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December 7, 2011 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Water manipulation required in NE Arkansas, but WMAs still good for opening day
LITTLE ROCK – For the second time in just over two weeks, this week’s heavy rainfall is forcing the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to manipulate water levels on several wildlife management areas in northeastern and eastern Arkansas. The measures are necessary to prevent damage or failure of infrastructure such as levees and water-control structures. Arkansas’s second segment of the waterfowl season opens on Dec. 8.

Looking for a special holiday gift this Christmas?
LITTLE ROCK - What better gift can you give than a publication about the Arkansas outdoors? The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s award-winning magazine, Arkansas Wildlife, is the perfect stocking stuffer.

NRCS announces funding for wetlands conservation assistance
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas landowners have until Jan. 27, 2012, to sign up for 2012 funding consideration through the Wetlands Reserve Program. Funded through the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, WRP is a voluntary program that helps landowners address wetland and wildlife natural resource concerns on private lands.

Brothers-in-law score first in 2011 December elk hunt
PONCA – Nathan Davidson scored with a nice bull elk early on opening morning of the 2011 December elk hunt in Buffalo River country. But his brother-in-law, Bobby Sims, was close behind.

Doves in December offer uncrowded hunting opportunities
LITTLE ROCK – In December, deer hunting continues in many parts of Arkansas, and duck hunting is approaching its peak.
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