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April 2, 2014 Arkansas Outdoors

Two rehabilitated eagles take wing on Little Red River
HEBER SPRINGS – After serious injury, surgery and months of rehabilitation, two adult bald eagles were released Saturday, March 29, near the Little Red River just downstream from Greers Ferry Dam. 

Crappie jig colors are a never-ending debate
LITTLE ROCK – A long-running argument among Arkansas crappie fishermen is whether live minnows or artificial jigs are best for catching crappie. They both work, one better than the other at times, although some devout jig users won’t admit it. 

ASU trap and skeet team wins trap shooting contest
SAN ANTONIO – The Arkansas State University trap and skeet team has taken top honors in the American trap category in the 2014 Association of College Unions Internationals Clay Target Championships held last week in San Antonio. The Red Wolves also captured second place in the international trap category. Just over 630 students took part in the championships held last week in San Antonio. 

How’s your habitat? 
Calling All Turkeys – Key Turkey Habitat Components 
By Daniel Greenfield, AGFC Private Lands Biologist, East central Region Area 
LITTLE ROCK – Nothing sounds more like spring than a gobbling tom turkey. It is not by chance that some properties are better suited for viable turkey populations. Turkey populations face several limiting factors such as habitat loss, weather, poaching, diseases, parasites and predation. 
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