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June 19, 2020 Comments Off on Northwest Arkansas Outdoor Briefs Latest, Outdoor Events

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Duo wins veterans tournament

Keith Brashers of Rogers and Jimmy Patterson of Texas won the fourth annual John W. Brown Fishing with a Vet Buddy Bass Tournament held June 6 at Beaver Lake.

They weighed five bass totaling 9.88 pounds. The pair caught their fish with shaky-head plastic worms.

Joe Dickey and Rod Hasselhof were second with five bass at 9.28 pounds. Fred Nelson and Larry Loffer placed third with 9.13 pounds.

Big bass prize was won by Wes Usrey and Willard Evans with a 3.79-pound largemouth. Terry Duffell and Chayonne Curtis won the prize for smallest legal bass with a fish that weighed 0.65 pounds.

Forty-six veterans fished in this year’s tournament.

Elite Series restarts tournaments

Beaver Lake Elite Series bass tournament circuit will resume its 2020 schedule with a tournament on Saturday. It will be the first one for the group since their contests were suspended in March.

Remaining tournaments are July 11, Aug. 8 and Sept. 19. The championship is Oct. 24-25.

Water district welcomes photos

All ages are invited to enter the Beaver Water District Water Education Contest to raise awareness about water conservation.

To enter, choose from four activities and shoot a photo of that activity. Email it to Entrants receive a Cool-Cloth neck bandana. Deadline to enter is June 30.

Contest information is at Some photos will be posted to @BeaverWaterDistrict on Facebook. Please also post your photos to social media with the hashtag #bwdh2o. If you have a question, email

Go for birds at Pea Ridge

Pea Ridge National Military Park is a fine place to learn about the Civil War and the Battle of Pea Ridge. It’s also an ideal birding destination.

During a few hours of birding on in May at the park, 82 bird species, including 17 warbler species, were counted, said Joe Neal with the Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society. The varied habitat of forests and fields at the national park attracts all kinds of birds.