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  • Deer harvest surpasses 200,000 for sixth straight year

    Deer harvest surpasses 200,000 for sixth straight year

    Thursday, January 11 2018 1:40 PM EST2018-01-11 18:40:12 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    There’s still a month and a half left in deer season for archery hunters, but Arkansas’s deer harvest already topped the 200,000-mark at the conclusion of the second modern gun youth hunt held Jan. 6-7. This is the sixth straight year Arkansas hunters have reached this milestone. 

    There’s still a month and a half left in deer season for archery hunters, but Arkansas’s deer harvest already topped the 200,000-mark at the conclusion of the second modern gun youth hunt held Jan. 6-7. This is the sixth straight year Arkansas hunters have reached this milestone. 

  • Applications for hunting turkeys on Arkansas WMAs available Jan. 15

    Applications for hunting turkeys on Arkansas WMAs available Jan. 15

    Thursday, January 11 2018 12:17 PM EST2018-01-11 17:17:40 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Turkey season may open at the beginning of April, but now is the time to begin your planning for a successful season. One of the best ways to be successful on public land is to apply for one of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s wildlife management area turkey hunt permits beginning Jan. 15.  

    Turkey season may open at the beginning of April, but now is the time to begin your planning for a successful season. One of the best ways to be successful on public land is to apply for one of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s wildlife management area turkey hunt permits beginning Jan. 15.  

  • CWD confirmed in three NW Arkansas counties

    CWD confirmed in three NW Arkansas counties

    Thursday, January 11 2018 12:11 PM EST2018-01-11 17:11:23 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Chronic wasting disease, detected in Arkansas almost two years ago, has been found in three more counties. Four white-tailed deer in Benton, Washington and Sebastian counties recently tested positive for the deadly disease, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

    Chronic wasting disease, detected in Arkansas almost two years ago, has been found in three more counties. Four white-tailed deer in Benton, Washington and Sebastian counties recently tested positive for the deadly disease, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

  • Waldron wildlife officer honored at NWTF awards banquet

    Waldron wildlife officer honored at NWTF awards banquet

    Thursday, January 11 2018 12:26 PM EST2018-01-11 17:26:01 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Corporal Mac Davis of Waldron and the members of the Monticello Regional Office Wildlife Division staff of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission were recognized for their commitment to conservation and outdoor traditions at the annual State Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet of the National Wild Turkey Federation’ Arkansas Chapter.

    Corporal Mac Davis of Waldron and the members of the Monticello Regional Office Wildlife Division staff of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission were recognized for their commitment to conservation and outdoor traditions at the annual State Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet of the National Wild Turkey Federation’ Arkansas Chapter.

  • Christmas Tree provides year-round enjoyment

    Christmas Tree provides year-round enjoyment

    Thursday, January 11 2018 1:50 PM EST2018-01-11 18:50:03 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Little Rock’s Christmas tree, spent the holiday season wowing visitors on Capitol Avenue and Main Street.  Little Rock’s tree also was used for habitat, but it will stay true to The Natural State’s motto. The habitat it creates will benefit one of Little Rock’s family fishing destinations.

    Little Rock’s Christmas tree, spent the holiday season wowing visitors on Capitol Avenue and Main Street.  Little Rock’s tree also was used for habitat, but it will stay true to The Natural State’s motto. The habitat it creates will benefit one of Little Rock’s family fishing destinations.

  • Weather conditions affecting the hunting season

    Weather conditions affecting the hunting season

    Friday, January 5 2018 1:07 PM EST2018-01-05 18:07:16 GMT
    Friday, January 5 2018 5:34 PM EST2018-01-05 22:34:15 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    Weather conditions across the state have taken their toll on the hunting season.

    Weather conditions across the state have taken their toll on the hunting season.

  • Changes to fishing regulations took effect Jan. 1

    Changes to fishing regulations took effect Jan. 1

    Thursday, January 4 2018 6:23 PM EST2018-01-04 23:23:17 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Anglers venturing out for some New Year’s Day fishing found a few changes to fishing regulations on waters throughout Arkansas this year, many of which were passed to make things a little easier to get on the water and have fun fishing this year.

