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June 5, 2013 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Wildlife officer’s body recovered at scene of flood
Y CITY – The body of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Wildlife Officer 1st Class Joel Campora was recovered June 2 near the location where flood waters took the lives of Scott County Sheriff Cody Carpenter and two women. Campora and Carpenter were attempting to rescue the two Y City women when flood waters collapsed the women’s home.

Dunklin named Ducks Unlimited national president
HUMPHREY – George Dunklin Jr., of Humphrey, whose term on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission concluded a year ago, has been installed as the national president of Ducks Unlimited.

Corning squads snag junior and senior AYSSP titles
LONOKE – After brutal weather conditions forced the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports state tournament into a third day, shooters from Corning took top honors in both the junior and senior divisions. The tournament was held May 31-June 2 at the Remington range near Lonoke.

Hendrix students to have hands-on learning opportunities at AGFC
LITTLE ROCK – Hendrix College students will soon have unique hands-on field research opportunities with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Randy Wilbourn, a 1968 Hendrix graduate and Board of Trustee member, and his wife Judy recently made a gift to the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation to establish the Henderson Research Fellows in honor of Scott Henderson, who led the agency until he retired October 2011.

New lock policy is in place on Arkansas River
LITTLE ROCK –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Little Rock District has begun a new program for recreational boaters on 11 of the 13 Arkansas locks along the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.

Free Fishing Weekend in Arkansas begins June 7
LITTLE ROCK – “The best things in life are free,” the old song tells us, and a strong example is the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Free Fishing Weekend – noon on Friday, June 7, to midnight on Sunday, June 9.

High water closes boat ramps and recreational areas
VICKSBURG, Miss – Due to the recent high water levels, the Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have closed boat ramps and recreational areas at Lake Ouachita, Lake Greeson and DeGray Lake. Concrete barriers are being placed at boat ramps, recreational areas and day use areas for visitor's safety. Additional campsites may be closed should water levels rise.
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