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  • Stan Jones appointed to AGFC

    Stan Jones appointed to AGFC

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 10:27 AM EDT2017-07-12 14:27:56 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Governor Asa Hutchinson appointed Stan Jones of Walnut Ridge to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.   Jones is a farmer and avid outdoorsman who was born and raised in Clover Bend, Arkansas.

    Governor Asa Hutchinson appointed Stan Jones of Walnut Ridge to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.   Jones is a farmer and avid outdoorsman who was born and raised in Clover Bend, Arkansas.

  • Applications to Become an Outdoors-Woman open online June 5

    Applications to Become an Outdoors-Woman open online June 5

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-07-26 21:51:12 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The AGFC will open online enrollment in this year’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop beginning June 5. The workshop introduces women 18 and older to various outdoors activities.

    The AGFC will open online enrollment in this year’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop beginning June 5. The workshop introduces women 18 and older to various outdoors activities.

  • Annual hunting licenses expired June 30

    Annual hunting licenses expired June 30

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 5:48 PM EDT2017-07-26 21:48:14 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wants to remind all hunters that all annual hunting licenses and permits expire on June 30.  Just visit www.agfc.com, and click the green “Buy Licenses, Check Game” button at the top of the screen. 

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wants to remind all hunters that all annual hunting licenses and permits expire on June 30.  Just visit www.agfc.com, and click the green “Buy Licenses, Check Game” button at the top of the screen. 

  • CWD Workshop in Little Rock

    CWD Workshop in Little Rock

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 5:44 PM EDT2017-07-26 21:44:28 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    State wildlife agency representatives met with researchers, collaborators from five universities and other agencies, to discuss recent findings about chronic wasting disease and to identify research priorities for the state and region. 

    State wildlife agency representatives met with researchers, collaborators from five universities and other agencies, to discuss recent findings about chronic wasting disease and to identify research priorities for the state and region. 

  • Partnership nearly triples public waterfowl hunting and bird-watching

    Partnership nearly triples public waterfowl hunting and bird-watching

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 4:18 PM EDT2017-07-26 20:18:10 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Thanks to a partnership with the Trust for Public Land and Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration grants, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has completed the purchase of new land surrounding Frog Bayou Wildlife Management Area in Crawford County.

    Thanks to a partnership with the Trust for Public Land and Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration grants, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has completed the purchase of new land surrounding Frog Bayou Wildlife Management Area in Crawford County.

  • Arkansas student claims second in world archery tournament

    Arkansas student claims second in world archery tournament

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 4:16 PM EDT2017-07-26 20:16:39 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Bailey Mason of Maumelle didn’t know where archery could take her when she was first introduced to the sport in her fourth grade physical education class.  It lead her to a "world championship".

    Bailey Mason of Maumelle didn’t know where archery could take her when she was first introduced to the sport in her fourth grade physical education class.  It lead her to a "world championship".

  • Remember the 3 R’s when boating on a river

    Remember the 3 R’s when boating on a river

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-07-26 20:14:34 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Traveling on large rivers like the Arkansas can be a daunting task for people who don’t understand the meaning of all those buoys and channel markers. How do you know which side of the buoys to stay on when traveling up or down the river? 

    Traveling on large rivers like the Arkansas can be a daunting task for people who don’t understand the meaning of all those buoys and channel markers. How do you know which side of the buoys to stay on when traveling up or down the river? 

  • Duck band reporting system moves online

    Duck band reporting system moves online

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 4:09 PM EDT2017-07-26 20:09:16 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Hunters fortunate enough to harvest a banded duck, goose or dove next hunting season will see a change in the way they report those bands to the United States Geological Survey.

    Hunters fortunate enough to harvest a banded duck, goose or dove next hunting season will see a change in the way they report those bands to the United States Geological Survey.

  • Commission hears proposals for 2018 fishing regulations

    Commission hears proposals for 2018 fishing regulations

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 4:05 PM EDT2017-07-26 20:05:55 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission heard the first reading of proposed changes to fishing regulations at last Wednesday’s meeting. These regulations will be presented for a final vote during the Commission’s August meeting.

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission heard the first reading of proposed changes to fishing regulations at last Wednesday’s meeting. These regulations will be presented for a final vote during the Commission’s August meeting.

