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July 18, 2012 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Governor Beebe appoints new AGFC commissioner
LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe last week named Ford Overton of Little Rock as the newest commissioner of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. “Ford has an enthusiasm for hunting, fishing and conservation, and a passion to ensure that our young people get the first-hand education to learn all three,” Beebe said. “He has already worked toward that end with the Game and Fish Foundation, and is ready to bring that same drive to the Commission.”

16 WMAs designated for increased deer management
LITTLE ROCK – Recently, 16 Arkansas Game and Fish Commission-owned wildlife management areas around the state were designated as the Sweet Sixteen. The purpose of the program is to provide a more diverse hunting opportunity within Arkansas. The 16 areas are located throughout the state and were selected based on their location and deer management potential.

AGFC application now available for Android phones
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Information Network of Arkansas have released a free AGFC Android application, available through Google Play. The Droid application is the latest in a series of AGFC services developed to help hunters check game. The AGFC currently offers game check online at Game Check and toll-free at 866-305-0808. There’s also an iPhone app that offers hunters another game check option.

Hunters drawn for sixth Arkansas alligator hunting season
LITTLE ROCK – Several lucky hunters have been drawn for Arkansas’s sixth season of alligator hunting. The season will get underway in September. The season will be from 30 minutes after sunset on Friday, Sept. 14 until 30 minutes before sunrise on Monday, Sept. 17 and from 30 minutes after sunset on Friday, Sept. 21 until 30 minutes before sunrise on Monday, Sept. 24.

Young artists compete in state fish art contest
LITTLE ROCK – Some of Arkansas’s youngest and best artists had their talents on display this summer at the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center. The young artists were competing in the Arkansas State Fish Art Contest sponsored by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
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