John Call of Cabot killed this 11-foot, 10-inch alligator last Sunday at Bois dArc Wildlife Management Area near Hope. Call’s sons-in-law, David Covington and Jeff Newman, assisted. One alligator is enough for John Call, but he probably could never top the one he got. Call, of Cabot, has applied for an alligator hunting tag since 2007, when the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission opened alligator season.
Periodically, the legislature decides it wants to manage hunting and fishing, oblivious to the headaches it will bring upon itself. In 31 years as a journalist and a former employee of two state wildlife management agencies, I have learned that most fish or wildlife related proposals are 50-50 propositions. Half of the people support any one issue, and half of the people oppose it. That means half of an active and motivated constituency is alternately, but perpetually, unhappy.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission approved regulations regarding the taking and transfer of wild-caught baitfish from certain waters Thursday at its monthly meeting at College of the Ouachitas in Malvern. One regulation, which was opposed by the state's commercial striped bass fishing industry, prohibits the use of wild-caught baitfish unless the baitfish was caught within the same water body being fished or from a tributary entering upstream of the waterbody being fished.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".