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August 29, 2012 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Sweet Sixteen WMA permits available Sept. 1
LITTLE ROCK – Beginning Sept. 1, use permits for the 16 Arkansas Game and Fish Commission-owned wildlife management areas designated as the Sweet Sixteen will be available to hunters. 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.

Make the most of your dove hunting opportunities
LITTLE ROCK – With dove hunting season opening Saturday, Sept. 1, Arkansans have a chance to get into the action a little or a lot. It’s their choice.

Leftover WMA deer hunting permits go on sale Sept. 10
LITTLE ROCK – Leftover deer hunt permits will only be available for online purchase beginning 8 a.m. on Sept. 10. Several AGFC WMAs throughout the state have a limited number of permits left over for modern gun, muzzleloader and youth permits. These permits are $10 each and must be paid for with Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards.

Hunters urged to be careful with cigarettes, other fire
LITTLE ROCK – With dove and Canada goose hunting opening Saturday, Sept. 1, thousands of Arkansans and visitors will be in fields and woods. They may smoke cigarettes and whip up meals over camp stoves or on tailgates.

Portable hunting stands on WMAs defined
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has defined what constitutes a portable hunting stand for those hunting WMAs. The new definition says that a portable hunting stand is any device or structure used for the purpose of hunting that can be carried in its entirety by one person. The definition has been published in the AGFC’s code of regulations.
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