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Even if most Arkansans haven't been infected with covid-19, some folks are starting to catch cabin fever. Introverts probably cheered when told to stay home for a couple weeks. Time to curl up with a good book. Those who aren't homebodies sighed and resigned themselves to social distancing.

Fortunately, Professor Pangloss, there's always some good news. Starting this past weekend, and running for more than a week, fishing is free all across the state. Here's more from the papers:

"The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on Thursday unanimously voted to waive fishing license fees March 21-29, allowing anglers to fish anywhere in Arkansas without having to buy a fishing license. The free fishing period will begin 12:01 a.m. March 21 and end March 29 at 11:59 p.m. Anglers must still abide by daily limits, possession limits and tackle restrictions."

A quick look at the forecast shows at least a few sunny warm days this upcoming week.

Sounds like a plan: Pack a few sandwiches, grab a beer, leave your phone at home and take a break from the chaos. Why not? It's free.

Editorial on 03/23/2020

Print Headline: Ultimate social distancing

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