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June 25, 2014 Arkansas Outdoors Weekly Newsletter


Proposedearly migratory bird seasons discussed

TEXARKANA– Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission last week discussedthis year’s dove season, the unofficial opening of Arkansas’s fall huntingseason, at its monthly meeting in Texarkana. 

TyPatterson ends term as a Game and Fish commissioner

TEXARKANA–Ty Patterson needed just three words to sum up his abbreviated term as anArkansas Game and Fish commissioner: “Short and sweet.” 

AGFC wildlife officers gear up for Operation Dry Water

LITTLEROCK – Wildlife officers across Arkansas and the U.S. are gearing up forOperation Dry Water – the nation’s boating under the influence awareness andenforcement campaign. The nationwide event will take place June 27-29. Alcoholuse is the leading known contributing factor in recreational boater deaths inthe United States. 

Lake Columbia back inaction and fishing is going strong

MAGNOLIA–Theextensive drawdown was scheduled for Lake Columbia just outside Magnolia. Thetwo years of drought that followed were not in the plan. 

Unattendedfawns may not be abandoned

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and FishCommission continues to get calls about people in Arkansas are finding newbornwildlife. The state is blessed with an abundance of wildlife and theiroffspring. 

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