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May 30, 2012 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

AGFC agrees to partnership with watershed group
JONESBORO – During last week’s monthly meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in Jonesboro, commissioners approved an agreement with the Illinois River Watershed Partnership to pursue site development on a 31-acre tract in Cave Springs. The property includes the 6-acre Lake Keith.

Anglers asked to stock fingerlings in Big Bass Bonanza
LITTLE ROCK – If you are a contestant in the upcoming Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza, you have an opportunity to stock some bass in a secret honey hole.

Can I shoot a feral hog now?
LITTLE ROCK – The weather is summer-like, and little is going on in the way of hunting. Yes, squirrel season is open. Feral hogs can be your target, however. One condition is they must be on private land where the rules are liberal. Feral hogs can be shot day or night, year-round and with any weapon. There are no limits on the number of hogs someone can take.

Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program state championship is
June 1-2

LONOKE – For a taste of one of the most highly-competitive sporting events in the state, look no further than the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program state championship. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission program winds down with the state championship June 1-2 at the Remington firing range in Lonoke. What started in 2006 with just over 900 kids has blossomed into a statewide phenomenon with over 6,000 youngsters competing across the state. On Friday, the top 64 junior squads will compete followed by the top 64 senior teams on Saturday - a total of 320 shooters each day will be competing. Competition begins each day at 8 a.m.

2012-2013 deer permit application process begins June 1
LITTLE ROCK - Permit applications will be available for WMA doe quota, youth, archery, modern gun and muzzleloader deer hunts on several AGFC wildlife management areas throughout the state.
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