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February 20, 2013 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Governor Beebe appoints Patterson new commissioner
LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe has named Ty Patterson of Texarkana as the newest commissioner of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Patterson will serve the remaining 16 months of a term vacated by the resignation of Rick Watkins. The announcement was held last week at the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center in Little Rock.

Volunteers put in trees, shrubs on Crooked Creek
HARMON – More than a dozen college students joined other volunteers and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission personnel on a chilly Saturday to plant about 400 trees and shrubs on flood-ravaged areas of two creeks in north Arkansas.

Walleye daily limit is just four in White River lakes
LITTLE ROCK – It’s the walleye fishing time of the year for many Arkansas anglers, and they need to know the limits.

AGFC stocks more than 141,900 fish in Arkansas during January
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission crews stocked over 141,900 fish in Arkansas lakes and rivers during January, according to Mark Oliver, chief of the Fisheries Division. The total stocking of fish weighed more than 60,000 pounds.
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