  • AR man from brief reality TV show admits to hunting violations

    AR man from brief reality TV show admits to hunting violations

    Monday, July 24 2017 6:55 AM EDT2017-07-24 10:55:58 GMT
    (Stock image)(Stock image)

    An Arkansas man who starred on the short-lived reality TV show "American Stuffers" and his son have pleaded guilty to hunting violations in central Arkansas.

    An Arkansas man who starred on the short-lived reality TV show "American Stuffers" and his son have pleaded guilty to hunting violations in central Arkansas.

  • Softball skills key to northern bobwhite habitat assessment

    Softball skills key to northern bobwhite habitat assessment

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 2:43 PM EDT2017-07-19 18:43:21 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    You might think that bobwhite quail and the game of softball have nothing to do with each other, but biologists always are looking for ways to describe habitat conditions and life cycles of animals such as bobwhites to landowners. One quail researcher in Texas has made such an analogy. 

    You might think that bobwhite quail and the game of softball have nothing to do with each other, but biologists always are looking for ways to describe habitat conditions and life cycles of animals such as bobwhites to landowners. One quail researcher in Texas has made such an analogy. 

  • Anglers advised to use caution during summer heat

    Anglers advised to use caution during summer heat

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 2:36 PM EDT2017-07-19 18:36:11 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Fun in the sun often brings to mind pictures of relaxing on a boat, enjoying all the Arkansas outdoors has to offer. Whether you’re catching bass, crappie or bream, or just catching a few rays, it’s important to keep in mind that too much sun or alcoholic beverages top the list of dangers.

    Fun in the sun often brings to mind pictures of relaxing on a boat, enjoying all the Arkansas outdoors has to offer. Whether you’re catching bass, crappie or bream, or just catching a few rays, it’s important to keep in mind that too much sun or alcoholic beverages top the list of dangers.

  • Public input meeting scheduled for trout management on White and North Fork Rivers

    Public input meeting scheduled for trout management on White and North Fork Rivers

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-07-19 18:28:21 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a special public workshop from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., August 3 at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center in Convention Center Rooms A and B to begin reviewing the trout management plans for the Bull Shoals and Norfork tailwaters. 

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a special public workshop from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., August 3 at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center in Convention Center Rooms A and B to begin reviewing the trout management plans for the Bull Shoals and Norfork tailwaters. 

  • Bowfisherman claims two state records in one night

    Bowfisherman claims two state records in one night

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 5:52 PM EDT2017-07-12 21:52:56 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Most anglers will fish for a lifetime and never catch a fish large enough to claim a state record catch, but one bowfisherman managed to arrow two records in the same outing. Jimmy Ruple of Greenbrier arrowed a highfin carpsucker and a river carpsucker.

    Most anglers will fish for a lifetime and never catch a fish large enough to claim a state record catch, but one bowfisherman managed to arrow two records in the same outing. Jimmy Ruple of Greenbrier arrowed a highfin carpsucker and a river carpsucker.

  • Henderson State University joins quail restoration effort

    Henderson State University joins quail restoration effort

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 5:40 PM EDT2017-07-12 21:40:44 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Biologists and educators with Henderson State, the AGFC and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have worked together on the project, not only to benefit fish, but also create open habitat, suitable for northern bobwhite and other wildlife.

    Biologists and educators with Henderson State, the AGFC and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have worked together on the project, not only to benefit fish, but also create open habitat, suitable for northern bobwhite and other wildlife.

  • Prairie Creek weigh-in facility officially opens

    Prairie Creek weigh-in facility officially opens

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-07-12 21:34:23 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The official dedication ceremony for the new weigh-in facility at the Prairie Creek Access on Beaver Lake was held last week. The entire project was a partnership between local anglers and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. 

    The official dedication ceremony for the new weigh-in facility at the Prairie Creek Access on Beaver Lake was held last week. The entire project was a partnership between local anglers and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. 

  • Teen contracts flesh-eating bacteria after canoeing on Little Miami River

    Teen contracts flesh-eating bacteria after canoeing on Little Miami River

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-07-11 18:28:54 GMT
    Kayley Coletta (FOX19 NOW)Kayley Coletta (FOX19 NOW)

    A local teenager is recovering from what medical records show was diagnosed as a flesh-eating bacteria after the teen canoed on the Little Miami River. 

