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Subscriber onlyFestival set for Bella Vista trails Continue reading...

Great River Rumble starts on creek, ends on Mississippi

Subscriber onlyEditors note: The 22nd annual Great River Rumble canoe and kayak trip July 30-Aug. 5 explored Rush Creek and the Root River in southeast Minnesota, then the Mississippi River for a trip of 92 miles. Flip Putthoff, outdoors reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, was among the 200 paddlers. Here are excerpts from a journal he kept during the week. Continue reading...

Duck numbers remain high

Subscriber onlyMEMPHIS -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last week released its report on 2017 trends in duck breeding populations, based on surveys conducted in May and early June by the service and the Canadian Wildlife Service. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyBEAVER LAKE Continue reading...

Cheap paper not worthy of printed licenses

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's new hunting and fishing license is the goofiest excuse for a legal document I've seen. Continue reading...

'Home' improvement

Doing camp chores now will improve deer prospects in autumn

Subscriber onlyAugust is usually an awful time to be in the woods, but nice weather makes this a good time to tend to some deer camp chores. Continue reading...

Camp chore tidbits

Subscriber onlyThe art of chill Continue reading...

Outdoors Notes

Subscriber onlyArkansas gets wildlife grants Continue reading...

Outdoors 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...

AGFC postpones voting on baitfish transportation

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Game and Fish Commission approved fishing regulations for 2018 but postponed voting on a baitfish transportation regulation Thursday at its monthly meeting in Little Rock. Continue reading...

Outdoors 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...

Fishing this week

HOT SPOTS

Subscriber onlyCANE CREEK LAKE Early morning and late evening have become extremely productive times to fish. Bream are biting nightcrawlers. Redear sunfish (shellcrackers) have started biting more frequently in shallow parts of the lake with visible insect activity on top of the water and structure underneath. With the heat, catfish have started to become increasingly nocturnal. Bait trotlines with strong smelling baits such as chicken liver and live baitfish late in the evening. Bass are increasingly active in the mornings and are hitting light-colored topwaters and natural-colored Rat-L-Traps from daybreak until about noon. Crappie are biting minnows over deep structure at the lake's southernmost end, across from the park all the way to the levee. 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...

'Mama's Spot' on the money

Subscriber onlyWith a big assist from Mom, Travis Fox of Rogers finished second at the Forrest Wood Cup on Sunday at Lake Murray, S.C. Continue reading...

Outdoor briefs

Subscriber onlyLibrary sets eclipse party Continue reading...

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