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August 11, 2010 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Date08/11/2010
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AGFC working to remove wild hogs from Arkansas’s landscape
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is involved in an intensive effort to eradicate wild hogs from its wildlife management areas and encourages private landowners to kill all wild or “feral” hogs on their property. Wild hogs are not native to Arkansas but have become established throughout most counties in Arkansas because of inadvertent or illegal releases by the public and high reproductive success.

Two boat builders selected for Outdoor Hall of Fame
Two Arkansas boat builders with many years of varied activities to improve and expand Arkansas’s outdoor resources have been selected as the 2010 inductees for the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame.
Both are Monticello residents and business leaders. Kim Ward and Zach McClendon Jr. have led their companies for decades and have been in the forefront in the southeastern Arkansas city’s unique position as a boat producing center that is not on water.
Ward and McClendon will be recognized at the 2010 Outdoor Hall of Fame banquet and ceremony on Friday, Sept. 10, at Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

New income opportunities for farmers produce huge benefits to wildlife
The United States Department of Agriculture has announced that the new Conservation Reserve Program general sign-up is currently underway through Aug. 27 at county Farm Service Agency offices. Farm producers with croplands they desire to consider for the program may sign-up again for the first time since 2006.

$250,000 in improvements underway in Arkansas’s Bearcat Hollow
Wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts in Arkansas will benefit from $250,000 worth of wildlife habitat improvements, made possible by a grant from the National Forest Foundation and funding from other project partners.

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