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NWA fishing report

Subscriber onlyBeaver Lake: A slight drop in water temperature has caused an uptick in fishing activity, reports John Newlun at Hook, Line and Sinker in Rogers. Average water temperature is 78 to 81 degrees, a drop of about 5 degrees from last week. Continue reading...

Fast flying doves

Most hunting on private land; public options exist

Subscriber onlyThe pop of shotgun fire will signal start of fall hunting when dove season opens Sept. 5. Continue reading...

Neighbor gets Buffalo paddlers back on road

Pair laughs about trip, now it’s over

Subscriber onlySometimes just getting to the water is the biggest challenge of a trip to the Buffalo National River. Continue reading...

Outdoors: River Rumble starts small, ends on mighty Mississippi

Subscriber onlyEditor's note: More than 150 paddlers took part in the Great River Rumble canoe and kayak trip on the Turkey River in northeast Iowa and the upper Mississippi River. The expedition covered 106 miles on July 26-Aug. 1. Flip Putthoff, the NWA Democrat-Gazette outdoors editor, was part of the group. Here are excerpts from a journal he kept along the way: Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyBEAVER LAKE Catfish are biting live bait on limb lines, trotlines and jug lines. Continue reading...

Outdoors: Out West For Big Game

Subscriber onlyHannah Cicioni hikes miles into the Rocky Mountain high country to hunt elk with nothing but her bow and what she carries in the pack on her back. Continue reading...

Outdoors: Summer rain brings rise to upper Buffalo River

Subscriber onlyShowering in swim trunks under a a 225-foot waterfall is a rare delight when heavy rain falls during summer along the Buffalo National River. Continue reading...

Putthoff: Future looks bright for eagle released at Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyA young bald eagle released at Beaver Lake appears fit as a fiddle after a short stay in the hospital. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyBEAVER LAKE Fishing is tough overall, but night owls are having success with the white bass and black bass Continue reading...

How to start campfire, cook breakfast and never leave your sleeping bag

Subscriber onlyIt's an amazing feat to start a campfire and get coffee and breakfast going without ever crawling out of a sleeping bag. Continue reading...

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Jake Faulkenberry (left) will be catching passes thrown by his brother, quarterback Jon Faulkenberry...

Jake Faulkenberry (left) will be catching passes thrown by his brother, quarterback Jon Faulkenberry, for the Pioneers this season...

Published: August 27, 2015

The Great River Rumble canoe and kayak trip heads down a backwater of the Mississippi River July 30 ...

The Great River Rumble canoe and kayak trip heads down a backwater of the Mississippi River July 30 during the seven-day trip. The...

Published: August 20, 2015

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Published: August 16, 2015

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Haley Hanson chats Thursday with patient Sam Sinclair-Hall (center) and her husband, John Sinclair-Hall at The Agility Center in B...

Published: August 16, 2015

Kenlee Morris, 10, (left) explores the underwater world at Beaver Lake on Wednesday August 12 2015 d...

Kenlee Morris, 10, (left) explores the underwater world at Beaver Lake on Wednesday August 12 2015 during a snorkeling tour offere...

Published: August 13, 2015

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