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Arkansas Woman Snags Massive Alligator in Hope

Alligator season in Arkansas runs through this weekend in Arkansas and 32-year-old Reagan McKinley a dental hygienist from Bryant, Arkansas killed a huge alligator in Hempstead County last weekend. Alligator hunting is allowed from 30 minutes after sunset until 30 minutes before sunrise. The male alligator was approximately 11-foot-long with...
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Mars Petcare Invests More in Arkansas Facility

Mars Petcare is investing $117 million in its Fort Smith, Ark., manufacturing facility, just months after the $145 million investment announced earlier this year. “Pet parents are at the center of everything we do, and at Mars Petcare, we’re committed to answering their evolving needs as a trusted partner for pet parents,” said Ikdeep Singh, regional president of Mars Pet Nutrition North America. “The role of pets in our lives has grown even stronger during the pandemic, and our latest investment in Fort Smith enables us to deepen our commitment to our Associates and the City of Fort Smith while also living our purpose: A Better World For Pets.”
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Mars Making Additional $117M Investment in Arkansas Pet Food Plant

FRANKLIN, TN — Since the beginning of the pandemic, 23 million (one in five) households have welcomed new pets1. As many people's daily routines have shifted to keep them at home more regularly, an increasing number of pet parents are looking to offer their pets more variety in food options. As a result, there has been an increased demand in the wet food category with sales up nearly 18 percent compared to last year2. So today, Mars Petcare is announcing an investment of $117 million in its Fort Smith, Ark., manufacturing facility, just months after the $145 million investment announced earlier this year.
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Mars Petcare Announces An Additional $117 Million Investment in Arkansas Manufacturing Facility

Latest Investment Builds on $145 Million Expansion Announced in January 2021 to Meet the Growing Demand for Wet Dog and Cat Food. FRANKLIN, Tenn., (Sept. 22, 2021) – Since the beginning of the pandemic, 23 million (one in five) households have welcomed new pets[1]. As many people's daily routines have shifted to keep them at home more regularly, an increasing number of pet parents are looking to offer their pets more variety in food options. As a result, there has been an increased demand in the wet food category with sales up nearly 18 percent compared to last year2. So today, Mars Petcare is announcing an investment of $117 million in its Fort Smith, Ark., manufacturing facility, just months after the $145 million investment announced earlier this year.
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Arkansas woman bags 11-foot alligator on her very first gator hunt

HEMPSTEAD COUNTY, Ark. — In Arkansas, alligator hunting can happen Sept. 17 –20 and Sept. 24-27 from 30 minutes after sunset until 30 minutes before sunrise. To start the first weekend in alligator hunting season, 32-year-old Reagan McKinley didn't need that long to bag an 11-foot gator in Hempstead County.
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Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo | Check It Out! Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

For this episode of "Check It Out" we visit the oldest attraction in Hot Springs, Arkansas... the Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo! Don't take your eyes off all those teeth! Not only can you watch as staff feed the alligators, but you can hold a small one if you dare! If petting an alligator isn't for you, visit the miniature goats at the Petting Zoo or enjoy the menagerie of exotic animals in the Zoo! You can even lay eyes on a merman skeleton! Alligators, emus and merman... oh my!
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What bugged Napoleon recounted in Arkansans' look at insect history

If you're happy about reading this story in English instead of French, thank a mosquito. Specifically, thank Aedes aegypti, also known as yellow fever mosquitos. In 1802, Napoleon Bonaparte was trying to expand his holdings in the Americas when he was stopped short in Haiti. At least 30,000 troops fell to yellow fever and malaria, but mostly yellow fever, delivered by mosquitos. Faced with such devastating loss, the French decided to get out of the New World.
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Arkansas Hunter Saves Buck That Gored Its Own Hind Leg

Sean Redd was watching a group of deer feeding nearby on his 40-acre property outside the town of Drasco, in north-central Arkansas, on Sept. 8 when he noticed something strange. Normally, the 40-year-old outdoorsman settles onto his porch to watch wildlife milling around a game feeder. But early in the evening last week, just after returning home from work at Cowboy Chevrolet in Heber Springs, Redd noticed the whitetails under the feeder start and run off.
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Arkansas alligator season opens Sept. 17

Arkansans looking for adventure in the wetlands may want to call a friend in south Arkansas to see if there’s an opportunity to take part in this year’s private land alligator hunt Sept. 17-20 and Sept. 24-27. While public hunting opportunities have all been awarded through the AGFC’s draw process...
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