Outdoor briefs

Posted: October 31, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Meador wins Elite Series Classic

Steven Meador won the Beaver Lake Elite Series Classic bass tournament Oct. 21-22 at Beaver Lake. He had a two-day total of 10 bass that weighed 28.11 pounds. Meador won $4,000.

Wes Paulin finished second with 10 bass at 20.48 pounds. Fred Foster placed third with 10 bass at 19.85 pounds.

Larry Walker had big bass on day one at 4.72 pounds. Meador had day-two big bass at 4.77 pounds.

Fourth through 10th place, all with 10 fish, were: fourth, Jared Gobel, 18.11 pounds; fifth, John Newlun, 17.98; sixth, David Louks, 17.14; seventh, Larry Walker, 16.94; eighth, Kenneth Peters, 16.86; ninth, Rick Carpenter, 16.76; 10th, Tony Parsley, 16.75.

Hikers explore White Rock

Hill 'N Dale Hiking Club has scheduled two hikes Thursday at White Rock Mountain.

Hikers can choose from a 2-mile loop around the top of the mountain or a difficult 6-mile hike that visits Shores Lake.

All hikers are welcome. Meet at 7 a.m. at Lowe's in Bella Vista for carpooling or at the trailhead at 9 a.m. Bring a sack lunch.

To register, contact Dora Brach, 417-501-4535, dora16@gmail.com or Bev Munsterman, 479-721-2193, munster@olemac.net.

Guide talks tailwater trout

The Arkansas chapter of Trout Unlimited meets Monday at Whole Hog Café at Fiesta Square shopping center on North College Avenue in Fayetteville.

Dinner and social time is at 6 p.m. The program starts at 7 p.m. Chad Johnson, a fishing guide on the White River below Bull Shoals Dam, will talk about stream tactics for autumn trout fishing.

Anyone interested in trout fishing is welcome. For Trout Unlimited information visit www.arkansaschaptertu.org.

Naturalists offer training

Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists are taking applications for new member training.

Classes start Jan. 20 for Benton County, Jan. 24 for Carroll County and Jan. 27 for Washington and Madison counties. Benton, Washington and Madison county classes are on alternating Saturdays. Carroll County classes meet on Wednesdays with field time to be determined.

Cost is $135 for training and materials, plus $30 annual dues. Cost is $80 for a second household member if materials are shared, plus annual dues.

Over 60 hours of instruction are offered in areas such as wildlife, watersheds, geology, native and invasive species. Most classes combine classroom and field work.

For details visit wordpress.arkansasmasternaturalists.org or email nwamncontact@mn4arkansas.org.

Sports on 10/31/2017