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January 11, 2012 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Southeast Arkansas agriculture and wildlife workshop planned
LAKE VILLAGE – Landowners and agricultural producers interested in cost-share programs are invited to attend the Southeast Arkansas Agriculture and Wildlife Workshop in Lake Village. The workshop will deal with wildlife habitat, cover crops, water management and conservation practices that retain agricultural productivity.

Fort Smith nature center receives award
FORT SMITH – The Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center’s butterfly garden has received an award from the Master Gardeners River Valley Chapter. The garden was chosen Project of the Year by the chapter. Throughout the year, Master Gardners will come to the nature center to mulch, weed and plant.

Fishing tips can make you a more proficient angler
LITTLE ROCK – Experienced fishermen are adept at picking up tips here and there, little things that can improve their chances of success out on the water.

More than 63,000 pounds of fish stocked in December
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission crews stocked over 364,000 fish in Arkansas lakes and rivers during December, according to Mark Oliver, chief of the Fisheries Division. The total stocking of fish weighed more than 63,700 pounds.
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