    A local teenager is recovering from what medical records show was diagnosed as a flesh-eating bacteria after the teen canoed on the Little Miami River. 

  • Catch of the Week - 7/5

    Catch of the Week - 7/5

  • Catch of the Week - 6/28

    Catch of the Week - 6/28

  • Catch of the Week - June 21

    Catch of the Week - June 21

  • 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. 

  • Outdoor Hall of Fame honoring new inductees

    Outdoor Hall of Fame honoring new inductees

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-07-05 23:00:30 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The AGFF will welcome three new names to the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame at this year’s annual banquet, August 11 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. 

    The AGFF will welcome three new names to the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame at this year’s annual banquet, August 11 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. 

  • Biologists stocking bigger brook trout

    Biologists stocking bigger brook trout

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-07-05 22:52:44 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The AGFC Trout Management Program worked with the Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery in Heber Springs to clip off a fin on each of 14,300, 9-inch brook trout to be released into the Bull Shoals and Norfork tailwaters later this month.  

    The AGFC Trout Management Program worked with the Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery in Heber Springs to clip off a fin on each of 14,300, 9-inch brook trout to be released into the Bull Shoals and Norfork tailwaters later this month.  

  • Mercer Bayou renovation begins

    Mercer Bayou renovation begins

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-07-05 22:44:31 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Fisheries biologists with the AGFC opened up the upper gates at Mercer Bayou Tuesday as the first step in renovating this fertile fishery to increase angler access and sport fish populations. 

    Fisheries biologists with the AGFC opened up the upper gates at Mercer Bayou Tuesday as the first step in renovating this fertile fishery to increase angler access and sport fish populations. 

  • Mussel Workshop slated at Powhattan State Park

    Mussel Workshop slated at Powhattan State Park

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 2:10 PM EDT2017-06-28 18:10:39 GMT

    History meets nature at a program sponsored by the NEA Master Naturalists,  the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and the Arkansas State Parks. The program is titled, Fresh Water Mussels: Their Status Today, and Their Great Place in Arkansas History. 

    History meets nature at a program sponsored by the NEA Master Naturalists,  the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and the Arkansas State Parks. The program is titled, Fresh Water Mussels: Their Status Today, and Their Great Place in Arkansas History. 

  • Application period mobility-impaired hunting permits is open

    Application period mobility-impaired hunting permits is open

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 1:41 PM EDT2017-06-28 17:41:32 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The Army Corps of Engineers will accept applications through Sept. 1 for the 2017 special deer hunts that provide accessibility for disabled military and mobility-impaired hunters.

    The Army Corps of Engineers will accept applications through Sept. 1 for the 2017 special deer hunts that provide accessibility for disabled military and mobility-impaired hunters.

  • AGFC angler survey wrapping up, still time to respond

    AGFC angler survey wrapping up, still time to respond

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 1:29 PM EDT2017-06-28 17:29:43 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)
    LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – There’s still time to send in your responses if you were selected to participate in this year’s Arkansas Game and Fish Commission angler survey. The AGFC mailed 10,000 surveys in March to randomly selected Arkansas residents who purchased a fishing license in 2016. Responses from those surveys will help shape the direction of fisheries management in the future.   According to Jason Olive, assistant chief of the AGFC Fisheries Division, say...
    LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – There’s still time to send in your responses if you were selected to participate in this year’s Arkansas Game and Fish Commission angler survey. The AGFC mailed 10,000 surveys in March to randomly selected Arkansas residents who purchased a fishing license in 2016. Responses from those surveys will help shape the direction of fisheries management in the future.   According to Jason Olive, assistant chief of the AGFC Fisheries Division, say...
  • Magnet Cove angler nets ‘Big Al’ and $15,000

    Magnet Cove angler nets ‘Big Al’ and $15,000

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 1:25 PM EDT2017-06-28 17:25:02 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC

    Pete Clark, caught the premier bass waiting to be caught as part of the sixth annual Hot Springs Fishing Challenge.  Clark landed “Big Al,” a northern largemouth bass tagged by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for the contest.

