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June 6, 2012 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

USDA accepting wildlife applications through June 8
LITTLE ROCK – Farmers and landowners in portions of Ashley, Chicot, Cross and Poinsett counties have until June 8 to submit Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program applications to receive cost-share assistance to implement conservation practices through three Mississippi River Basin Initiative projects.

Proficiency tests among urban deer hunt requirements
LITTLE ROCK – Unique deer hunting opportunities are increasing for Arkansas sportsmen. There is a catch, however. Hunters have to meet a somewhat stringent list of rules. These opportunities are urban deer hunts, and more Arkansas communities are turning to them as a means to meet the problems of deer in town – nuisance deer that can be driving hazards as well as unwanted flower bed grazers.

Free Fishing Days event begins this weekend
LITTLE ROCK – Free Fishing Days of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission begins this weekend. Free Fishing Days will start at noon Friday, June 8, through midnight Sunday, June 10. No sport fisherman, resident or non-resident, will be required to have a fishing license or a trout permit to fish anywhere in Arkansas during these times.

Four Mississippi River Basin WREP projects selected in Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas landowners in portions of 19 counties have the opportunity to apply for financial assistance to improve wetlands through the Mississippi River Basin Initiative Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program.
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