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Outdoors: Trout Unlimited effort aims to establish cutthroat trout below Beaver Dam

Subscriber onlyTrout Unlimited volunteers didn't put all their eggs in one basket. They used 56 baskets in the first step to establish a population of cutthroat trout in the White River below Beaver Dam. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyBEAVER LAKE The high level of Beaver Lake is ideal for setting limb lines to catch catfish. Continue reading...

Picking contest winner a treat, at least for one judge

Subscriber onlyReality television's got nothing on the drama that takes place at judging time of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette fish story contest. The contest went down to the wire again this year with our 2015 fish-story champion, Elaine Holloway of Rogers, winning by a whisker. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyBeaver Lake: Striped bass are biting early on the north end of the lake. Continue reading...

Mulberry River ride a scenic treat with good eats

Subscriber onlyThis summer may be the best in years to enjoy one of the most scenic drives in Arkansas. That's a cruise along Arkansas 215 beside the Mulberry River. Continue reading...

Springdale's Duncan reflects on term as Game and Fish commissioner

Subscriber onlyA phone call from the Governor in 2008 changed Ron Duncan's life for the next seven years. His cell phone would ring while he was trying to float his favorite river. Emails filled his in box. Duncan, of Springdale, burned up the interstate driving to Little Rock for meetings and events. Continue reading...

Loop around Leatherwood

Rainy weather makes routine hike memorable

Subscriber onlyThe spirit of adventure prevailed on Friday during a hike around Lake Leatherwood. Continue reading...

Bass anglers share high-water tips

Flooded bushes home, sweet home for fish

Subscriber onlyWith Beaver Lake full to the brim, a bass in hand beats two in the flooded bushes. Continue reading...

Quail effort a pilot project for rest of state

Subscriber onlyThe first steps to boosting quail numbers across the state take place here in Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Technique from up north works for Beaver Lake walleye

Subscriber onlyWhen Jon Conklin trolls for walleye at Beaver Lake, his pace is slower than slow. It's a downright mosey. Continue reading...

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Veterans fly flags from branches of the U.S. military Saturday to start the Fourth of July Patriot P...

Veterans fly flags from branches of the U.S. military Saturday to start the Fourth of July Patriot Parade in Bella Vista. For more...

Published: July 5, 2015

Rita and Michael Callahan of Bella Vista show their appreciation Saturday during the annual Fourth o...

Rita and Michael Callahan of Bella Vista show their appreciation Saturday during the annual Fourth of July Patriot Parade in Bella...

Published: July 5, 2015

Carolyn Mitchell decorates a golf cart that was part of the Fourth of July Patriot Parade Saturday a...

Carolyn Mitchell decorates a golf cart that was part of the Fourth of July Patriot Parade Saturday at the Sugar Creek Shopping Cen...

Published: July 5, 2015

Emma Tichy, a competitor from North Dakota, practices her marksmanship Friday with her coach, Dan Ge...

Emma Tichy, a competitor from North Dakota, practices her marksmanship Friday with her coach, Dan Geurts in Rogers. Sixty-eight te...

Published: July 4, 2015

Jarrett Botkin from Kansas practices his shooting Friday with his coach Mark Witherspoon. At right i...

Jarrett Botkin from Kansas practices his shooting Friday with his coach Mark Witherspoon. At right is Devon Brown, who is also com...

Published: July 4, 2015

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