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April 26, 2022 Comments Off on Outdoor Briefs Latest, Outdoor Events

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Talk highlights Beaver Lake

A free program about Beaver Lake geared toward new residents and people who want to learn more about the lake will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in the outdoor education pavilion.

Alan Bland, retired Army Corps of Engineers park ranger at Beaver Lake, will discuss the history and purpose of the reservoir. He’ll explain how Beaver Lake operates in conjunction with other corps reservoirs along the White River and its tributaries.

Flip Putthoff, outdoors reporter at the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, will talk about recreation opportunities at Beaver Lake such as kayaking, fishing and exploring. For details call the visitor center, (479) 789-5000.

Hike circles village loop

Hill ‘N Dale Hiking Club will hike a 6.4-mile loop Monday in Bella Vista. The route will take in the Pinyon Creek, Back 40, Taylor Homestead and SBAT trails.

Meet at 9 a.m. at the Lake Ann Back 40 trailhead, 1 Wem Lane, on the east side of the lake.

Interested hikers should contact Bev Munstermann, (479) 721-2193 or munster@olemac.net. For more information go to bvhikingclub.com.

Bike race tests endurance

The Noon 2 Moon endurance mountain bike race is set for May 14 at Coler Mountain Bike Preserve in Bentonville. Riders will compete in a 6- or 12-hour race to see how many laps they can complete in that time frame.

Laps will be six to eight miles long. The route will be announced on race day. Both races start at noon. Riders may race solo or as a team. Visit noon2moonrace.com for more information and registration.

Volunteers are needed to help with the event.

Register youths for hunt

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is taking registrations for a youth quail hunt to be held May 21. The hunt is for a limited number of youths age 12-15 who have not had an opportunity to go hunting. Youngsters will get hands-on experience hunting, cleaning their birds and eating them. Email jordan.bevil@afgc.ar.gov to register.

Clays win team event

Darren Clay and Levi Clay won the Northwest Arkansas Team Trail bass tournament held April 9 at Beaver Lake. Their tournament limit of five black bass weighed 19.77 pounds. They also had big bass at 6.57 pounds.

Dean Pappas and Miguel Guillen placed second with five bass at 19.52 pounds. Travis Fox and Preston Long were third with five bass at 17.54 pounds.

Fourth through 10th, all with five bass were: fourth, Zachary Webb, Nathan Lawney, 17.21; fifth, Travis Harriman, Gordon Harriman, 16.89; sixth, Scott Jones, Reese Jones, 16.81; seventh, Jim Hall, John Hall, 15.18; eighth, Rodger Taylor, Wes Paulin, 14.08; ninth, Allen Shannon, Warren Edwards, 14.07; 10th, James Scantlin, Justin Glenn, 13.99.