Deer hunting closed in some Arkansas areas due to high water

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) _ The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has closed deer
season on some wildlife management areas and private land in eastern Arkansas
because of high water.

The commission says high water on the White and Cache rivers led to the closing
of the seasons because the low-lying areas can quickly become inundated, forcing
deer into smaller areas with less cover.

The commission says the deer could then become vulnerable to overharvest, and
fatally wounded deer could run into swift-moving streams before hunters could
recover the animal.

Only deer hunting is closed, seasons and limits for other game animals remain
unchanged.

A description of all flood-prone regions and criteria for closures are
available in the Arkansas Hunting Guidebook by clicking here.
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