It was always fun hunting with Mark Schulte, especially one trip when he had to leave the hunt while the rest of us were laughing. You see, it was just about the time the geese should start flying when our buddy Larry asked if Mark had a new hunting license for our first goose hunt of the new year. Nope, and New Year’s morning isn’t the easiest of times to find a license vendor, either.
So, here’s a reminder that you’ll need to renew hunting, fishing and furharvesting licenses before doing either of the three. Ditto for a trout stamp if you want to do some trout angling, third pole permits, too.
Your deer and turkey permits are still good, as are your waterfowl and HIP stamps.
ANNUAL ARK RIVER FLOAT CHANGED
The Arkansas River Coalition has announced their annual New Year’s Day float, at 2. p.m., has been changed to the Arkansas River because the Little Arkansas River is mostly covered in ice. Participants are now asked to meet just below the new Lincoln Street dam. A press release said the river is shallow, and the use of kayaks is advised. The group can loan kayaks to those in need.