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  • Weekly waterfowl report began Nov. 15

    Weekly waterfowl report began Nov. 15

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 5:02 PM EST2017-11-15 22:02:13 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

     As the minutes tick away to opening day of waterfowl season, every duck hunter starts focusing on frigid conditions and starts to get geared up for the main event in Arkansas’s hunting season lineup.

     As the minutes tick away to opening day of waterfowl season, every duck hunter starts focusing on frigid conditions and starts to get geared up for the main event in Arkansas’s hunting season lineup.

  • Corps of Engineers seeks comments related to Greers Ferry Lake

    Corps of Engineers seeks comments related to Greers Ferry Lake

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 4:59 PM EST2017-11-15 21:59:50 GMT
    (Source: USACE)(Source: USACE)

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District is seeking public comments on documents related to water supply storage reallocation at Greers Ferry Lake. The comments period will be open until Dec. 18. 

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District is seeking public comments on documents related to water supply storage reallocation at Greers Ferry Lake. The comments period will be open until Dec. 18. 

  • Trout coming to community ponds for Thanksgiving

    Trout coming to community ponds for Thanksgiving

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 4:59 PM EST2017-11-15 21:59:00 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program is kicking off winter in style by releasing hundreds of tagged rainbow trout in program ponds throughout the state. 

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program is kicking off winter in style by releasing hundreds of tagged rainbow trout in program ponds throughout the state. 

  • Former Commissioner Ralph Griffin dies at 84

    Former Commissioner Ralph Griffin dies at 84

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 4:48 PM EST2017-11-15 21:48:20 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Ralph B. Griffin, 84, of Jonesboro, a former commissioner with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, died Nov. 11 in Memphis. He was born in Jonesboro April 8, 1933, and lived there his entire life. Griffin, appointed by Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller, was a member of the Commission from July 11, 1969-June 30, 1976.

    Ralph B. Griffin, 84, of Jonesboro, a former commissioner with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, died Nov. 11 in Memphis. He was born in Jonesboro April 8, 1933, and lived there his entire life. Griffin, appointed by Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller, was a member of the Commission from July 11, 1969-June 30, 1976.

  • Fifty-three elk harvested so far in 2017

    Fifty-three elk harvested so far in 2017

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 4:33 PM EST2017-11-15 21:33:42 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Arkansas hunters have taken 53 elk during the 2017 regular elk hunts, and more may be harvested by the end of hunting season, thanks to regulations passed to help contain the elk herd to Boone Carroll, Madison, Newton and Searcy counties. 

    Arkansas hunters have taken 53 elk during the 2017 regular elk hunts, and more may be harvested by the end of hunting season, thanks to regulations passed to help contain the elk herd to Boone Carroll, Madison, Newton and Searcy counties. 

  • 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. 

  • Arkansas girl already getting it done at 7 years old

    Arkansas girl already getting it done at 7 years old

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 6:34 PM EST2017-11-08 23:34:57 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    As a precocious 7-year-old, Brinlee Usdrowski has already had the kind of hunting experiences that many adult hunters only dream of just a year ago, during modern gun deer season.

    As a precocious 7-year-old, Brinlee Usdrowski has already had the kind of hunting experiences that many adult hunters only dream of just a year ago, during modern gun deer season.

  • 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.

  • Mandatory CWD sampling in 25 Missouri counties

    Mandatory CWD sampling in 25 Missouri counties

    Thursday, November 2 2017 5:50 PM EDT2017-11-02 21:50:43 GMT
    (Source: Mike Hopper)(Source: Mike Hopper)

    Mandatory sampling in 25 Missouri counties NOV. 11 and 12. Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a deadly illness in white-tailed deer and other members of the deer family, called cervids. 

    Mandatory sampling in 25 Missouri counties NOV. 11 and 12. Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a deadly illness in white-tailed deer and other members of the deer family, called cervids. 

  • 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.

  • Wilderness areas offer rugged hunting opportunity

    Wilderness areas offer rugged hunting opportunity

    Thursday, November 2 2017 2:50 PM EDT2017-11-02 18:50:05 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The term “roughing it” can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. With all the modern conveniences available, some hunters wouldn’t be caught dead at deer camp without running water and satellite television to catch the football game playing between morning and afternoon hunts. 

    The term “roughing it” can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. With all the modern conveniences available, some hunters wouldn’t be caught dead at deer camp without running water and satellite television to catch the football game playing between morning and afternoon hunts. 

  • 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.

  • AGFC begins search for new director

    AGFC begins search for new director

    Thursday, November 2 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-11-02 18:20:21 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    With the recent announcement of current director Jeff Crow stepping down in February, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has begun the process of advertising and recruiting its next leader.

    With the recent announcement of current director Jeff Crow stepping down in February, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has begun the process of advertising and recruiting its next leader.

  • Hunters catch man accused of stealing gas from truck

    Hunters catch man accused of stealing gas from truck

    Monday, October 30 2017 9:28 AM EDT2017-10-30 13:28:32 GMT
    Monday, October 30 2017 9:49 AM EDT2017-10-30 13:49:54 GMT

    A couple of hunters bagged some unusual game over the weekend: a man accused of stealing gas from their truck.

