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August 18, 2010 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Turkey hunters urged to voice opinions at public meetings
Arkansas turkey hunters will have the opportunity to gather information and ask questions on proposed turkey hunting regulations for 2011.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host six public meetings across Arkansas Aug. 24.
The meetings are part of the AGFC’s annual turkey regulations process.

Dove baiting: Check for yourself before hunting
It’s an old and useful adage – be sure you are right, then go ahead.
It applies to dove hunting, which is coming up quickly. The Arkansas season opens Saturday, Sept. 4.
Be sure the place you hunt is not baited. Obviously, if you come to a field and see piles of wheat or sunflower seed or salt or something else on the ground, it is baited, and is to be avoided for dove hunting. If you can’t see anything and you are a guest or a paying customer of the owner or manager of the field, ask first if the field has been baited. The established rule is all bait must be gone for 10 days before a place can be hunted.

Zach McClendon selected for Outdoor Hall of Fame
Zach McClendon Jr. was just 8 years old when he built his first boat. The count today is well more than 100,000 for the head of Monticello-based SeaArk Boats and SeaArk Marine.
McClendon and another Monticello boat builder, Kim Ward, have been selected as the 2010 inductees for the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame. They will be recognized at the 2010 Outdoor Hall of Fame banquet and ceremony Friday, Sept.10, at Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

More than 135,800 pounds of fish stocked in July
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission crews stocked almost 820,000 fish in Arkansas lakes and rivers during July, according to Mark Oliver, chief of fisheries. The total stocking of fish weighed more than 135,800 pounds.

Hummingbird presentation set in Pine Bluff
Who hasn’t enjoyed watching a hummingbird in flight? Hummingbirds are well-known for their displays of aerial maneuverability. If you’d like to learn more about hummingbirds, the Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center in Pine Bluff is the place to be.
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