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February 6, 2013 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

ANASP regionals bring out over 2,700 students
LITTLE ROCK – The popular Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program will hold its regional tournaments this weekend. The number of competitors is up over 30 percent from the previous year, with 2,710 archers scheduled to compete at six regional sites.

JAKES/Canvasback field day planned at El Dorado

EL DORADO – The Union County Limbhangers chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Riverbottom Chapter of Delta Waterfowl will host a JAKES/Canvasback Club field day full of outdoor activities Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Malloy Sportsmen’s Club in El Dorado. JAKES, which stands for Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship is dedicated to informing, educating and involving youth in wildlife conservation and the wise stewardship of the country’s natural resources.

State fish and duck contests highlight young artists

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will once again administer the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest and the Wildlife Forever State Fish Art Contest for Arkansas. These contests use art to catch the imagination of students and foster a discovery of the natural world by increasing awareness of, and respect for, our natural resources.

Custom knife show coming Feb. 16-17
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Knifemakers Association will present the Eighteenth Annual Arkansas Custom Knife Show on Feb. 16-17, 2013, in the Robinson Center Exhibit Hall located at Markham and Broadway Streets in downtown Little Rock. Knife show hours are: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday.

Leftover WMA turkey hunting permits to go on sale Mar. 4

LITTLE ROCK – Leftover turkey hunt permits will only be available for online purchase this year. The permits will be available beginning at 8 a.m. on March 4.
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