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August 22, 2012 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Date08/22/2012
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AGFC rejects timber settlement
U.S. Supreme Court to hear case involving Dave Donaldson Black River WMA damage
LITTLE ROCK – Last week, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission rejected an offer to settle a 7-year-long lawsuit against the United States Government for cost recovery of timber damages to its Dave Donaldson Black River Wildlife Management Area.

Commission approves permanent blind removal plan on WMAs
LITTLE ROCK – Permanent blinds on two northeastern Arkansas wildlife management areas will be removed before this year’s waterfowl season. Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved a plan to remove the blinds on Big Lake and St. Francis Sunken Lands WMAs. The vote came last week during the Commission’s monthly meeting. Permanent blinds are not allowed on any of the state’s other WMAs.

Arkansas River largemouth bass length limit changed
LITTLE ROCK – Among the changes in fishing regulations changes to go into effect on Jan. 1 is one reducing the minimum length limit for largemouth bass on the Arkansas River.

AGFF Hall of Fame Banquet set for Sept. 7
LITTLE ROCK ¬– The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation will hold its Hall of Fame Banquet on Sept. 7 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. The event will be hosted by Foundation Chairman Bobby Martin.

Youth Outdoor Expo returns to Lake Sylvia
LITTLE ROCK – If you’re a fifth-grade teacher anywhere close to Perry County, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has a terrific, free offer.
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