River Valley Outdoors

Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun September 28, 2014

Squirrel Camp

Hunting a good excuse to spend time together in the outdoors

Keith Sutton/Contributing Writer

Having six sons who enjoy the outdoors, I’ve always regretted I was never financially able to join a hunting club where we could enjoy the camaraderie always present in a camp atmosphere. Many hunters, especially deer hunters and duck hunters, join with fellow sportsmen to lease or buy land for a club. This provides a focal point for their hunting activities. Some have clubs with bunkhouses, a kitchen/dining hall and even, in some cases... READ MORE

Toothy, terrible terrors: Fishing for Arkansas gar — disrespected, but formidable, opponents

Despite their stupendous fighting ability, gar fish have earned little respect from Arkansas anglers. In fact, that’s probably a bit of an understatement. Venomous snakes and rabid skunks get as much respect as gar, and when one of these toothy terrors is brought alongside a boat, the typical reaction is to smash its head with a paddle and toss it back for the cannibals. Most fishermen despise gar.

Conway artist creates interactive sculpture exhibit

CONWAY — It has been a long time coming, but Conway ceramicist Barbara Satterfield, 63, is finally creating an art project she has wanted to work on since graduate school.