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  1. Hunting Magazine on the Trail of Great Stories


    February 13, 2012 by wcobserver

    WEST FORK – Bears, deer and hog are coming out of the Ozark woods to nest in Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble and the Track Supply Co. thanks to a new magazine. The bi-annual Arkansas Bear and Buck Journal recently signed a distribution deal with those big stores, and it’s a good catch for the year-and-a-half old magazine put together in West Fork by Clay Newcomb, who also serves on the city’s planning commission. Newcomb is the editor and “I guess would be classified as the publisher of it as well.” It’s a reasonable description, too, since Newcomb edits the magazine, de- signs the pages and puts it all together with help of a couple other hunting enthusiasts. Launched at the same time as the Ar- kanas Black Bear Association (ABBA), the Arkansas Bear and Buck Journal is a full-scale Arkansas hunting magazine and the only all-Arkansas, all-hunting magazine in the state, said Newcomb. While there is enough Arkansas hunting news and events to fill an encyclopedia, the magazine is bi-annual because “we would rather produce two extremely high quality Journals each year than try to produce more and lessen the quality,” according to the ABBA website. “The Journal isn’t a …