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March 14, 2012 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

State largemouth bass record un-Dunn
WYNNE – Just over two weeks after an Arkansas largemouth bass record apparently was set, an investigation by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has revealed that the fish was caught illegally.

National Wildlife Week begins March 19
LITTLE ROCK – It’s not only Spring Break for most schools in Arkansas, but March 19-25 is celebrated as National Wildlife Week. Since 1938, National Wildlife Week has been a time to learn about wildlife and nature.

Tips for meeting rising costs of boat fuel
LITTLE ROCK – Just like fuel for your car, pickup or motor home, boat fuel costs are climbing. Some adjustments in habits and maintenance measures can help offset these increased costs for fishermen and boaters, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said.

It is crappie time, and here are a dozen fishing tips
LITTLE ROCK – When spring approaches, a large segment of Arkansas anglers think of crappie. It is true that crappie can be caught any time of the year, but spring and crappie seem to go together like ham and eggs, red beans and rice, grits and gravy. Yes, it is natural to use food analogies with the great-tasting crappie subject.

Turkey season program scheduled for nature center
LITTLE ROCK – Looking for some insight on the upcoming turkey season? Hunters can find the answer to that question during a free turkey season outlook at the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center in Little Rock. The program will be 6 p.m.-7 p.m., March 27. Seating for the program is limited, so call the nature center office at 501-907-0636 to register.

More than 298,000 fish stocked in Arkansas during February
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission crews stocked over 298,000 fish in Arkansas lakes and rivers during February, according to Mark Oliver, chief of the Fisheries Division. The total stocking of fish weighed more than 88,400 pounds.
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