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Winter at the Lake for the family

Winter at the Lake for the family

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Bring the whole family to the park for this one day winter event. On December 15th 2012 there will be programs, crafts, and refreshments all free of charge. Activities will be going on starting at 9 a.m. and ending with the trimming of our tree at 5 p.m.

Step out of the cold and into the Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center and warm up with some hot spiced tea and hot chocolate. Catch up on some Christmas shopping during the 25% off sale in the gift shop. During the day you will get a chance to make some bird ornaments for your tree at home, create a bird feeder made from recycled materials, and measure up to an Eagle. Get creative and help feed our winter birds by making some edible ornaments to decorate our tree. Come learn about how nature and animals change during the winter at the educational programs that will be offered throughout the day.

Take a tour around Lake Dardanelle State Park

Take a tour around Lake Dardanelle State Park

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Ever want to take a close look into one of Arkansas’ most desired palces? Lake Dardanelle State Park will be holding Eagle tours, December 3, at 11 a.m. To set off on your tour make a reservation at (501)967-5516.

Lake Dardanelle State Park Eagle Tours

Lake Dardanelle State Park Eagle Tours

Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the American Bald Eagle.  Many other spectacular birds will be in the area for viewing including American White Pelicans, ducks, and Snow Geese. Eagle tours will be offered November through February. In an effort to accommodate as many people as possible for our tours we will be taking reservations this year.  You will need to call the visitor center at 479-967-5516 for scheduled tour dates and times and to reserve your seat.  Please dress warmly as temperatures and winds are more severe on the lake. We will begin boarding 15 minutes before the tour, at the boat dock near the Tournament Weigh-In Facility.  Also, in case of inclement weather, call 1 hour before tour time for possible cancellations.

Mobility Impaired Hunting Applications Due Aug. 15

Mobility Impaired Hunting Applications Due Aug. 15

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Army Corps of Engineers will take applications through Aug. 15 for the 2012/2013 special deer and duck hunts that provide accessibility to mobility impaired hunters.  The hunters will be selected via a random drawing in September.

 

Eligible applicants must be non-ambulatory individuals with a permanent physical condition that severely impairs their mobility from either paralysis or amputation of one or both of the lower extremities, which requires assistance from a wheelchair, braces, crutches or other similar aids of mobility.

 

A list of hunt locations, dates, allowable methods of harvest, and points of contact are provided in this notice.  To obtain an application packet or get more information on a particular hunt, please contact the appropriate hunt coordinator. 

 

2012-13 Mobility Impaired Hunting Schedule

Catfish Tournament

Catfish Tournament

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. -- Escape the heat and join us for our NIGHT tournament! The tournament begins July 20 at 7 pm at East Boat Ramp in Spadra Park. Weigh-in will begin at 7 a.m. at the Spadra Marina.  Additional big cat entry is optional.This tournament will conclude on Sat. July 21. Admission: $25 per team.

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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.

Lake Dardanelle State Park Guest Speaker from National Wild Turkey Federation

Lake Dardanelle State Park Guest Speaker from National Wild Turkey Federation

With the spring Turkey hunting season approaching, anticipation and adrenaline are running high. Finding your hunting gear, practicing your calling and mapping out your hunting spots are all part of the excitement of hunting.

But as you prepare for the hunting season you must remember to practice hunting safety. Join Dennis Daniel, Conservation Field Supervisor for the National Wild Turkey Federation at Lake Dardanelle State Park visitor center classroom at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2012. He will guide you in how you can prepare for Turkey hunting season: learning tips for turkey hunting, turkey hunting safety, and what gear is required for a successful turkey hunt.