LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – If you enjoy the outdoors, we have a good deal for you – and you can do a good deal for Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry.
Duck Duck Goose is a popular consignment sale that features children's clothing and accessories at the Hall of Industry on the Arkansas State Fairgrounds. This year it's running Sept. 20-22. A new sale – Duck Duck Hunt – is a one-day deal, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, which happens to be National Hunting and Fishing Day. Parking and admission are free.
Here's how you can help Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry and find some good deals for yourself. Follow these three simple steps:
First, round up your used but serviceable hunting, fishing and other outdoor gear: clothing, waders, rods, reels, tackle boxes, hats, tents, cots, sleeping bags, boots, bows, arrows, deer stands, decoys, packs, knives, blinds, gun cases, canoes, kayaks, paddles, life jackets, wildlife prints, duck calls, lanterns, camp stoves, targets, binoculars, turkey calls, etc. Guns will not be accepted.
Second, take your items to a PODS container at one of four Farmers' Association stores in central Arkansas through Sept. 19 (you'll receive a receipt for your tax-deductible donation).
Benton – 18835 Interstate 30, 501-776-2727
Cabot – 2691 Highway 367 S., 501-941-2545
Little Rock – 4816 Stagecoach Road, 501-565-0961
Malvern – 805 W. Moline St., 501-337-9539
Third, help Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry by buying affordable outdoors gear at the Duck Duck Hunt sale. Seventy percent of the proceeds from Duck Duck Hunt go directly to Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry, a program that provides meals to the state's most needy people. The success of the program depends on the generosity of hunters (who donate venison and other wild game), cooperation from meat processors, support from local food distribution organizations, and financial contributions.