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December 19, 2012 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

All-time Arkansas deer harvest record surpassed
LITTLE ROCK – The current deer hunting season in Arkansas is a dandy, the best in the state’s history, and it is still going on.

Early duck stamp sales show an increase
LITTLE ROCK – How is the current Arkansas duck hunting season going? As you can imagine, it depends on who answers the question. One answer comes from Arkansas Game and Fish Commission license sales people, and they see an increase from a year ago in the number of migratory waterfowl stamps, commonly called duck stamps, sold.

AGFC releases Android version of mobile game check app
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission now has a mobile application for users of Android-based phones and tablets. The application provides all of the features of the popular AGFC iPhone application, which was released in 2009. The popular app has been downloaded over 80,000 times. In 2012 over 28 percent of hunters checked their game using the iPhone application.

AGFC stocks more than 839,000 fish in Arkansas during November
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission crews stocked over 1.4 million fish in Arkansas lakes and rivers during November, according to Mark Oliver, chief of the Fisheries Division. The total stocking of fish weighed more than 118,400 pounds.

Compass and map course available at Crowley’s Ridge
JONESBORO – Find your way to Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center in Jonesboro for an orienteering course from 1-4 p.m., Dec. 29, 2012. The course focuses on navigation using only a compass, map and observation techniques used in the military for centuries.
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