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NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame announced its upcoming 2021 class of inductees earlier this week and among them is former Arkansas Tech men's basketball standout Billy Joe Murray. Murray becomes the 24th former individual with ATU ties to be inducted into the Arkansas Sp…

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JONESBORO — Arkansas is in the midst of deer season, and skillets are sizzling with the sound of a floured piece of backstrap cooking in grease. Alongside the backstrap will likely be a skillet of fried potatoes. As soon as the backstrap is done, a bit of flour will hit the grease, followed …

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FAYETTEVILLE  — The Northwest Arkansas Chapter of Trout Unlimited, the nation’s grassroots army for trout and fisheries restoration and conservation, has named Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Stream Habitat Supervisor Tim Burnley as this year’s recipient of the annual Ray Smith Conservatio…

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LITTLE ROCK — Turkey, dressing and football may be at the front of people’s thoughts during the Thanksgiving holiday, but the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has another tradition some people may want to take part in. The AGFC’s Family and Community Fishing Program is busy stocking rainbow…

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LITTLE ROCK — Duck hunters have been cleaning and painting decoys, scouting property, brushing blinds and cleaning shotguns in anticipation of the opening day of duck season on Nov. 21. Every year a handful of them forget their most important pieces of equipment: a valid hunting license, inc…

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LITTLE ROCK — With COVID-19 cases beginning to increase in Arkansas, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wants to remind everyone to put a little space between them and other hunters at camp, at the boat ramp and in the blind this duck season. Try to maintain a 6-foot distance between your…

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FAYETTEVILLE — No. 5 Florida's Kyle Trask proved to be too much for Arkansas' defense as the Gators took a 63-35 victory over the Razorbacks in Gainesville Saturday night.

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BERGMAN — There was a downpour on Monday night at Bergman. The Panthers and Lady Panthers were raining buckets on their home court during a matchup with Jasper.

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It was an evenly balanced contest from start to finish on Tuesday night at Jasper.

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LITTLE ROCK — Following two seasons of open hunting without a permit system, the Red Cut Slough portion of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Cypress Bayou Wildlife Management Area between Beebe and Ward this duck season will be accessed on weekends via an online draw for permits, as we…

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LITTLE ROCK — Travel restrictions into Canada for non-Canadians due to the coronavirus pandemic have dropped to zero the number of nonresident waterfowl hunters who typically venture to Canada’s prairies and parklands. One would surmise that with no U.S. hunters, many fewer ducks would be ha…

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SPRINGDALE — Art Feeds and T.G. Smith Elementary, in cooperation with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will unveil a special mural at the newly constructed J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center in Springdale at 1 p.m. November 13. The mural featuring drawings of p…

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LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will accept applications for special permit hunts during the opening weekend of waterfowl season from Thursday, Nov. 12 through Sunday, Nov. 15. These weekly drawings will continue throughout the 2020-21 Arkansas waterfowl season.

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LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Director Pat Fitts announced Nov. 4, 2020, that he will retire from the AGFC effective June 30, 2021. He has been the agency’s director since replacing Jeff Crow on Jan. 1, 2018.

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Modern gun deer season opens on Saturday, November 14th, and hunting is allowed within the forest, announced the USDA Forest Service through its Facebook page.

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LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is offering a variety of options to have harvested deer tested for chronic wasting disease for free throughout the 2020-21 deer hunting season.

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LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission employee has resigned while the agency was investigating the employee’s role in posting inappropriate comments on a personal social media site.

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LITTLE ROCK — Even though many activities have changed in 2020, Arkansas is still an outdoorsman’s paradise. According to Arkansas law, all hunters are required to carry a valid Arkansas hunting license while hunting and must check all harvested deer within 12 hours.

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Pea Ridge National Military Park will conduct prescribed fire operations sometime during the next several weeks, subject to weather conditions falling within the parameters of prescribed fire prescriptions. To assure visitor safety, some areas inside the park and trails may be closed while f…

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DEER — As Life Way makes its way into the Arkansas Activities Association, they traveled to Deer for non-conference games on Monday evening.

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BERGMAN — Consistency early paid off on Friday night when Bergman hosted Deer for senior boys and junior boys basketball action.

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WESTERN GROVE – There was no doubt as to the outcome of the game.

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FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas’ 24-0 third quarter beat Tennessee’s 13-0 first half for a 24-13 Razorbacks SEC victory over the slightly favored Volunteers  Saturday night at Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

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POWHATAN — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will conduct a planned drawdown of Lake Charles at least 8 feet below normal pool beginning Nov. 15 and lasting through January 2021. The released water will be used to inundate greentree reservoirs at Shirey Bay Rainey Brake Wildlife Manageme…

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LITTLE ROCK — Travel restrictions into Canada for non-Canadians due to the coronavirus pandemic have dropped to zero the number of nonresident waterfowl hunters who typically venture to Canada’s prairies and parklands. One would surmise that with no U.S. hunters, many fewer ducks would be ha…

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LITTLE ROCK — Hunters headed to deer camp to get things ready for opening weekend of modern gun deer season may want to make a quick pit stop to fuel up at their local Hardee’s restaurant. Every Hardee’s restaurant in Arkansas will give a free sausage biscuit to anyone who shows their valid …

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LITTLE ROCK — Hunting opportunities on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s newly expanded Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement program will officially begin with white-fronted goose opportunities on Nov. 14-15. Applications for these draw hunt opportunities on private rice f…

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LITTLE ROCK — The kickoff to modern gun season is less than two weeks away, but hunters under 16 will get an early crack at a deer this weekend during the Arkansas modern gun youth deer hunt.

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HARRISON — North Arkansas College hosted the first ever pairing between the senior boys and senior girls of Bergman against the newly formed Bears and Lady Bears of Ozark Mountain School District on Tuesday afternoon at Pioneer Pavilion.

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For the past few years, Jasper and Alpena had many basketball battles as conference teammates.

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FAYETTEVILLE — Redshirting together as fellow transfers to the University of Arkansas’ basketball team, 6-2 junior guard JD Notae had a full season practicing with Connor Vanover to get accustomed playing with a 7-3 center who shoots threes.

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PARON — The Central Arkansas Chapter of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation’s Arkansas Outdoor Society will host a special cleanup day from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Oct. 31 at the new Cedar Mountain Wildlife Management Area in Saline County.

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SPRINGDALE — The latest issue of Arkansas Wildlife Magazine is at the printer and will soon be hitting subscriber’s mailboxes with a special feature on the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center, the latest addition to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s network of n…

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Stella Viola Curtis, 85, of Shiloh, died at her home Thursday, Oct. 29 (2020). Funeral services are pending. Arrangements by Coffman Funeral Home. Burial will be at Walnut Cemetery in Nail.