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January 18, 2012 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Pipe bomb found on wildlife management area

MADISON COUNTY WMA – A pipe bomb was found on the McIlroy Madison County Wildlife Management Area on Saturday, Jan. 14. The device was located on Madison County Road 1254 in northwest Arkansas.
Eagle watching opportunities abound in Arkansas winter
LITTLE ROCK – When winter is in full swing in late January and in February, numbers of Arkansans and their visitors who enjoy the outdoors go looking for eagles. A few decades back, seeing an eagle was rare in the state. Now you stand a good chance of seeing one or more in nearly every section of Arkansas.

Hunters and wildlife watchers urged to report swans
 LITTLE ROCK — Hunters and wildlife watchers are urged to help count and identify Arkansas’s wintering swan populations.

Prescribed burning workshop planned for woodland owners
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Prescribed Fire Council will be conducting a prescribed burning workshop for woodland owners beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11. The workshop will be held at the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Livestock and Poultry Experiment Station near Batesville.
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