Children ages 6 to 15 may harvest deer with modern guns in a special youth hunt this deer season, starting 30 minutes before sunrise Jan. 4 of 2014 until 30 minutes after sunset Jan. 5. All deer harvested count toward seasonal bag limit. No dogs are allowed.
TAGGED TROUT STOCKED
Thousands of rainbow trout have been stocked around the state in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program locations. Among these fish are over 200 specially tagged fish that not only offer a good meal, but a prize as well.
Over 20 locations around the state will each be receiving 10 tagged trout. These include all of the locations listed on Page 13 of the 2013 Arkansas Fishing Guidebook that are marked under the trout column plus a new location at Lake Bentonville. These fluorescent pink tags have “Community Fishing” printed on one side and “1-866-540-3474” on the other side. This is the stocking hotline which anyone catching a tagged fish should call for more information.
If you catch a tagged trout, call the number on the tag and follow the instructions. All the lucky anglers will be entered into a drawing to win one of three grand prizes, courtesy of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation.
The Grand Prize is $100 worth of fishing attire, a $150 fly rod and gear, tackle box and gear, along with hand warmers and assorted accessories. Second and third place prizes will also be awarded. The three grand prizes will be awarded on Feb. 13, 2014 at the end of the 6 p.m. newscast during KTHV Channel 11’s Weekend Outdoor Report.