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July 14, 2010 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Date07/14/2010
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Duck survey shows populations similar to last year
LITTLE ROCK – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released its preliminary report on mid-continent breeding ducks and habitats, based on surveys conducted in May. The total duck population is nearly 41 million, which is similar to last year’s estimate and 21 percent above the long-term average.

AGFC and Corps of Engineers sign agreement on minimum flows
MOUNTAIN HOME - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently formalized a historic agreement on minimum flows from Norfork Lake into the tailwaters. The project calls for a steady release of cold water flowing from Norfork Dam that will benefit downstream trout when no hydropower is being generated.

USDA announces projects to benefit fish and wildlife in Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK - Farmers and landowners in several Arkansas counties have until Aug. 1 to submit applications for cost-share assistance to implement conservation practices through four Mississippi River Basin Initiative projects.

Over 162,400 pounds of fish stocked in June
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission crews stocked almost 2 million fish in Arkansas lakes and rivers during June, according to Mark Oliver, chief of fisheries. The total stocking of fish weighed more 162,400 pounds.

High school fishing world finals, July 21-24, in Russellville
RUSSELLVILLE – High School students from across the U.S. are gearing up for the high school fishing world finals. The 2010 Student Angler Federation High School Fishing World Finals will be held July 21-24 at Lake Dardanelle State Park in Russellville.

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