    Pete Clark, caught the premier bass waiting to be caught as part of the sixth annual Hot Springs Fishing Challenge.  Clark landed “Big Al,” a northern largemouth bass tagged by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for the contest.

  • Forest thinning important tool for wildlife management

    Forest thinning important tool for wildlife management

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 1:13 PM EDT2017-06-28 17:13:43 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    That ancient oak standing amongst a crowded forest canopy may look like the perfect magnet for deer, but that tree may not be the best use of space for wildlife in the long run. 

    That ancient oak standing amongst a crowded forest canopy may look like the perfect magnet for deer, but that tree may not be the best use of space for wildlife in the long run. 

  • Twenty-nine win elk permits for the 2017 Arkansas elk hunt

    Twenty-nine win elk permits for the 2017 Arkansas elk hunt

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 1:08 PM EDT2017-06-28 17:08:49 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Twenty-nine Arkansans will have the opportunity to hunt for and harvest an Arkansas elk during the public land elk hunts this October and November after being drawn during the annual Buffalo River Elk Festival. 

    Twenty-nine Arkansans will have the opportunity to hunt for and harvest an Arkansas elk during the public land elk hunts this October and November after being drawn during the annual Buffalo River Elk Festival. 

  • Dumas Police Officer Catches $50,000 Bass

    Dumas Police Officer Catches $50,000 Bass

    Monday, June 26 2017 11:17 AM EDT2017-06-26 15:17:48 GMT
    (Source: AHA)(Source: AHA)

    Challengers came from all over the state. “Big fish” were coming to the scales, people said, all hoping to knock off the giant hauled in by 37-year old Dumas police officer Ricky Cantrell in the opening hours of Day One. 

    Challengers came from all over the state. “Big fish” were coming to the scales, people said, all hoping to knock off the giant hauled in by 37-year old Dumas police officer Ricky Cantrell in the opening hours of Day One. 

  • Waterfowl hunter survey sheds light on WMA use

    Waterfowl hunter survey sheds light on WMA use

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 1:52 PM EDT2017-06-21 17:52:03 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC

    Four out of 10 Arkansas resident waterfowl hunters have pursued ducks on wildlife management areas for six years or less, according to a recent survey completed by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Survey Research Center.

    Four out of 10 Arkansas resident waterfowl hunters have pursued ducks on wildlife management areas for six years or less, according to a recent survey completed by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Survey Research Center.

  • Anglers encouraged to keep stripers

    Anglers encouraged to keep stripers

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 1:45 PM EDT2017-06-21 17:45:36 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Fisheries biologists would like anglers to consider keeping their catch while striper fishing during the heat of summer. This may actually increase the number of stripers available for other anglers.

    Fisheries biologists would like anglers to consider keeping their catch while striper fishing during the heat of summer. This may actually increase the number of stripers available for other anglers.

  • AGFC receives funding for one Quail Biologist

    AGFC receives funding for one Quail Biologist

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 1:41 PM EDT2017-06-21 17:41:15 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, which has already received matching funds from the Natural Resources Conservation Service to bring aboard a biologist devoted to habitat restoration for the northern bobwhite.

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, which has already received matching funds from the Natural Resources Conservation Service to bring aboard a biologist devoted to habitat restoration for the northern bobwhite.

  • Trumpeter Swan on 2017 Junior Duck Stamp

    Trumpeter Swan on 2017 Junior Duck Stamp

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 1:35 PM EDT2017-06-21 17:35:42 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

     An image of two trumpeter swans rising from the cattails will be honored with production as the 2017 Junior Duck Stamp at the official first day of sale being held at Bass Pro Shops in Little Rock, 11 a.m., June 23. 

     An image of two trumpeter swans rising from the cattails will be honored with production as the 2017 Junior Duck Stamp at the official first day of sale being held at Bass Pro Shops in Little Rock, 11 a.m., June 23. 

  • Steve Cook elected Chair of AGFC

    Steve Cook elected Chair of AGFC

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 1:18 PM EDT2017-06-21 17:18:54 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Steve Cook of Malvern was recently elected Chairman of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission at its regularly scheduled June meeting in Jonesboro.

    Steve Cook of Malvern was recently elected Chairman of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission at its regularly scheduled June meeting in Jonesboro.

