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December 14, 2011 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Harris Brake WMA tornado damage to be reforested
    PERRYVILLE – Following the damage left by a devastating tornado this spring, work to reforest a portion of the Harris Brake Wildlife Management Area has begun. Shortly after the tornado, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hired a contractor to remove the downed timber. That project has been completed.

Youths lead the successes at 2011 December elk hunt 
      PONCA – “And a little child shall lead them.” The December Arkansas elk hunt followed this biblical passage except it was plural – children instead of child. Youth hunters set the pace in the five-day hunt on both public and private land in the Buffalo River country.

More than 89,100 pounds of fish stocked in November
      LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission crews stocked more than 896,400 fish in Arkansas lakes and rivers during November, according to Mark Oliver, chief of the Fisheries Division. The total stocking of fish weighed more than 89,100 pounds.

New FWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife program coordinator appointed
      LITTLE ROCK - This summer, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service appointed Joseph Krystofik to be the state coordinator for its Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Arkansas. Krystofik, who works out of the FWS’s Ecological Services Field Office in Conway, previously served as the agency’s farm bill coordinator and has been serving as the acting state coordinator since January. “I’m very excited and grateful to have been selected for this position,” Krystofik said.
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