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Fishing hot spots

Subscriber onlyBEAVER LAKE Striped bass are hitting live shad on freelines and soft plastic swimbaits on umbrella rigs down to about 20 feet. Stripers also are being caught by anglers trolling large stickbaits, like Rapala Husky Jerks. Hotspots in the mid to lower sections are Indian Creek, Lost Bridge North, Big Clifty and Points 5-6. Schooling stripers and white bass will hit topwater plugs like Zara Spooks, Redfins. Walleyes are biting in the upper section of the lake in depths of 10-30 feet. Continue reading...

OUTDOOR CALENDAR

Subscriber onlyNOTE For additions to this calendar, fax the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette at (501) 378-3869. Information on events also may be emailed to bhendricks@arkansasonline.com Continue reading...

State park hosts a party under the stars

Subscriber onlySo here comes the weekend and folks are looking for a little nightlife. There's plenty of excitement after dark when the Sugar Creek Astronomical Society sets up their telescopes during astronomy nights at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. Continue reading...

Hunter enjoys friend, retriever and ducks on hunts at Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyRussell Gardner is up way before the crack of yawn when it's time to hunt ducks at Beaver Lake. Continue reading...

NWA fishing report

Subscriber onlyBeaver Lake: Fishing is good for crappie and striped bass. Continue reading...

Surplus turkey permits available online

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be selling all unclaimed turkey hunt permits online at https://www.ark.org/agfc/permitting/apply.php, beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Continue reading...

Great Backyard Bird Count set to begin

Subscriber onlyThe 20th annual Great Backyard Bird Count will draw bird-watching enthusiasts from all walks of life to take a little extra note of local feathered friends. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyNaturalist discusses eagles Continue reading...

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