  • Commission approves new waterfowl regulation for WMAs

    Commission approves new waterfowl regulation for WMAs

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 1:13 PM EDT2017-06-21 17:13:18 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC

    Commissioners with the AGFC approved changes to Arkansas’s Nonresident Waterfowl Wildlife Management Area Permit at its  regularly scheduled meeting in Jonesboro, June 15.

    Commissioners with the AGFC approved changes to Arkansas’s Nonresident Waterfowl Wildlife Management Area Permit at its  regularly scheduled meeting in Jonesboro, June 15.

  • WMA Deer Hunt Permit Schedule

    WMA Deer Hunt Permit Schedule

    Friday, June 16 2017 2:24 PM EDT2017-06-16 18:24:13 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Wildlife Management Areas offer some of the best public hunting opportunity in the United States. To prevent overcrowding on popular WMAs, the AGFC limits some hunting opportunities through a permit draw system. 

    Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Wildlife Management Areas offer some of the best public hunting opportunity in the United States. To prevent overcrowding on popular WMAs, the AGFC limits some hunting opportunities through a permit draw system. 

  • 2017-18 Federal Duck Stamp unveiled June 23

    2017-18 Federal Duck Stamp unveiled June 23

    Friday, June 16 2017 2:06 PM EDT2017-06-16 18:06:00 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The first day of sale for the 2017-18 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, known as the Federal Duck Stamp to most Arkansas hunters, will be held June 23 at the Bass Pro Shops in Little Rock.

    The first day of sale for the 2017-18 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, known as the Federal Duck Stamp to most Arkansas hunters, will be held June 23 at the Bass Pro Shops in Little Rock.

  • VIDEO: Deer takes swim with East Texas family at Ratcliff Lake

    VIDEO: Deer takes swim with East Texas family at Ratcliff Lake

    Thursday, June 15 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-06-15 22:00:12 GMT

    With the temperature nearing the 100-degree mark most days, it's tempting to take a quick dip in the nearest swimming pool, pond, or lake.

    With the temperature nearing the 100-degree mark most days, it's tempting to take a quick dip in the nearest swimming pool, pond, or lake.

  • Tracy King Named to Direct 11 State Parks

    Tracy King Named to Direct 11 State Parks

    Monday, June 12 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-06-12 15:07:02 GMT
    (Source: Arkansas State Parks)(Source: Arkansas State Parks)

    Tracy King has been named as the new Region 2 Supervisor. This position oversees 11 Arkansas State Parks in the north central region of the state. 

    Tracy King has been named as the new Region 2 Supervisor. This position oversees 11 Arkansas State Parks in the north central region of the state. 

  • CWD Management Zone expands to include Van Buren County

    CWD Management Zone expands to include Van Buren County

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 4:01 PM EDT2017-06-07 20:01:43 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Van Buren County is the latest area to be placed under special wildlife regulations to curb the spread of chronic wasting disease, as the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission added it to the official CWD Management Zone. 

    Van Buren County is the latest area to be placed under special wildlife regulations to curb the spread of chronic wasting disease, as the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission added it to the official CWD Management Zone. 

  • Lake Elmdale being drawn down to repair infrastructure

    Lake Elmdale being drawn down to repair infrastructure

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 3:57 PM EDT2017-06-07 19:57:00 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

     The AGFC has begun an immediate drawdown of Lake Elmdale to repair a creek and spillway beyond the lake’s dam. The lake is being drawn down 3 to 4 feet, so that that damage from recent flooding can be repaired.

     The AGFC has begun an immediate drawdown of Lake Elmdale to repair a creek and spillway beyond the lake’s dam. The lake is being drawn down 3 to 4 feet, so that that damage from recent flooding can be repaired.

  • Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter renamed Arkansas Wildlife Weekly

    Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter renamed Arkansas Wildlife Weekly

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 3:05 PM EDT2017-06-07 19:05:18 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Regular readers of Arkansas Outdoors will notice a new name and new look to the newsletter, which will now be delivered under the name Arkansas Wildlife Weekly.

    Regular readers of Arkansas Outdoors will notice a new name and new look to the newsletter, which will now be delivered under the name Arkansas Wildlife Weekly.

