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March 26, 2014 Arkansas Outdoors


Commission hears proposals on hunting regulations
LITTLE ROCK – Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission last week received a briefing last week on the public response from hunting regulations the agency proposed. The AGFC provided an online survey this year for public input. More than 6,000 people responded to the survey. 

Registration begins April 1 for eight urban archery deer hunts
LITTLE ROCK – The first step in a unique but demanding form of Arkansas hunting – urban deer hunts – opens April 1. Potential hunters can register online at 

Visit one of Arkansas’s nature centers and you might win a boat
LITTLE ROCK – Looking for something to do this spring break? Why not visit one of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s four nature centers? You may win a boat, motor and trailer. 

Dam restoration on Spring River underway
MAMMOTH SPRING – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is working with private contractors to renovate and restore Dam No. 3 on the Spring River near Mammoth Spring. Work began March 24, and will continue through September 2014. 

Minor change planned for Lake Conway water level
CONWAY – Several dozen persons listened to a planned change in Lake Conway’s water level management recently, asked some questions and did not raise objections. 

Bat outside Blanchard Springs Caverns tests positive for white-nose syndrome
MOUNTAIN VIEW – A bat found dead outside an entrance to Blanchard Springs Caverns has tested positive for white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease deadly to bats. The tri-colored bat was sent to the Southeast Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study at the University of Georgia and confirmed to have the disease. 
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