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September 1, 2010 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter


WMA hiking trail dedication set for Sept. 8
Nine miles of nature trails, a newly paved parking area and an access road will be dedicated at the Freddie Black Choctaw Island WMA and Deer Research Area East Unit at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

Dove season opens Saturday; don’t forget your HIP
If it’s Labor Day weekend, football and dove hunting have begun in Arkansas. The Sept. 4 opening of dove season represents the traditional opening of fall hunting in Arkansas.

Lake Conway study to reveal underwater topography
In an effort to understand the depth and lake floor of Lake Conway, Southwestern Energy is conducting a bathymetric study of Lake Conway that will continue through the first week of November. Bathymetry is the study of the bottom contours of a lake.

Want to shoot a wild hog? Opportunities abound
If you have a hankering to shoot a wild hog, it’s understandable. They are overabundant in many parts of Arkansas. Don’t hold back. Go ahead and shoot that wild hog. Better yet, shoot several.

Sanders and Maynard locks closed for maintenance
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is closing the Emmett Sanders and Col. Charles D. Maynard locks on the lower Arkansas River. The locks will be closed to river traffic through Sept. 12 so workers can perform scheduled maintenance and inspection.

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