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Historic fight for duck hunting

Updated: December 1, 2008, 11:38 AM ET
By Steve Wright | ESPNOutdoors.com

"Club Warden Shot The Twelfth Time" read one headline in the Arkansas Gazette. "Big Lake Clubhouse To Be Fireproof; Col. Joseph H. Acklen Will Fight To The End," read another in Memphis' Commercial Appeal. Still another declared, "Quiet at Big Lake; Pinkertons Are There, However, And Further Trouble Expected."

Arkansas' Big Lake made big news at the beginning of the 20th century in a battle over hunting rights, specifically, duck hunting rights — a battle that would ultimately ...

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