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June 12, 2013 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

AGFC Commissioner Ron Duncan honored
HUNTSVILLE – The annual War Eagle Steward Award was presented to Ron Duncan of Springdale. Duncan is a Commissioner with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. He was honored for his lifelong dedication and appreciation of War Eagle River.

Alligator hunt permit applications available online
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas hunters may apply for alligator hunting permits for the 2013 season. The application period lasts from midnight, June 10, until midnight, June 24. Permits will be drawn in July.

Big Bass Bonanza coming to Arkansas River June 28-30
LITTLE ROCK – For many Arkansas fishermen it is a dream. One cast can win the equivalent of a year’s salary – the $50,000 top prize.

Arkansas Forestry Association hosts 2013 teacher conservation tour
MONTICELLO – The 2013 Teacher Conservation Tour, sponsored by the Arkansas Forestry Association Education Foundation, will be held June 17-21 in Monticello. The focus of the five-day workshop is on the environmental and economic benefits of Arkansas's forestlands.

How’s your habitat? Shrub Thickets – Covey Headquarters for Quail
LITTLE ROCK – The northern bobwhite is the native quail species found throughout Arkansas. These predominantly ground-dwelling birds are primarily found in areas that contain large amounts of edge habitat. Edges are boundaries between different habitat types or land use practices.
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