  • Dru Edmonds is Chosen to Manage Lake Frierson

    Dru Edmonds is Chosen to Manage Lake Frierson

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 11:46 AM EDT2017-06-06 15:46:51 GMT
    (ASP)(ASP)

    A five year veteran of the Arkansas State Parks system has been promoted to the position of Superintendent of Lake Frierson State Park. Dru Edmonds will take on the leadership of this beautiful park. 

    A five year veteran of the Arkansas State Parks system has been promoted to the position of Superintendent of Lake Frierson State Park. Dru Edmonds will take on the leadership of this beautiful park. 

  • Angler almost throws back $1,000 bass in Hot Springs Fishing Challenge

    Angler almost throws back $1,000 bass in Hot Springs Fishing Challenge

    Friday, June 2 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-06-02 17:32:21 GMT
    Source: Game and Fish MagazineSource: Game and Fish Magazine

    Stacey Penny of Hot Springs almost threw away a thousand bucks Sunday while fishing on Lake Hamilton. Lucky for him, he decided not to toss back the prize winning largemouth bass he had just caught. 

    Stacey Penny of Hot Springs almost threw away a thousand bucks Sunday while fishing on Lake Hamilton. Lucky for him, he decided not to toss back the prize winning largemouth bass he had just caught. 

  • Bald Knob Seniors, Bergman Juniors top seeds for AYSSP state finals

    Bald Knob Seniors, Bergman Juniors top seeds for AYSSP state finals

    Friday, June 2 2017 1:04 PM EDT2017-06-02 17:04:03 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The Bald Knob Bulldogs Team No. 1 earned the top seed among 64 senior team qualifiers for the state finals, while the Bergman Panthers Dispensers were the top junior qualifying among 64 finalists, as the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program moves into its state final rounds June 2-3.

    The Bald Knob Bulldogs Team No. 1 earned the top seed among 64 senior team qualifiers for the state finals, while the Bergman Panthers Dispensers were the top junior qualifying among 64 finalists, as the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program moves into its state final rounds June 2-3.

  • Changes made to WMA Deer Hunt Permit application process

    Changes made to WMA Deer Hunt Permit application process

    Friday, June 2 2017 12:39 PM EDT2017-06-02 16:39:12 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    To ensure high-quality hunting experiences, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission conducts special draw hunts on some popular wildlife management areas prone to overcrowding. 

    To ensure high-quality hunting experiences, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission conducts special draw hunts on some popular wildlife management areas prone to overcrowding. 

  • Arkansas State Parks Wins National Award

    Arkansas State Parks Wins National Award

    Friday, June 2 2017 12:24 PM EDT2017-06-02 16:24:51 GMT
    (Source: ASP)(Source: ASP)

    The law enforcement arm of the Arkansas State Parks has been singled out as one of the finest of its kind in the country. The Park Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) presented the President’s Award to the ASP Emergency Services Program at their recent annual conference.

    The law enforcement arm of the Arkansas State Parks has been singled out as one of the finest of its kind in the country. The Park Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) presented the President’s Award to the ASP Emergency Services Program at their recent annual conference.

  • Lake Poinsett open for unlimited fishing

    Lake Poinsett open for unlimited fishing

    Friday, May 26 2017 2:57 PM EDT2017-05-26 18:57:28 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A popular fishing lake in Poinsett County is open for unlimited fishing.

    A popular fishing lake in Poinsett County is open for unlimited fishing.

  • Commission approves hunting regulations changes for 2017-18

    Commission approves hunting regulations changes for 2017-18

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:07 PM EDT2017-05-24 19:07:13 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Commissioners approved hunting regulations changes for the 2017-18 hunting seasons, including the season dates for all game, including the 2017-18 waterfowl season and 2018 turkey season at last week’s meeting in the AGFC headquarters in Little Rock.

    Commissioners approved hunting regulations changes for the 2017-18 hunting seasons, including the season dates for all game, including the 2017-18 waterfowl season and 2018 turkey season at last week’s meeting in the AGFC headquarters in Little Rock.

