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NJHS Places 3rd at AYSSP Tournament

Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center recently hosted the 8th annual local Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program tournament.  Nashville Junior High School team one placed third in the junior divison and Brayden Fritts of Nashville received the high point individual award and hit 24 of 25 clays.  Nashville High …

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UAMS Researching Arkansas Ticks

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is putting out the call for citizen scientists. A research team wants to test ticks from all 75 Arkansas counties and is asking for residents to send them in for testing. They say it doesn’t matter if you are at deer camp, on …

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2016 boating accident report shows room for improvement

LITTLE ROCK – As the warmth of spring begins to creep back into the forecast and people’s minds begin drifting back to angling and other fun to be had on the water, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission would like to remind everyone to make sure they have a properly …

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Elk Harvested in Little River County

Arkansas hunters harvested a record 55 elk during the 2016-17 hunting season, according to a report given by Wes Wright, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s elk program coordinator, at last week’s monthly Commission meeting. The record tally represented a 15 percent increase in harvest from the 2015 season and …

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Arkansas State Parks to Launch New Reservation System

Arkansas State Parks is introducing a new reservation system that is packed with a gamut of user friendly improvements. Starting March 2, 2017, Active Network will replace the current reservation system. By weaving simplicity and technology together, Active Network has created a reservation system which allows guests to more precisely …

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Triple Trophy Award available to deer hunters

LITTLE ROCK – Deer season may be winding down, but there’s still a reward for those lucky and skilled enough to hit the trifecta of deer hunting. Applications for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Triple Trophy Award may be submitted online by April 10, 2017. Hunters who qualify for …

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Walk Across Arkansas

The Spring Walk Across Arkansas will kick off on Sunday, February 26 through April 22. This 8 week program is designed to encourage people to get out and exercise!  Participants count the minutes they spend exercising, whether it is walking, playing basketball, baseball, softball or just playing in the yard …

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10th Annual Pulling for Education Trap Shoot March 10-11

Mark your calendars for 2017’s First Tournament at Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Shotgun Range for the 10th Annual “Pulling” for Education Trap Shoot! Friday March 10th will be the Community Division and Saturday March 11th will be the High School and Collegiate Divisions. For more information or to register contact …

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Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center February Programs

Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center 1685 CR35 North, Columbus AR 71831 February 2017 Programs Saturday, February 4 Winter Birds 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Join us as we learn about birds that spend their winter in Arkansas. There are lots of different ways you can help provide for …

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Rick Evans Grandview Prairie to hold Hunter Ed March 22

The Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center in Columbus invites you to take the Arkansas Hunter Education Course on March 22 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration required. Visit www.register-ed.com to register. Lunch not provided. Bring a sack lunch. Who Needs Hunter Education? Anyone born on or after …

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