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March 21, 2012 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

AGFC releasing water from Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir as heavy rains hit central Arkansas
CONWAY – Due to the heavy rains pounding central Arkansas, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has been dropping Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir’s water level for the past few days. The threat for flooding is very high and the predicted rain totals have continued to increase. Central Arkansas is predicted to receive as much as 10 inches of rain by Thursday.

Local Ducks Unlimited chapter recognized nationally
LITTLE ROCK – The President’s Elite are among Ducks Unlimited’s most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $100,000 or more for DU’s habitat conservation work. This past fall, the Central Arkansas Chapter made the list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

Feral hog workshop planned at El Dorado March 27
EL DORADO – A workshop on control of feral hogs is set for March 27 in El Dorado. The workshop will be held from 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. The workshop is a project of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and will include talks and demonstrations by several staff members of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Deer public scoping meeting set for Paragould
PARAGOULD – A public scoping meeting for deer hunters in Deer Zones 4 and 5 is scheduled for March 29 in Paragould. The meeting will focus on deer management in northeast Arkansas.

AGFC, helpers work to help aging lakes in Arkansas
HOPE – It is undeniable. Lakes in Arkansas are aging. Most are not as productive as they were in their young and glorious days. The majority of the public lakes in Arkansas were built in the 1950s and 1960s, meaning today they are roughly a half-century in age. Nutrition and cover have declined. Siltation is a problem.
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