  • AGFC and partners begin Battle for the Bobwhite at Pea Ridge National Military Park

    AGFC and partners begin Battle for the Bobwhite at Pea Ridge National Military Park

    Thursday, May 11 2017 11:18 AM EDT2017-05-11 15:18:15 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    On Saturday, May 20, a different sort of battle will shape up at the historic Pea Ridge National Military Park, “The Battle for the Bobwhite Field Day.”  This event is key to restoring the habitat for the Northern Bob White.

    On Saturday, May 20, a different sort of battle will shape up at the historic Pea Ridge National Military Park, “The Battle for the Bobwhite Field Day.”  This event is key to restoring the habitat for the Northern Bob White.

  • Hot Springs resident lands $1,000 while fishing for dinner

    Hot Springs resident lands $1,000 while fishing for dinner

    Thursday, May 11 2017 11:38 AM EDT2017-05-11 15:38:43 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Maurice Bradford of Hot Springs was fishing from the bank near the Andrew Hulsey Fish Hatchery on Lake Hamilton, looking to land enough fish for a Saturday evening dinner. At around 8 p.m., fishing with crickets, he snagged something better: A $1,000 prize fish in the 2017 $86,000 Hot Springs Fishing Challenge.

    Maurice Bradford of Hot Springs was fishing from the bank near the Andrew Hulsey Fish Hatchery on Lake Hamilton, looking to land enough fish for a Saturday evening dinner. At around 8 p.m., fishing with crickets, he snagged something better: A $1,000 prize fish in the 2017 $86,000 Hot Springs Fishing Challenge.

  • Celebrate your trophy catch with an AGFC award

    Celebrate your trophy catch with an AGFC award

    Thursday, April 27 2017 7:52 PM EDT2017-04-27 23:52:33 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The AGFC is relaunching its Master Angler program under the direction of Mikki Moore, an administrative specialist in the Fisheries Division. Pins have been redesigned for each of the eight categories – black bass, bream, catfish, crappie, perch, temperate bass, trout and miscellaneous species. 

    The AGFC is relaunching its Master Angler program under the direction of Mikki Moore, an administrative specialist in the Fisheries Division. Pins have been redesigned for each of the eight categories – black bass, bream, catfish, crappie, perch, temperate bass, trout and miscellaneous species. 

  • Commission partners to open 850 acres to hunters in northeast Arkansas

    Commission partners to open 850 acres to hunters in northeast Arkansas

    Friday, April 21 2017 11:04 AM EDT2017-04-21 15:04:32 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Commissioners unanimously voted to enter a new partnership with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to include 850 acres of the AHTD’s Glaise Creek Mitigation Bank into Departee Creek WMA in White County at yesterday’s scheduled meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.  

    Commissioners unanimously voted to enter a new partnership with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to include 850 acres of the AHTD’s Glaise Creek Mitigation Bank into Departee Creek WMA in White County at yesterday’s scheduled meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.  

  • Black Bass Program featured in Henderson State University habitat project

    Black Bass Program featured in Henderson State University habitat project

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 5:02 PM EDT2017-04-19 21:02:44 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Nearly 100 cedar trees destined for the burn pile were repurposed as fish habitat at DeGray Lake, thanks to an innovative partnership between the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Black Bass Program and Henderson State University’s Biology Club and Fishing Team in March. 

    Nearly 100 cedar trees destined for the burn pile were repurposed as fish habitat at DeGray Lake, thanks to an innovative partnership between the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Black Bass Program and Henderson State University’s Biology Club and Fishing Team in March. 

  • West Memphis native first to ever win back-to-back FLW events

    West Memphis native first to ever win back-to-back FLW events

    Monday, February 20 2017 3:34 PM EST2017-02-20 20:34:11 GMT
    (Source: FLW)(Source: FLW)

    West Memphis native Mark Rose took home top prize in Fishing League Worldwide in Jonestown, Texas, this weekend.

    West Memphis native Mark Rose took home top prize in Fishing League Worldwide in Jonestown, Texas, this weekend.

  • Gator leaps onto Florida airboat live on Facebook

    Gator leaps onto Florida airboat live on Facebook

    This unbelievable video was recorded Tuesday on Facebook Live by Tylor Hindery while visiting Florida. 

    This unbelievable video was recorded Tuesday on Facebook Live by Tylor Hindery while visiting Florida. 

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