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July 24, 2013 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Commission proposes late migratory season
LITTLE ROCK – It’s still months away, but the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission discussed duck hunting during last week’s monthly meeting. The proposed late migratory bird season dates were reviewed and the early season migratory bird dates approved during the meeting.

Fine money goes back to county where collected
LITTLE ROCK - When the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission collects fines from game law convictions, the money goes back to the county where it was collected. The money is used to fund educational programs focused on fish, wildlife and conservation in the counties where the offenses occurred.

Mosby named to Sportswriters Hall of Fame
CONWAY – The first outdoor article Joe Mosby authored was about possum hunting, and he was a high school junior. Sixty-seven years later, he has written thousands of newspaper articles and is still going. Mosby was honored for his long and distinguished career by being named to the Arkansas Sportscasters-Sportswriters Hall of Fame during a banquet at Centennial Country Club in Conway.

Farmers to continue their important role in wildlife management
LITTLE ROCK – Does driving the rice combine ever get monotonous, or do the long days of harvesting leave you looking for creative ways to stay awake? The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has a new game you can play to help pass the time.

Arkadelphia’s DeSoto Bluff Trail opening set for July 30
ARKADELPHIA – The City of Arkadelphia has announced the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the DeSoto Bluff Trail to be held July 30 at 10 a.m. in Arkadelphia.

Fishing Challenge’s $10,000 Big Al II taunts his pursuers
HOT SPRINGS – With 10 days remaining in the 2013 $60,000 Hot Springs Fishing Challenge, Big Al II remains on the lam.
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