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August 14, 2013 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Survey says approval of hunting highest since 1995
LITTLE ROCK – A recently released nationwide scientific survey by Responsive Management shows that 79 percent of Americans 18 and older approve of hunting, up five percentage points from 74 percent in 2011. This marks the highest level of support for hunting since 1995, according to data compiled by Responsive Management.

Snowdens helped develop conservation easement concept
LITTLE ROCK – Conservation starts at ground level and David Snowden Sr. and David Snowden Jr. can attest to this from first-hand experience. The father and son will be inducted into the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Outdoor Hall of Fame for their achievements in outdoor fields and to protect wildlife habitat. The banquet will be held Sept. 6 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

‘Critter’ license tags mean college for many students
LITTLE ROCK – You have seen them all over Arkansas, on highways, on city streets and on back roads. The special license plates with wildlife themes are highly popular.

Acres for Wildlife program helps improve environment
LITTLE ROCK – The quality of the environment in Arkansas is dependent upon decisions made by the many individuals who own and manage the land. Out of 33 million surface acres in the Arkansas, 29 million are under private ownership.

AGFC stocks more than 790,000 fish during July
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission crews stocked more than 790,000 fish in Arkansas lakes and rivers during July, according to Mark Oliver, chief of the Fisheries Division. The total stocking of fish weighed more than 119,600 pounds.
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