January 3, 2017 Comments Off on Briefly Outdoor Events


Trails close for hunt

Most trails at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area will be closed Saturday through Jan. 11 for the park’s permit muzzle-loader deer season.

The shooting range and back country campsites will also be closed. Back country campsites close on Friday. The Historic Van Winkle Trail and Ozark Plateau Trail will be open.

Audubon hosts trip

Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society will host a field trip at 10 a.m., Jan. 21 at Rocky Branch park on Beaver Lake. Meet at the marina parking lot. The trip is easy walking on paved roads in the park.

All are welcome. Audubon membership is not required. Possible birds to see include ducks and geese, loons, bald eagles and song birds. Trip leader is Joe Neal.

Neal will also present a program on birds at 1:30 p.m., Jan. 21 at the Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area visitor center.

A program on birds of prey will follow at 3 p.m., with Lynn Sciumbato who runs Morning Star Wildlife Rehabilitation Center near Gravette. She will bring live birds to show during the program.

For details about the field trip, call Neal at 479-521-1858.