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River Valley OutdoorsUpdated 12:00 a.m., Sun November 22, 2015
Wading away from the beaten path
Arkansas’ duck season opened Saturday, and contemplating the season ahead has led to me reminiscing about a place a friend and I often hunted when we were teenagers. It was just a big mud puddle — a wet spot in a harvested bean field — but it was the perfect place to kill a few ducks now and then. Our tactics were simple but effective. We placed all four of our duck decoys in the water hole. Then we hid in a willow thicket bordering the... READ MORE
Autumn fishing frustrates many Arkansas crappie anglers. During fall, these beloved panfish are often scattered and hard to find. Crappie may be deep one day, shallow the next and suspended at middepths the next. Fish may feed ravenously in the morning and get a bad case of lockjaw in the afternoon.