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Beaver Lake

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White bass biting on home stretch

The fishing grapevine is ripe with word that anglers are sacking up some fine catches of white bass from the White and War Eagle rivers.

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Ozarks popping with tasty morel mushrooms

It's a morel dilemma each spring. To keep a prized mushroom hunting spot secret or share it with family and friends.

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Rogers' Bowen one of world's top archers

A brawny buck or a target the size of a dime doesn't stand a chance when Richard Bowen picks up a bow and arrow.

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Talk tips off new anglers at Beaver Lake

Speakers love to get questions at their programs. There were some great ones at a talk about Beaver Lake fishing held April 1 at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area.

NWA Fishing Report

Muddy water has slowed crappie fishing on much of the lake. Garland Villines at Hickory Creek Marina recommends fishing the War Eagle River arm upstream of the Sidewalk Hole for crappie. Or try the White River arm above Blue Springs.

NWA fishing report

Beaver Lake

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April prime for Beaver Lake white bass, walleye

A parade of fins is on the march during spring. An eager audience awaits relaxing in lawn chairs on shore or seated in boats.

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Bicycle travelers discover Lone Star State

Lots of us have slid some quarters in a juke box to sing, "Let's go to Luckenbach, Texas, with Waylon and Willie and the boys."

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Agency proposes expanding chronic wasting disease zone

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission proposes to expand the state's chronic wasting disease management zone to include Benton, Washington, Crawford, Sebastian and Franklin counties

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Melissa Nichols picks a morel mushroom April 13, one of many she found in one wooded hollow. Nichols...

Melissa Nichols picks a morel mushroom April 13, one of many she found in one wooded hollow. Nichols, of Jane, Mo. She gathered ab...

Published: April 24, 2018

Nichols eventually spotted the mushroom at the bottom of the picture while she gathered a mess of mo...

Nichols eventually spotted the mushroom at the bottom of the picture while she gathered a mess of morels. The mesh bag she uses al...

Published: April 24, 2018

Nichols’ black cat crosses the path of the morel mushrooms Nichols picked on Friday the 13th.

Nichols’ black cat crosses the path of the morel mushrooms Nichols picked on Friday the 13th.

Published: April 24, 2018

Anglers report good fishing for white bass during the spring spawning run in the White and War Eagle...

Anglers report good fishing for white bass during the spring spawning run in the White and War Eagle rivers.

Published: April 24, 2018

Richard Bowen eyes a target during a practice session in March at the Outdoor America indoor archery...

Richard Bowen eyes a target during a practice session in March at the Outdoor America indoor archery range in Springdale. Bowen, w...

Published: April 17, 2018

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