May 9, 2017 Comments Off on Briefly Outdoor Events


Tournament helps hospital

Will Fish For Kids charity bass tournament held May 1 at Beaver Lake raised $60,073 for the dental unit of Arkansas Children’s Northwest being built in Springdale.

The event is held each year the day after the FLW Tour bass tournament at Beaver Lake. Several of the FLW pros help with the event and fish with sponsors, who pay a $1,000 entry fee.

Scott Martin, FLW pro, and David Hunter won the tournament with five bass weighing 14 pounds, 14 ounces. Jeremy Thomas was second with five bass at 13 pounds, 12 ounces. Greg Bohannan, FLW pro of Bentonville, and Jason Adams placed third with five bass at 13 pounds, 7 ounces.

Jones named


Reese Jones, 17, has been named to the Bassmaster 2017 High School All-American Team.

Jones, a senior at Rogers High School, is president of the school’s fishing team. He was chosen from 480 high school anglers as one of the top 12 in the nation.

He’s been invited to the All-American High School Tournament May 20 at Lake Sam Rayburn near Lufkin, Texas.

Camping tips wanted

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Park hosts photo


A workshop for photographers ages 14-17 is set for 9 a.m. to noon June 27-29 at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area.

The park and the Photographic Society of Northwest Arkansas will host the workshop. Easy hikes to take photographs, hands-on demonstrations and classroom lectures will take place over the three days.

Cost is $100. Students should bring a point and shoot camera and photo journal book. Optional gear may include a single-lens reflex camera and laptop with photo editing software. Bob Coleman with the photographic society is the instructor.

For details contact Coleman at, or call the park are 479-789-5000. Registration and prepayment is required.

Buffalo River sites open

The National Park Service has opened some areas along the Buffalo National River that were closed because of flooding.

Lost Valley is open. There is flood damage on the lower end of the trail, but little on the upper end. A temporary closure will be scheduled to repair the lower trail damage.

Campgrounds at Tyler Bend and Buffalo Point also are open.

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