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July 9, 2014 Arkansas Outdoors Weekly Newsletter


Governorappoints Parker to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

LITTLEROCK – Gov. Mike Beebe has named Andrew Parker of Little Rock as the newestcommissioner of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

“Andrewis one of our bright, up-and-coming Arkansans who has a lifelong love for theoutdoors, is an avid hunter, and a conservationist, as well. He will continuethe tradition of insuring the preservation of our natural bounty,” Beebe said. 

Rewardoffered for information on endangered tern deaths

 LITTLE ROCK – Several dead least terns have beenfound on a small island in the Arkansas River. Least terns are protected byfederal and state endangered species regulations. A reward of up to $8,500 isbeing offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of thoseresponsible for the deaths. The reward is being offered by the Arkansas Gameand Fish Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Humane Society of theUnited States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust.

Draftwater plan summary now ready for review

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Water Plan UpdateDraft Executive Summary has been prepared and is ready for review by thepublic. A large section of the document explains the priority issues,recommendations of how to resolve those issues and an implementation plan thatexplains how the recommendations will be put into action. 

Hunting licensepurchase time provides additional opportunities

 LITTLEROCK – It is time to get a new hunting license. Old ones expired June 30.

Arkansas hunting licenses are different fromfishing licenses in that they all expire on June 30. Fishing licenses expireone year from date of purchase.

SouthArkansas pond management workshop scheduled

SMACKOVER – Fisheries Biologists with theArkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a free pond management workshop atthe Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources in Smackover on July 24 at 7 p.m. 

How’syour habitat?

WantMore Fish and Wildlife? Try Buffers

byDavid Long, AGFC Private Lands Supervisor

JONESBORO– Landowners can increase fish and wildlife populations on their property byinstalling tree, shrub and native grass buffers. You can increase income byenrolling in the Farm Service Agency’s Continuous Conservation Reserve Program.


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