25 hunters win public land elk permits for upcoming 2014 season
JASPER – For 25 lucky hunters, the highlight of the Buffalo River Elk Festival was the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s drawing for public land elk hunting permits. The two-segment season will be Oct. 6-10 and Oct. 27-31.
Hunters drawn for eighth Arkansas alligator hunting season
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has completed the drawing of permits for Arkansas’s eighth season of alligator hunting. The season will get underway in September.
Duck stamp sales in Arkansas reach an all-time high
LITTLE ROCK – Waterfowl hunting last season set a record in Arkansas. The number of hunters was an all-time high, and this doesn’t necessarily mean hunting success was at a peak.
Conway angler wins $50,000 in the Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza
LITTLE ROCK – Conway angler Steve Scherrey took home the top prize in this year’s Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza. It was the second time Scherrey had won the tournament. In 2000, he won with a 6.76-pounnder.
Recreationists asked to turn away from the terns
LITTLE ROCK – Holiday people, do a good turn for the least tern.
The endangered least terns nest on islands in the Arkansas River. They make it pretty well on their own, occasional floods, predators and all, but unfortunately, these islands are also popular with Fourth of July boaters, picnickers and frolickers.
Swim areas closed by ADH do not involve entire lake
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has been receiving calls from the public about swim beaches closed by the Arkansas Department of Health due to the presence E. coli bacteria. These closures only involve specific swimming areas and not the entire lake. Most of the questions have centered on the safety of eating fish from these lakes.