    Anglers venturing out for some New Year’s Day fishing found a few changes to fishing regulations on waters throughout Arkansas this year, many of which were passed to make things a little easier to get on the water and have fun fishing this year.

  • Corps Cautions dock owners about falling lake levels

    Corps Cautions dock owners about falling lake levels

    Thursday, January 4 2018 6:21 PM EST2018-01-04 23:21:53 GMT
    (Source: USACE)(Source: USACE)

    The extremely cold weather is fueling demand for hydroelectricity at our White River dams.  As a result, the Corps is advising boat dock owners to keep an eye on their docks and move them as needed to prevent them from grounding as the lakes recede.

    The extremely cold weather is fueling demand for hydroelectricity at our White River dams.  As a result, the Corps is advising boat dock owners to keep an eye on their docks and move them as needed to prevent them from grounding as the lakes recede.

  • Fitts named new director of AGFC

    Fitts named new director of AGFC

    Thursday, January 4 2018 6:07 PM EST2018-01-04 23:07:28 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission announced that Pat Fitts became the agency’s 18th director in its 102-year history. Fitts replaced Jeff Crow, who announced his resignation Oct. 10.  The appointment became effective Jan. 1, 2018.

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission announced that Pat Fitts became the agency’s 18th director in its 102-year history. Fitts replaced Jeff Crow, who announced his resignation Oct. 10.  The appointment became effective Jan. 1, 2018.

  • AGFC to fund public shooting sports facility in Jonesboro

    AGFC to fund public shooting sports facility in Jonesboro

    Thursday, October 5 2017 5:11 PM EDT2017-10-05 21:11:02 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    A long-awaited shooting sports complex in Jonesboro is closer to reality after the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on Sept. 20 authorized AGFC Director Jeff Crow to complete a memorandum of agreement with the city to fund the complex’s development.

    A long-awaited shooting sports complex in Jonesboro is closer to reality after the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on Sept. 20 authorized AGFC Director Jeff Crow to complete a memorandum of agreement with the city to fund the complex’s development.

  • Cold and snow to north should push ducks Into Arkansas

    Cold and snow to north should push ducks Into Arkansas

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 2:48 PM EST2017-12-27 19:48:06 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Last week's heavy rains delivered much-needed water to state's public hunting grounds. Now, extreme cold and snowfall in Missouri and ice in Illinois should push new ducks southward.

    Last week's heavy rains delivered much-needed water to state's public hunting grounds. Now, extreme cold and snowfall in Missouri and ice in Illinois should push new ducks southward.

  • Bull Shoals benefits from major habitat enhancement project

    Bull Shoals benefits from major habitat enhancement project

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 2:57 PM EST2017-12-13 19:57:49 GMT
    Source: (USACE)Source: (USACE)

    Fisheries biologists and technicians from across the state have been diligently working to enhance fishing opportunities on Bull Shoals Lake in northwest Arkansas, even though many anglers won’t see the impact until warm weather.

    Fisheries biologists and technicians from across the state have been diligently working to enhance fishing opportunities on Bull Shoals Lake in northwest Arkansas, even though many anglers won’t see the impact until warm weather.

  • Commission hears reading concerning carry of handguns for defense while hunting

    Commission hears reading concerning carry of handguns for defense while hunting

    Friday, December 22 2017 11:21 AM EST2017-12-22 16:21:56 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission heard the first official reading of a regulation change clarifying the carry of handguns for defensive purposes while hunting at its meeting December 14. 

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission heard the first official reading of a regulation change clarifying the carry of handguns for defensive purposes while hunting at its meeting December 14. 

  • Conservation component at Leadership Arkansas opens eyes

    Conservation component at Leadership Arkansas opens eyes

    Friday, December 22 2017 11:13 AM EST2017-12-22 16:13:11 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The woods may be a bit on the dry side this year, but ducks still are making themselves at home at Brett Morgan Hallowell Reservoir on Bayou Meto, waiting for the rain to finally flood the backwaters and allow them to spread out in Arkansas’s famed greentree reservoirs.

