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February 13, 2013 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Archers compete in ANASP regional tournaments
LITTLE ROCK – Arrows were flying at six sites during the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program regional tournaments held Feb. 9. Over 2,700 elementary to high school students competed for the right to go on to state tournament competition.

Hunters and wildlife watchers urged to report swans
LITTLE ROCK – Hunters and wildlife watchers are urged to help count and identify Arkansas’s wintering swan populations.

Rabbits offer plenty of February hunting opportunity
LITTLE ROCK – Some Arkansans, probably a small number, consider February as rabbit hunting time. Deer hunting is over except for a few bowhunters. Duck season has closed. Dove seeking is long past. Turkey hunting is two months ahead.

How’s your habitat?
Benefits of native grasses for wild turkey and other wildlife on your land by James Foster, AGFC Private Lands Biologist, Northeast Arkansas Area
JONESBORO – There are many native warm season grasses in Arkansas. The most commonly promoted native grasses for wildlife are big and little bluestem, indiangrass, sideoats grama, switchgrass and eastern gamagrass.
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