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Sept. 6, 2023

Jeff Williams Editor, Arkansas Wildlife Magazine

Do you know that world-famous archer Ben Pearson attended the dedication of the dam at Lake Conway July 4, 1951?

Arkansas Wildlife magazine subscribers do because the September-October 2023 issue includes a reprint of an article from Conway’s Log Cabin Democrat that covered that historic event. The story is pertinent today because a massive renovation project began Sept. 1 when a gate on the lake’s dam was opened to start the draining process.

Another article in the September-October issue explains why renovation is crucial and what will happen during the next few years as the lake drains and a new dam and spillway are built.

Those are just two articles in the current issue of Arkansas Wildlife. Jim Harris informs us of a plan to bring outdoor education to city schools, which already is working in North Little Rock. Harris also writes about a project to relocate a rare species of crayfish during a highway project near Pine Bluff.

Have you ever heard of a “mountain boomer?” Subscribers will get to know eastern collared lizards and their special habitat. They’ll also take a look back at Commissioner Bobby Martin’s term and get acquainted with the newest commissioner, Brandon Adams.

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Those are just a few highlights of the September-October issue – all the usual columns about cooking, tales from game wardens, outdoor places to visit and news items also are included.

If you don’t subscribe to the official magazine of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, take a minute to visit Enter your information and click your choice of subscription length, and we’ll bill you later. It’s that easy. A $12 annual subscription includes five bimonthly issues (36 pages with no advertising) and a 13-month calendar issue delivered July 1. A two-year subscription is $20; order three years for $25.