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February 29, 2012 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

New largemouth bass record set in Arkansas
WYNNE – Almost 36 years to the day, Arkansas’s largemouth bass state record has finally been broken. On Tuesday, Paul Crowder of Forrest City set the new record on Lake Dunn near Wynne. Crowder’s lunker weighed 16 pounds 5 ounces, breaking the old record by just a single ounce.

Lower White Oak Lake repairs continue with fish capture
CHIDESTER – In response to public comment, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has been removing fish from Lower White Oak Lake. The fish were relocated to Upper White Oak Lake, Bragg Lake and state fish hatcheries for restocking Lower White Oak Lake. The removal of the fish is part of AGFC’s plan to repair the water control structure and restock the popular south Arkansas fishing destination.

Arkansas’s bear harvest continues to be strong
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas’s bear harvest continues to be strong. Hunters harvested more than 400 bears during the 2011-12. Last year, hunters harvested more 450 bears. During the 2009-10 season, hunters harvested a record 530 bears.

AGFC announces new Chief of Enforcement
LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has named Jeff Crow as its new Chief of Enforcement.

Outdoor Hotline to feature feral hogs and lunker bass
LITTLE ROCK – Fishing for largemouth bass and the problems feral hogs are causing for Arkansas’s wildlife management will be the topic of AETN’s “Outdoor Hotline.” Biologists from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be on hand to provide information and answer questions during the one-hour TV show.
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