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Join the Delta Rivers Nature Center and learn all about Alligators

Join the Delta Rivers Nature Center and learn all about Alligators

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Love Alligators? Come learn about the life of alligators in Arkansas at the Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center. You will even get to see a baby alligator up close in person. Topics about alligators will include: how they protect themselves, how they eat, how they reproduce, survive, and about the habitat they live in. They event will be held at two different times, one from 10 – 11 a.m. and the last one from 1 – 2 p.m. The program is FREE and no reservations are needed.

Hunting procedures for PBA released

Hunting procedures for PBA released

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The Pine Bluff Arsenal will continue their hunting program on the installation for the upcoming season.

 

Hunter safety briefings will be conducted twice daily with one at 11:30 a.m. and one at 6 p.m., Aug. 28, Sept. 4 and 11 at Creasy Auditorium, outside Plainview Gate. Individuals who wish to hunt on the installation will need to attend one of these briefings or they will be denied hunting privileges. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony or have felony charges pending, convicted of a DUI/DWI within the past seven years, or have any type of weapons or domestic abuse charges will be denied hunting privileges.

 

The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

"The Theba Thing" is about stepping out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and trying the things that have been on my mind and heart.

In the fall of 2011, I was bitten by the bike-riding bug. I went biking at Two Rivers Park with my brother and his family visiting from Fayetteville. I knew I was going to “have to” go, because they’re big into outdoor activities.  So I rode one of their extra bikes and I absolutely had the time of my life.

I had no idea these wonderful scenic trails existed so close to where I lived. I sure have been living in a comfortable bubble, which usually means to me, where there are no bugs, no potential for bumps and scratches and plenty of air conditioning.

Nevertheless, I was hooked. I started planning how both my mother and I could enjoy bike riding together, and get my friends in on the action as well.  But first I had to convince mom that she would enjoy it as much as I did.

Gobble up: Turkey lottery announced

Gobble up: Turkey lottery announced

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Pine Bluff Arsenal have released their procedures for the annual turkey hunting lottery that will be held at 5:30 p.m., March 13, at the Arsenal’s Recreation Services building. The installation’s turkey season will run from April 14-16.

Spiders can scare throughout winter

Spiders can scare throughout winter

Spiders are associated with Halloween, but the arachnids will most likely be seen throughout the winter in homes due to the warm summer we experienced. Often popping up after people bring holiday decorations or winter clothing out of storage, Terminix, the nation’s largest pest control company, has a few tips for prevention and protection to limit number of infestations and incidents of bites.

Why do spiders invade homes?

Like most pests, spiders are opportunistic and invade homes out of convenience. Human structures often provide a sheltered environment and can provide easy access to other insects. 

How do spiders get into homes?

Spiders can slip through very small exterior openings.

Record number of deer hunting permits available Oct. 11

Record number of deer hunting permits available Oct. 11

If you didn’t draw a deer permit for an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management area hunt this year, there’s still a good chance to get the one you’re after. More than 6,000 unclaimed permits will be available beginning 8 a.m., Oct. 11, at the AGFC Little Rock headquarters and regional offices across the state.

“Typically, we have about 3,000 leftovers available,” said Ashley Bean, AGFC permit program coordinator. “This year, we had almost the same number of applicants, but they were focused only on a few hunts, leaving many unclaimed permits throughout the state.”

Some permits are even available for some of Arkansas’s most coveted wildlife management areas. There’s even permit available for the modern gun hunt at Freddie Black Choctaw Island Deer Research Area WMA, which normally takes about four years to draw. These high-demand permits are left because people who had enough preference points drew the permit, but did not pay.

Conservative turkey season again proposed by AGFC

Conservative turkey season again proposed by AGFC

PINE BLUFF – Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission today proposed continuing the conservative turkey season structure, which has been in place since 2007. If approved at the October meeting, the season would be 18 days for most of the state with an additional two-day youth hunt.

The proposed season would begin April 14, 2012, and continue through May 1, 2012, in zones 1, 2, 3, 4B, 5, 5B, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 9, 10 and 17. In zones 4, 4A, 5A and 9A, it would run April 14-24, 2012. Zone 1A would remain closed. A youth hunt is proposed for April 7-8, 2012, in all open zones.

The Wildlife Management Bureau arrived at the conservative season after reviewing turkey season harvest information, and brood survey and gobbling chronology figures for the past several years.

Bag limits would remain the same as last year. The statewide bag limit is two adult gobblers or bearded hens, no jakes.