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Dunklin joins DU land trust

Wetlands America Trust, Ducks Unlimited's land trust arm, recently elected George Dunklin as one of its newest trustees.

One of America's largest accredited land trusts, Wetlands America Trust oversees Ducks Unlimited's endowment and land holdings, including conservation easements.

"With his recent philanthropic commitment which supports our highest conservation priories in the West, George joins the ranks as one of Ducks Unlimited's most generous leaders," said Wetlands America Trust Chief Operating Officer Dan Thiel. "His philanthropic support is an excellent expression of concern for North America's disappearing wetlands and his confidence in DU's conservation efforts."

Dunklin's association with Ducks Unlimited began as a grassroots volunteer more than three decades ago. He later became Arkansas state chairman, an at-large member of Ducks Unlimited's board of directors, senior advisory vice president for conservation, first vice president, president and chairman.

U.S. bowfishing championship set

The U.S. Open Bowfishing Championship will be held April 5-7 in Bossier City, La.

The first-place team will receive $25,000 in cash. The archer that takes the biggest fish will win $5,000.

Prize categories have been added for big buffalo, big common and big grass carp.

Teams can preregister online at Registration will end at 8 a.m. Feb. 11.

The entry fee is $300 per team. Participation is limited to 250 teams of two to four persons.

All team members will receive a free T-shirt and hat. In addition, all teams that preregister will be entered in the overall big fish category for an opportunity to win a new Tracker 1860CC Sportsman Bowfishing boat. The winning name will be drawn April 7 immediately following the weigh-in.

High school anglers sought

The Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.) is seeking nominations for America's best and brightest high school bass anglers.

The Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team recognizes the 12 most outstanding high school anglers in the nation. The program is designed to reward young athletes for their performance in tournaments, leadership in their communities and involvement in conservation efforts.

Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 8. To be considered, a student must be nominated by a parent, coach, teacher or other school official. Students currently enrolled in grades 10-12 with a current grade-point average of 2.5 or higher are eligible. All students that compete in high school fishing events within any fishing organization are eligible.

Judges will select up to two student anglers in each state. These all-state fishing team members will become semifinalists in the selection of the 12-member, All-American team.

Finalists will compete in a one-day Bassmaster High School All-American fishing event that will be held in conjunction with the 2019 Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest near Emory, Texas. Elite Series anglers will serve as "coaches" for the student anglers, and the high school standouts and Elite Series coaches will be honored before the weigh-in crowd.

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Sports on 01/20/2019

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