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Hoff­man, Harp win tour­na­ment

Justin Hoff­man and Tad Harp won the Cast Masters bass tour­na­ment held July 22 at Beaver Lake. They weighed five bass to­tal­ing 14.86 pounds.

Rodger Taylor and Mitzi Taylor placed sec­ond with five bass at 13.89 pounds. Dy­lan Mars and Kyle An­der­son were third with five bass at 13.57 pounds. Dy­lan Mars had big bass at 6.84 pounds.

Bird­ing trip set at Ea­gle Watch

The North­west Arkansas Audubon So­ci­ety will host a field trip Satur­day at Ea­gle Watch Na­ture Trail at Swepco Lake near Gen­try. Meet in the park­ing lot 2 miles west of Gen­try on Arkansas 12 at 9 a.m.

Any­one in­ter­ested in birds is wel­come. Audubon mem­ber­ship is not re­quired. Trip lead­ers are Joe Neal and Terry Stan­fill. The trip in­volves a short, level walk to a view­ing pav­il­ion.

Birds to see in­clude two or more kinds of herons, egrets, white ibis, cor­morants and song­birds. A rare bird to Arkansas, a neotropic cormorant, has been seen re­cently at the lake.

Call Joe Neal, 479-521-1858 for de­tails.

Park hosts sto­ry­telling event

Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Carver Na­tional Mon­u­ment will hosts its an­nual sto­ry­telling days on Aug. 25 and 26.

The event cel­e­brates the es­tab­lish­ment of the Na­tional Park Ser­vice and fo­cuses on sto­ries about Amer­i­can cul­ture and his­tory. Come hear the sto­ries about these special places and spa­ces from these di­verse sto­ry­tellers.

The event is free, and the park is lo­cated two miles west of Di­a­mond, Mo., in Mc­Don­ald County.

Bowhunters host archery shoot

Chero­kee Bowhunters will host a 3-D archery shoot Satur­day at the Fort Crow­der archery range east of Neosho, Mo.

Shoot­ers may start any­time be­tween 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. It is open to archers of all ages and skill lev­els. Call 417-499-0335 for de­tails.

Agency re­views wildlife code

Mis­souri Depart­ment of Con­ser­va­tion seeks pub­lic com­ment on all hunt­ing and fish­ing reg­u­la­tions un­der the Wildlife Code of Mis­souri.

Com­ments may be sub­mit­ted on­line at The depart­ment is also hold­ing pub­lic meet­ings around the state to gather com­ment. A meet­ing will be held Oct. 10 at Spring­field Con­ser­va­tion Na­ture Cen­ter, 4601 S. Na­ture Cen­ter Way in Spring­field, Mo.

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