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October 31, 2012 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Knoedl named new AGFC director
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission last week named almost 27-year veteran Mike Knoedl to serve as the agency’s director. Knoedl, who began his career with the AGFC in 1985, has served as the agency’s deputy director since 2011. Knoedl was selected with the support of all seven voting commissioners. He replaces Loren Hitchcock, who has announced his retirement.

17 cadets complete wildlife officer training
MAYFLOWER – Seventeen cadets have completed more than 700 hours of intensive training to become wildlife officers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Hunters adapt and score with Buffalo River elk
PONCA – For Chris Racey of Little Rock, his first elk hunt necessitated some scrambling and on-the-spot change of plans. But it paid off in a 7X6 bull elk from Richland Valley of the Gene Rush Wildlife Management Area.

NRCS accepting 2013 environmental quality incentives
LITTLE ROCK – Farmers and landowners in Arkansas have until Nov. 16 to submit applications to receive financial assistance to implement conservation activities through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for the 2013 program year. Applicants can sign up at their local U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service field service center.
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