AR Game & Fish Suspend Deer Hunting in Clay County

CORNING, Ark. (AP) _ It's not very sporting to shoot deer
gathered in herds on high ground because flooding has put their
normal habitat under water. The state Game and Fish Commission has
recognized that with a temporary ban on deer hunting in the Black
River region. Rising water near Corning in northeast Arkansas
prompted the closure.

The water level is exceeding eleven feet at Corning. Deer
hunting is suspended until water levels fall below nine and a half
feet. When the water is high, it drives deer to only a few spots of
high and dry ground, concentrating them in a few areas and making
them easy prey for hunters.

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