    The woods may be a bit on the dry side this year, but ducks still are making themselves at home at Brett Morgan Hallowell Reservoir on Bayou Meto, waiting for the rain to finally flood the backwaters and allow them to spread out in Arkansas’s famed greentree reservoirs.

  • Recovering America’s Wildlife Act has been introduced

    Recovering America’s Wildlife Act has been introduced

    Friday, December 22 2017 11:03 AM EST2017-12-22 16:03:32 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Rumblings of a new conservation movement have been heard in the U.S. House of Representatives for months. Thanks to bipartisan support from Representatives Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI), the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act has been introduced.

    Rumblings of a new conservation movement have been heard in the U.S. House of Representatives for months. Thanks to bipartisan support from Representatives Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI), the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act has been introduced.

  • Trees can be used as fish cover after Christmas

    Trees can be used as fish cover after Christmas

    Thursday, December 21 2017 3:08 PM EST2017-12-21 20:08:15 GMT
    Thursday, December 21 2017 3:21 PM EST2017-12-21 20:21:07 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Once Christmas is over, where does your tree go? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says to bring it to the lake.

    Once Christmas is over, where does your tree go? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says to bring it to the lake.

  • Tiptoe through the trout streams during the fall spawn

    Tiptoe through the trout streams during the fall spawn

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 3:30 PM EST2017-12-13 20:30:52 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Native to Europe, the German brown trout found in the tailwaters of Beaver, Bull Shoals, Norfork and Greers Ferry dams, typically start their spawning run during fall and winter, offering die-hard anglers a chance at some fantastic fishing. 

    Native to Europe, the German brown trout found in the tailwaters of Beaver, Bull Shoals, Norfork and Greers Ferry dams, typically start their spawning run during fall and winter, offering die-hard anglers a chance at some fantastic fishing. 

  • Wildlife of Arkansas 2018 Student Art Contest accepting entries

    Wildlife of Arkansas 2018 Student Art Contest accepting entries

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 3:25 PM EST2017-12-13 20:25:36 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The Arkansas Wildlife Federation and the Little Rock-based nonprofit organization Creative Ideas have come together to promote wildlife education through the arts in the Fifth Annual Wildlife of Arkansas Student Art Contest.

    The Arkansas Wildlife Federation and the Little Rock-based nonprofit organization Creative Ideas have come together to promote wildlife education through the arts in the Fifth Annual Wildlife of Arkansas Student Art Contest.

  • Squirrel Hunting after deer season is over

    Squirrel Hunting after deer season is over

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 3:16 PM EST2017-12-13 20:16:29 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The deer rut isn’t the only game in town when it comes to winter hunts that get the blood pumping. Mid- to late December beckons an intense period of breeding activity for another animal in the deer woods, including squirrels.

    The deer rut isn’t the only game in town when it comes to winter hunts that get the blood pumping. Mid- to late December beckons an intense period of breeding activity for another animal in the deer woods, including squirrels.

  • Biological samples reveal 70 new cases of CWD, no new counties affected

    Biological samples reveal 70 new cases of CWD, no new counties affected

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 3:04 PM EST2017-12-13 20:04:02 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Seventy new cases of chronic wasting disease have been found in Arkansas since deer season opened in September, according to samples collected by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists, taxidermists and veterinarians.

    Seventy new cases of chronic wasting disease have been found in Arkansas since deer season opened in September, according to samples collected by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists, taxidermists and veterinarians.

  • Youth hunters make memories at AGFC mentored hunts

    Youth hunters make memories at AGFC mentored hunts

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 2:47 PM EST2017-12-13 19:47:49 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Seventeen young hunters had the opportunity to experience hunting camps like no other, thanks to special mentored hunts held by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission at two conservation education centers owned by the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation. 

    Seventeen young hunters had the opportunity to experience hunting camps like no other, thanks to special mentored hunts held by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission at two conservation education centers owned by the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation. 

