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June 11, 2014 Arkansas Outdoors Weekly Newsletter


Ashdown and Greenwood squads snagAYSSP titles

JACKSONVILLE – Weather again playedhavoc with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Arkansas Youth ShootingSports state finals. Last year, brutal weather conditions forced the tournamentinto a third day. This year the Ashdown Panthers Team 3 took top honors in thejunior division and the senior Greenwood Blazing Attack took top honors despitethe severe weather that hit the area. The tournament was held June 6-7 atJacksonville. 

Discarded orange barrels get newlife as fish shelters

RUSSELLVILLE – Those familiarplastic orange traffic barrels are everywhere along Arkansas roads. Whathappens to them then they are broken or damaged?

Long Bell Access road closed onBayou Meto

BAYOU METO – The Long Bell Accessroad on Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area is temporarily closed. 

New conservation initiative goes beyond traditional efforts

LITTLE ROCK – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsackrecently announced the launch of what he calls “a new era in Americanconservation efforts” with an historic focus on public-private partnership. 

Plan ahead if planting hardwood trees

CROSSETT – If you’re a privatelandowner and would like to plant at least 20 acres to a mix of hardwoods,start planning now and contact an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission or U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service Private Lands Biologist. The Partners for Fish andWildlife Program has funding available for private landowners, but several keysteps will have to be completed before planting can occur. 

Former AGFC Director Hugh Durhamdies

LITTLE ROCK – Former Arkansas Gameand Fish Commission director Hugh C. Durham IV, 51, died June 6 at his home inRuston, La. Durham left International Paper Co. in 2000 to become AGFCdirector. He also was a member of the governor’s cabinet and on the statePollution Control and Ecology Commission. 


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