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October 9, 2013 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Lyerly scores with a bow to open 2013 elk hunt
JASPER – Dr. Shane Lyerly of Jonesboro was last, then was first in the 2013 Arkansas elk hunt in Buffalo River country. Lyerly was the last person drawn for a public land elk permit in June at the Buffalo River Elk Festival in Jasper. But he was the first hunter to down an elk in 2013, scoring on Monday morning.

Rest area on Cut-Off Creek WMA to remain dry this season
COLLINS – Due to upcoming habitat improvements and timber management efforts, the Pigeon Creek Waterfowl Rest Area on Cut-Off Creek Wildlife Management Area will not be flooded during the 2013-14 duck season.

Current Arkansas deer harvest now available online
LITTLE ROCK –Deer hunters interested in studying the state’s deer harvest can now get real-time data on the season. Hunters can check the deer harvest numbers at

Deer hunting seminar planned at nature center
FORT SMITH – Deer Hunting 101, designed for beginning hunters but with material even experienced can benefit from is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center in Fort Smith.

Exploring nature On David's Trail set for Oct. 20
MOUNTAIN HOME – Nature lovers of all ages will get a chance to look more closely at critters found in water, underground and throughout the woods, not to mention trees and plants themselves, during this year’s David’s Trail Day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 20, at Lake Norfork. David's Trail is located nine miles east of Mountain Home on U.S. Highway 62, then one mile north on State Highway 101. Turn right at the Panther Bay sign, then take the first left to the pavilion to find registration and activity tables and the trailhead.
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