  • Waterfowl deaths linked to avian cholera

    Waterfowl deaths linked to avian cholera

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 4:49 PM EST2017-11-29 21:49:04 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC

    During the last four weeks, waterfowl have been reported dead at seven localized areas in northeast and east central Arkansas. Four of these incidents included snow geese, white-fronted geese (specklebellies) and a small number of dabbling ducks. 

    During the last four weeks, waterfowl have been reported dead at seven localized areas in northeast and east central Arkansas. Four of these incidents included snow geese, white-fronted geese (specklebellies) and a small number of dabbling ducks. 

  • Frog Bayou expansion receives praise from national partner

    Frog Bayou expansion receives praise from national partner

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 2:16 PM EST2017-11-22 19:16:58 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    With the acquisition of additional property on Frog Bayou Wildlife Management Area in Crawford County, a partnership between the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Trust for Public Lands nearly tripled the WMA’s size to accommodate more hunters in this already popular WMA. 

    With the acquisition of additional property on Frog Bayou Wildlife Management Area in Crawford County, a partnership between the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Trust for Public Lands nearly tripled the WMA’s size to accommodate more hunters in this already popular WMA. 

  • AGFC seeks help in tracking down elk poacher

    AGFC seeks help in tracking down elk poacher

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 2:05 PM EST2017-11-22 19:05:58 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers are asking for help in tracking down the person responsible for shooting and leaving an elk on Piney Creeks WMA along the Searcy-Pope county line.

    Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers are asking for help in tracking down the person responsible for shooting and leaving an elk on Piney Creeks WMA along the Searcy-Pope county line.

  • Trout regulations adopted on Bull Shoals and Norfork tailwaters

    Trout regulations adopted on Bull Shoals and Norfork tailwaters

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 10:32 AM EST2017-11-22 15:32:38 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission accepted five changes to trout fishing regulations proposed for the Bull Shoals and Norfork tailwaters at a special meeting at the AGFC Headquarters in Little Rock.

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission accepted five changes to trout fishing regulations proposed for the Bull Shoals and Norfork tailwaters at a special meeting at the AGFC Headquarters in Little Rock.

  • AGFC hears update on white-nose syndrome in Arkansas bats

    AGFC hears update on white-nose syndrome in Arkansas bats

    Monday, November 20 2017 10:24 AM EST2017-11-20 15:24:13 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Blake Sasse, nongame mammal program coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission updated Commissioners at today’s regularly scheduled meeting on the status of white-nose syndrome, a disease that is killing bats by the millions in the U.S.

    Blake Sasse, nongame mammal program coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission updated Commissioners at today’s regularly scheduled meeting on the status of white-nose syndrome, a disease that is killing bats by the millions in the U.S.

  • Warren Prairie - a place of recovery

    Warren Prairie - a place of recovery

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 4:19 PM EST2017-11-15 21:19:39 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The pre-hunt meeting at Warren Prairie Natural Area Wildlife Management Area seemed fairly typical on the surface. But as the five men selected for the special permit hunt began to speak, it was obvious that the routine appearance belied the true nature of the event.

    The pre-hunt meeting at Warren Prairie Natural Area Wildlife Management Area seemed fairly typical on the surface. But as the five men selected for the special permit hunt began to speak, it was obvious that the routine appearance belied the true nature of the event.

  • Invasive species found near Sulphur River WMA

    Invasive species found near Sulphur River WMA

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 4:06 PM EST2017-11-15 21:06:28 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Another big, scary monster has been spotted near Boggy Creek in southwest Arkansas, but this one is green, lives in the water and has been knocking on Arkansas’s door for years. 

    Another big, scary monster has been spotted near Boggy Creek in southwest Arkansas, but this one is green, lives in the water and has been knocking on Arkansas’s door for years. 

  • Beautiful Buffalo River Action Committee Launches Website

    Beautiful Buffalo River Action Committee Launches Website

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 6:56 PM EST2017-11-08 23:56:47 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The Beautiful Buffalo River Action Committee announced the launch of its website Monday. BBRAC created an independent website to share relevant information regarding the preservation of the Buffalo River as a state and national landmark. 

