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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has scheduled the dates for this fall's deer hunting season.

    The commission approved the dates at its monthly meeting Thursday. Modern gun deer season will open Nov. 9, and the end date varies by hunting zone.

    Archery season opens Sept. 28 and will run through Feb. 28, 2014, for all zones in the state.

    Muzzleloader season will open Oct. 19.

    The commission also approved some changes to bear hunting regulations for Zone 2, which covers parts of western and central Arkansas. The commission moved the archery hunting opening date to Oct. 1 and reinstated a 150-bear quota for the zone.

    Elk hunting season will take place in two segments: Oct. 7-11 and Oct. 28-Nov. 1.

    Youth modern deer season is Nov. 2-3 and Jan. 4-5.

    Also taking place this weekend is "Getting on Course: Compass basics".

    Sat. April 27 at the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center on President Clinton Avenue, you can learn to stay on track by using a compass.

    This is a free seminar. Compasses will be provided, but seating is limited. Call (501) 907-0636 to reserve a seat.

    (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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