• Highway less traveled big on beauty

    May 21, 2020 Comments Off on Highway less traveled big on beauty Featured, Motorcycle

    Flip Putthoff Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Beauty is in the eyes of the steering-wheel holder when it comes to exploring the Ozarks’ back-country highways. Nearly any two-lane route over hill and dale is ripe for a scenic drive. One highway sees little

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  • Tips keep tent camping cozy

    May 21, 2020 Comments Off on Tips keep tent camping cozy Camping, Featured, Latest, Nature

    Flip Putthoff Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette A simple pleasure of life is waking in the night to hear a spring rain pattering the roof. It’s more of a delight when that rain beats its drum on your nylon tent fly. You’re snug as a bug in your cozy tent,

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  • VIDEO/PHOTOS: Fishing has wilderness feel at Lake Fort Smith

    May 19, 2020 Comments Off on VIDEO/PHOTOS: Fishing has wilderness feel at Lake Fort Smith Featured, Fishing, Latest

    Fishing lore says it’s bad luck to catch a fish on the first cast. Catching one on the second? Bring on the luck. The day’s first crappie bit Mike McBride’s small jig on cast No. 2 during a sunny, picture perfect April morning at Lake Fort Smith. The

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  • VIDEO: Eagle’s eye for mushrooms

    April 24, 2020 Comments Off on VIDEO: Eagle’s eye for mushrooms Featured, Latest, Nature

    by Flip Putthoff A frosty morning in autumn is ideal for hunting the elusive white-tail deer. It’s bad news in April for hunters who go on springtime safari for morel mushrooms. One spell of cold weather after another has created challenging conditions this month

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Hinge makes box turtles unique

May 21, 2020 Comments Off on Hinge makes box turtles unique Latest, Nature

Arkansas Game and Fish Arkansas is home to 16 turtle species. Only two, the three-toed box turtle and the ornate box turtle, are land dwellers. Box turtles are the only turtles in North America with a flexible hinge on their belly to close the front and rear halves of the shell tightly

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May 21, 2020

NWA Outdoor Briefs

Kings River cleanup set A cleanup of the Kings River in Carroll County will begin at

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May 21, 2020

Tips keep tent camping cozy

Flip Putthoff Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette A simple pleasure of life is

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May 21, 2020

Rivers receive golden rainbow trout

Arkansas Game and Fish More golden rainbow trout have been stocked in the White

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May 19, 2020

Sweeping up those odds, ends

Flip Putthoff Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Let’s serve up an outdoors

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May 19, 2020

Funds earmarked for Lake Elmdale spillway

Arkansas Game and Fish Arkansas Game and Fish commissioners gave the go-ahead April

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May 19, 2020

Application window open for elk permits

Arkansas Game and Fish The application period for Arkansas’ public land elk

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May 19, 2020

Newborn wildlife best left alone

Arkansas Game and Fish Many species of wildlife have their young in spring, and many

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May 19, 2020

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Fishing has wilderness feel at Lake Fort Smith

Fishing lore says it’s bad luck to catch a fish on the first cast. Catching

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  • NWA fishing report

    May 21, 2020 Comments Off on NWA fishing report Fishing, Fishing Report

    Beaver Lake The catching is good for crappie, black bass, striped bass and catfish. Taylor Surly at Hook, Line and Sinker in Rogers said spawning activity for crappie and black bass is winding down. Try for crappie around lay-down trees and tree tops from one to 10 feet deep with minnows or jigs. Black bass …

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