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November 16, 2011 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Water manipulation required in NE Arkansas, but WMAs still good for opening day
JONESBORO – This week’s heavy rainfall is forcing the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to manipulate water levels on several wildlife management areas in northeast Arkansas. The measures are necessary to prevent damage or failure of infrastructure such as levees and water-control structures.

DU, AGFC improve habitat management capabilities at Cut-Off Creek WMA
MONTICELLO – Just in time for waterfowl season, Ducks Unlimited and its partners recently completed a wetlands restoration project on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Cut-Off Creek Wildlife Management Area.

Reducing the bugs can increase deer hunting enjoyment
LITTLE ROCK – That main event now underway – modern gun deer season – will be more satisfying if you keep the bugs out of it.

Mark your calendar with 2012 deer opening dates
LITTLE ROCK – Many Arkansas deer hunters like to plan in advance – scheduling vacations, making reservations, arranging other details of their favorite outdoor activity.

Orange isn’t just for deer, bear and elk hunting

LITTLE ROCK – You may be a specialist who only hunts squirrels. Or maybe it is just rabbits. Still, you need to have a hunter orange cap and vest available at certain times.

More than 217,000 pounds of fish stocked in October
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission crews stocked over 1 million fish in Arkansas lakes and rivers during October, according to Mark Oliver, chief of the Fisheries Division. The total stocking of fish weighed more than 217,000 pounds.
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