    The Beautiful Buffalo River Action Committee announced the launch of its website Monday. BBRAC created an independent website to share relevant information regarding the preservation of the Buffalo River as a state and national landmark. 

  • Prosecutor reminds MO deer hunters of Telecheck rules

    Prosecutor reminds MO deer hunters of Telecheck rules

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 7:53 AM EST2017-11-08 12:53:34 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    The New Madrid County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is reminding hunters about 10 p.m. Telecheck rules. Deer rifle season starts in Missouri on Nov.11.

    The New Madrid County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is reminding hunters about 10 p.m. Telecheck rules. Deer rifle season starts in Missouri on Nov.11.

  • Northern bobwhite ringtone available at AGFC.com

    Northern bobwhite ringtone available at AGFC.com

    Thursday, November 2 2017 3:05 PM EDT2017-11-02 19:05:30 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The call of the northern bobwhite once echoed through valleys and fields throughout The Natural State, but so many people today who have grown up within the confines of urban areas have never had the opportunity to hear a bobwhite quail call first-hand.

    The call of the northern bobwhite once echoed through valleys and fields throughout The Natural State, but so many people today who have grown up within the confines of urban areas have never had the opportunity to hear a bobwhite quail call first-hand.

  • First harvest certificate from AGFC

    First harvest certificate from AGFC

    Thursday, November 2 2017 2:44 PM EDT2017-11-02 18:44:05 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Want to memorialize those unforgettable first Arkansas hunting and fishing moments? The AGFC is recognizing those experiences with first deer, first fish, first turkey and first duck full-color certificates.

    Want to memorialize those unforgettable first Arkansas hunting and fishing moments? The AGFC is recognizing those experiences with first deer, first fish, first turkey and first duck full-color certificates.

  • Youth deer season begins soon in Missouri

    Youth deer season begins soon in Missouri

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 6:10 PM EDT2017-10-25 22:10:34 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    Deer hunting season is on the horizon in Missouri. Starting Saturday and Sunday the early youth portion begins.

    Deer hunting season is on the horizon in Missouri. Starting Saturday and Sunday the early youth portion begins.

  • Catch of the Week - 7/5

    Catch of the Week - 7/5

  • AGFC Event Calendar

    AGFC Event Calendar

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 2:57 PM EST2017-12-27 19:57:18 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    AGFC Event Calendar

    AGFC Event Calendar

  • Catch of the Week - 6/28

    Catch of the Week - 6/28

  • Weather-resistant license option available

    Weather-resistant license option available

    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:00 AM EDT2017-09-21 14:00:53 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Hunters and anglers wanting a more durable option to carry their license may now purchase an upgrade to receive an official weather-resistant license through all license vendors and license purchasing options.

    Hunters and anglers wanting a more durable option to carry their license may now purchase an upgrade to receive an official weather-resistant license through all license vendors and license purchasing options.

  • Catch of the Week - June 21

    Catch of the Week - June 21

  • Outdoor Hotline

    Outdoor Hotline

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 2:27 PM EDT2017-08-16 18:27:34 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The AGFC is partnering with the Arkansas Educational Television Network to produce a special call-in show and share information about hunting, fishing and conservation education in Arkansas. “Outdoor Hotline” will air from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 24 on AETN.

    The AGFC is partnering with the Arkansas Educational Television Network to produce a special call-in show and share information about hunting, fishing and conservation education in Arkansas. “Outdoor Hotline” will air from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 24 on AETN.

  • Arkansas Wildlife calendar available to subscribers

    Arkansas Wildlife calendar available to subscribers

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 7:05 PM EDT2017-07-05 23:05:31 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Arkansas Wildlife magazine celebrates 50 years of publishing this fall, and part of the celebration lies within the brand new July 2017-July 2018 calendar issue. 

    Arkansas Wildlife magazine celebrates 50 years of publishing this fall, and part of the celebration lies within the brand new July 2017-July 2018 calendar issue. 

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