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August 7, 2013 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Campora named Officer of the Year
WALDRON – Wildlife Officer 1st Class Joel Campora has been named the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Officer of the Year. Campora died May 31 during a water rescue attempt in western Arkansas.

Drawdown begins for Lake Erling structure repairs
TAYLOR – Contractors for International Paper have begun lowering the water level of Lake Erling in preparation for routine spillway and water control structure inspections. The lake will be lowered three feet to allow inspectors to examine the concrete and mechanical structures that are used to adjust and maintain the lake’s water levels.

High school seniors take week-long conservation journey
LITTLE ROCK – What do 35 counties, three state parks, one national park, three conservation education centers, two nature centers, four wildlife management areas, one commission meeting and 11 high school seniors have in common? All were elements of the first annual Youth Conservation Institute held July 11-18 all across the State of Arkansas.

Four Arkansans tapped for 2013 Outdoor Hall of Fame
LITTLE ROCK – A half dozen Arkansans with years of leadership and achievements in the state’s outdoors are this year’s selections for the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame.

Fishing challenge ends with $10,000 Big Al II still at large
HOT SPRINGS – The 2013 $60,000 Hot Springs Fishing Challenge ended last week with Big Al the Second still on the lam.
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