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January 15, 2014 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Wildlife officers help to rescue trio stranded by high water
DENNARD – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers helped save three people stranded on their vehicle early Saturday morning. The three people were trapped on the roof of their vehicle for six hours after it was swept downstream in high water on the Archey Fork of the Little Red River.

AGFC feral hog trapping program forces minor closures on WMAs
JONESBORO – With the increase in Arkansas’s feral hog population, the AGFC is taking advantage of cold weather to intensify feral hog trapping operations on several Wildlife Management Areas. AGFC staffs on several WMAs are using a variety of methods to remove hogs from the landscape. The most efficient being large coral traps.

Can you distinguish different geese in the field?
LITTLE ROCK – Duck hunting time is growing short for Arkansans, but some of them will keep active for a while with geese.

AGFC stocks more than 400,000 fish during December
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fisheries crews stocked more than 400,000 fish in Arkansas lakes and rivers during December. The total stocking of fish weighed more than 108,000 pounds.
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