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September 25, 2013 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Outdoor recreation provides a $1.8 billion economic benefit in Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansans take The Natural State nickname to heart, and they should. Outdoors-related recreation generates more than $4.9 million a day in Arkansas. According to the 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation compiled by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Census Bureau, hunters, anglers and wildlife watchers spent more than $1.8 billion on wildlife recreation in Arkansas in 2011.

Hunters: Confirm sunrise and sunset for yourselves
LITTLE ROCK – Waterfowl hunting in Arkansas is legal from 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset.

Hunters end first alligator season segment with large haul
LITTLE ROCK – It was a big weekend for alligator hunters in Arkansas. Hunters picked up 31 gators with the largest measuring just over 13-feet 9-inches.

Hunting and Fishing Day to be celebrated at AGFC nature and education centers
LITTLE ROCK – Congress formalized the National Hunting and Fishing Day annual celebration 41 years ago and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be marking the day along with the rest of the country on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Corps to celebrate 50-year anniversary of Greers Ferry Dam dedication
HEBER SPRINGS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Greers Ferry Dam Dedication. President John F. Kennedy was on hand to dedicate the dam just days before his death. The celebration will be held at the John F. Kennedy Overlook on Oct. 3, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
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