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February 15, 2012 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Date02/15/2012
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Frierson produces another record saugeye
LORADO – Robert Kern of Paragould caught a 6-pound, 4-ounce saugeye Oct. 12, 2003, from Lake Frierson at Lake Frierson State Park on the Greene-Craighead county line.

More than 217,000 fish stocked in Arkansas during January
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission crews stocked over 217,000 fish in Arkansas lakes and rivers during January, according to Mark Oliver, chief of the Fisheries Division. The total stocking of fish weighed more than 67,000 pounds.

Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program recognizes 75 years of wildlife conservation and partnership success
LITTLE ROCK – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, as well as other partners are beginning a yearlong celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program. The program is the most significant and successful partnership approach to fish and wildlife conservation in history.

Join the Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 17-20
LITTLE ROCK - Warmer temperatures and lack of snow in parts of North America are setting the stage for what could be a most intriguing 15th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, coming up Feb. 17-20.
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