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UAPB Fishing Team finishes fourth in Nov. 16 collegiate tournament

A team from Arkansas-Pine Bluff finished fourth in the Arkansas Collegiate Series tournament held Nov. 16 on the Arkansas River at Pine Bluff. Hunter Dickey and Ignacio Lopez-Morales weighed in with 11.74 pounds. Twenty teams from Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana participated in the third contest in the series which was hosted by the UAPB Fishing Team.

Elk take a liking to Bearcat Hollow

Bearcat Hollow came into the Arkansas elk hunting scene a few days ago. The extensive multi-agency project south of the Buffalo River was opened to elk hunting for the first time, and the two permit holders were successful.

Anterless only hunt open October 12th

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has implemented a private land antlerless-only modern gun hunt for the third consecutive year. The hunt is scheduled for Oct. 12-16 in deer zones 1, 1A, 2, 3, 6, 6A, 8, 8A, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16A, and 17.

Fourth-Grader Bags Trophy

J. Grant Atwood, 10, of Star City bagged this turkey with his father, Jeff Atwood, during the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's annual Youth Turkey Hunt on April 7. The trophy, taken in Rison, weighed 19 pounds, had a 10-inch beard and 1-inch spurs. Grant is in Stacie Branson's fourth-grade class at Jimmy Brown Elementary.

Turkey Youth Hunt

Zackary Motsinger, 11, a fifth-grade student at Gandy Elementary, killed this four-bearded turkey (10 1/2", 7 1/2", 4" and 5") Sunday during the youth hunt. (Special to The Commercial)