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October 17, 2012 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

New shooting range to be built in Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE – The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, in partnership with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the City of Jacksonville, this week announced plans for a state-of-the-art shooting range facility to be built near the intersection of Loop Road and Graham Road in Jacksonville. The facility will be used for shooting sports and archery, and will be the largest of its kind in the state with 13 ranges and room for expansion.

New White River access dedication set for Oct. 21
BETHESDA – The east side of Pool 2 on the White River has long been an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission priority location for boating access. While this pool is easily accessible from the west side at the AGFC’s Martin Access in Stone County, that access area does not serve eastside anglers very well. That is about to change with the construction of the Robert Gray Miller Access near Bethesda. A dedication ceremony for the new access will be held Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. to officially open the area.

AGFC stocks more than 348,000 fish in Arkansas during September
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission crews stocked over 348,000 fish in Arkansas lakes and rivers during September, according to Mark Oliver, chief of the Fisheries Division. The total stocking of fish weighed more than 125,000 pounds.

How’s your habitat?
Don’t do fescue- if managing your land for wildlife by Ruth Ann Gentry, AGFC Private Lands Biologist
FORT SMITH – Landowners desiring to manage their land for wildlife need to be aware that tall fescue provides no food or cover for species like deer, quail, rabbit, turkey and many other wildlife species and is considered unusable space for wildlife.
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