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July 28, 2010 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter


Commission approves early migratory bird season
It’s time to pull the shotgun out of the gun case and give it a good cleaning. Commissioners from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission last week approved the early migratory bird seasons for 2010-2011.

Northeast Arkansas duck hunters may access public areas to repair blinds
Waterfowl hunters who make use of public duck blinds on several northeast Arkansas public hunting areas will soon get their chance to perform maintenance work on these public blinds. Sportsmen may access Big Lake, St. Francis Sunken Lands and Dave Donaldson Black River WMAs from Aug. 6 through Aug. 22, to maintain public duck blinds, waterfowl hunting holes and boat lanes.

Hunters drawn for fourth Arkansas alligator hunting season
Several lucky hunters have been drawn for Arkansas’s fourth season of alligator hunting. The season will get underway next month.

Lake Overcup draw down meeting scheduled
Last winter, an area on the Lake Overcup dam began to slough off. Due to the nature of the repairs, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be conducting a partial draw down of the lake.

Conservation stewardship program contracts funded in Arkansas
Arkansas farmers and landowners are receiving $4,454,954 through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service's Conservation Stewardship Program for conservation measures they have taken on their land.

Arkansas NWTF chapters to improve wildlife habitat
The National Wild Turkey Federation's Arkansas chapters have budgeted $23,750 from the state Hunting Heritage Super Fund to invest in wild turkey management within Arkansas in 2010.

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