The Times (Northeast Benton County)
NWA OUTDOOR BRIEFS
Team notches Polar Bear win
Ronnie Davidson and Kirk McClelland won the annual Polar Bear bass tournament held Jan. 1 out of Prairie Creek park on Beaver Lake. Their fivefish tournament limit weighed 17.06 pounds. A field of 69 boats competed in the event.
Gordon Harriman and Tim Clark were second with five bass at 15.19 pounds. Steven Meador and Mike Hubbard placed third with five bass at 15.02 pounds.
Fourth through 10th, all with five bass, were: fourth, Jared Gobel, Slade Wilson, 14.63; fifth, Casey Ogle, Paul Williams, 14.59; sixth, Skylar Shockley, Bill Jones, 14.38; seventh, Zach Zajicek (fished solo), 13.41; eighth, Jason Sandidge, Scotty Parsons, 12.99; ninth, Mason Paris, Brian Rusher, 12.87; 10th, Jay Nice, Jeremy Bowman, 12.83.
Lake Fayetteville reopens
Lake Fayetteville will reopen Saturday after its temporary seasonal closure. Annual city fishing permits for the lake may be purchased at the marina.
Foundation readies youth camps
Registration is open for Peel Compton Foundation spring and summer camps for youths at Coler Mountain Bike Preserve, Quiver Archery Range and Osage Park in Bentonville.
Camps are available for youths ages 8 through 16 and range from $175 to $250 for the week. Visit peelcompton. org for details and registration.
Walk visits Civil War battlefield
Ozark Hill Hikers, affiliated with the American Volkssport Association, invite all walkers to join a walk Saturday at Pea Ridge National Military Park. Registration is from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the park visitor’s center, 15930 U.S. Hwy. 62 East, Garfield. Participants may choose a 5- or 10-kilometer walk.
The walk is on the paved tour road over generally rolling terrain. Signs describing the events of the Battle of Pea Ridge are scattered along various stops along the trail. Membership in the Ozark Hill Hikers is $12 a year prorated $1 for each month remaining in the calendar year. For more information, email email@example.com or call 479-381-9366.