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September 29, 2010 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Conservative turkey season again proposed by AGFC
Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission last week proposed continuing a conservative turkey season structure, which has been in place since 2007. If approved at the October meeting, the season would be 18 days for most of the state with an additional two-day youth hunt.

ADEQ and AGFC work to protect Fayetteville Shale activity
The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has hired four inspectors, one inspector supervisor and one enforcement analyst for the sole purpose of monitoring natural gas drilling, production and disposal activities. There are plans to hire an additional enforcement analyst for the same purpose within the next month.

Leftover WMA deer hunting permits go on sale Oct. 4
Leftover Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management area deer hunting permits will be on sale at several AGFC regional offices and the Little Rock office beginning Monday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Harrison's Eddie Estes finds a prize bull elk in moonlight
Eddie Estes knew what he was after on the September 2010 Arkansas elk hunt, and he found it in the moonlight.
Estes, who lives at Harrison, was one of three hunters with permits for bull elk, and all three were successful in the scheduled five-day hunt that ended on the morning of the fourth day with Estes downing a 7x7 bull, (seven points on each side of its antlers). Another permit winner was unable to participate because of a death in his family.

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