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July 31, 2013 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Date07/31/2013
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Fungus that kills bats prompts continued precautions at Arkansas caves
WEST FORK –A low level of the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats has been detected in two north Arkansas caves. The fungus was discovered in a cave at Devil’s Den State Park in Washington County and a private cave located in southern Baxter County. No bat deaths due to white-nose syndrome are known to have occurred in Arkansas.

Deer hunting seminars planned in five locations
LITTLE ROCK – Five seminars focusing on deer hunting are coming up in August. They are programs of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

St. Francis Lake drawdown cancelled
TRUMANN – St. Francis Lake near Trumann will not be drawn down to make repairs to the wash out near the dam in 2013. Due to past flooding, significant erosion has occurred. The washout is allowing water to bypass the dam.

Input needed for Lake Greeson master plan revisions
MURFREESBORO – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is revising the Lake Greeson Master Plan. The current plan has been used as a guide for recreational and environmental stewardship decisions for over 30 years.

Horsehead Lake renovation well underway
CLARKSVILLE – At 63 years, Horsehead Lake is comparatively old for a man-made fishing facility in Arkansas. It has had some problems, likely connected to age.
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