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Barton Junior High earns bid for top level of archery competition

May 15, 2019

Louisville, KY — Led by a fourth-place finish in the overall 8th grade girls competition by Millee Mobley, the Wildkittens of Barton Junior High placed 15th out of 275 middle school teams at the National Archery in the Schools National Competition last week. The high score qualifies the team to advance to the NASP Open and Championship, held in Nashville, Tennessee, July 25-27. 

‘Big Catch’ fishing derby and community festival back on for MacArthur Park May 18

May 15, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Community First Alliance, Inc. will host Arkansas’s largest community fishing event this Saturday at MacArthur Park in Little Rock. The “Big Catch” will celebrate its fifth year in The Natural State, combining fishing, food and a day of fun for the whole family in one package.

Arkansas squirrel season opens to cool spring weather

May 15, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas’s squirrel season officially opens May 15 each year. The season will remain open until the end of February, making it Arkansas's longest hunting season.
 

Bald Knob survives for another AYSSP region title; Beebe wins north juniors

May 15, 2019

The Bulldogs Gray Trap Team, led by seniors Paige Hanna and Hunter Throckmorton, captured another title in the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program's North Senior Regional Saturday at the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Jacksonville Shooting Sports Complex, but it took those two seniors’ near-perfect shooting to outlast Conway Cat Trap 1.

Monarch butterfly sees population rebound

May 15, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — For the first time in 12 years, eastern monarch populations are up significantly. The overwintering monarch population numbers, released by the World Wildlife Fund in Mexico, show the highest numbers since 2007. 
 

Corning Dominates AYSSP East Senior Regional; Cabot Takes East Juniors

May 8, 2019

JACKSONVILLE – Corning High School’s senior trap shooting program placed four teams in the top 16, all qualifying for the State Finals, with its Black squad running away with the championship of the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sport Program’s East Regional held Saturday at the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Jacksonville Shooting Sports Complex.

White River anglers finding gold in their rainbows thanks to recent trout stocking

May 8, 2019

COTTER — Anglers on the White River below Bull Shoals Dam have struck gold in the last few days, thanks to a recent stocking of 7,500 rainbow trout, which included some with a golden color variation.