    A couple of hunters bagged some unusual game over the weekend: a man accused of stealing gas from their truck.

  • Migration brings eel to Arkansas

    Migration brings eel to Arkansas

    Friday, October 27 2017 1:41 PM EDT2017-10-27 17:41:26 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Arkansas' American eel begin their lives in the Sargasso Sea between Bermuda and the Bahamas. Eggs are laid thousands of feet deep by adults. The hatched larvae ride the currents to the U.S.  The hatched larvae ride the currents toward the U.S.

    Arkansas' American eel begin their lives in the Sargasso Sea between Bermuda and the Bahamas. Eggs are laid thousands of feet deep by adults. The hatched larvae ride the currents to the U.S.  The hatched larvae ride the currents toward the U.S.

  • 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.

  • Leased Lands WMAs offer prime hunting

    Leased Lands WMAs offer prime hunting

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-10-25 21:34:59 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Arkansas hunters have more than 3 million acres of publically accessible land to enjoy hunting, fishing and wildlife watching. More than a quarter of a million acres of that is privately held timber company land, available thanks to the AGFC’s Leased Land Program. 

    Arkansas hunters have more than 3 million acres of publically accessible land to enjoy hunting, fishing and wildlife watching. More than a quarter of a million acres of that is privately held timber company land, available thanks to the AGFC’s Leased Land Program. 

  • Wildlife officers participate in joint missing persons training

    Wildlife officers participate in joint missing persons training

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-10-25 21:32:27 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The missing person scenario officers with the AGFC participated in last week may one day be the difference between life and death. Wildlife officers joined members of the Arkansas State Police, FBI, the Arkansas Department of Corrections, Independence County Sheriff’s Office and 10 other local agencies in a staged child abduction exercise.

    The missing person scenario officers with the AGFC participated in last week may one day be the difference between life and death. Wildlife officers joined members of the Arkansas State Police, FBI, the Arkansas Department of Corrections, Independence County Sheriff’s Office and 10 other local agencies in a staged child abduction exercise.

  • More than $600,000 available thanks to wildlife fine money

    More than $600,000 available thanks to wildlife fine money

    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:08 AM EDT2017-09-21 14:08:29 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Division of Rural Services has more than $600,000 in grant money to give to Arkansas schools and educators for programs in 2018, thanks to fines derived from wildlife violations. 

    The Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Division of Rural Services has more than $600,000 in grant money to give to Arkansas schools and educators for programs in 2018, thanks to fines derived from wildlife violations. 

  • Arkansas bat species declining from White-nose Syndrome

    Arkansas bat species declining from White-nose Syndrome

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 4:42 PM EDT2017-10-25 20:42:37 GMT

    Surveys conducted by researchers across Arkansas last winter found that populations of several species of Arkansas bats are beginning to fall due to the impact of White-nose Syndrome.

    Surveys conducted by researchers across Arkansas last winter found that populations of several species of Arkansas bats are beginning to fall due to the impact of White-nose Syndrome.

  • ‘Deer warts’ unsightly, but rarely serious

    ‘Deer warts’ unsightly, but rarely serious

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 3:30 PM EDT2017-10-25 19:30:44 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Each year, hunters scan through images taken by trail cameras, taking an inventory of the deer calling their stand location home. Leave a camera up long enough and you may wind up with a picture of a deer with tumor-like growths along its sides, back or neck.  These warty obtrusions are called cutaneous fibromas, and they’re fairly common in deer. 

    Each year, hunters scan through images taken by trail cameras, taking an inventory of the deer calling their stand location home. Leave a camera up long enough and you may wind up with a picture of a deer with tumor-like growths along its sides, back or neck.  These warty obtrusions are called cutaneous fibromas, and they’re fairly common in deer. 

  • AGFC Event Calendar

    AGFC Event Calendar

    Thursday, November 2 2017 3:30 PM EDT2017-11-02 19:30:52 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    AGFC Event Calendar

    AGFC Event Calendar

  • New trout regulations proposed for White River and Norfork Tailwater

    New trout regulations proposed for White River and Norfork Tailwater

    Monday, October 23 2017 11:52 AM EDT2017-10-23 15:52:59 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission heard the first reading of proposed changes to trout fishing regulations on the Bull Shoals and Norfork tailwaters to meet shifting perceptions and desires of anglers on those fisheries. 

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission heard the first reading of proposed changes to trout fishing regulations on the Bull Shoals and Norfork tailwaters to meet shifting perceptions and desires of anglers on those fisheries. 

  • Roseate spoonbills offer birders odd opportunities

    Roseate spoonbills offer birders odd opportunities

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 3:16 PM EDT2017-10-18 19:16:27 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC

    Many birders are itching to get out and view some of the Neotropical migrants that make their way through The Natural State each fall. But the roseate spoonbill makes an odd appearance during late summer and early fall.

    Many birders are itching to get out and view some of the Neotropical migrants that make their way through The Natural State each fall. But the roseate spoonbill makes an odd appearance during late summer and early fall.

  • Hunters, trappers using WMAs reminded to get free use permit

    Hunters, trappers using WMAs reminded to get free use permit

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 3:08 PM EDT2017-10-18 19:08:52 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The AGFC wants to remind all hunters who are visiting WMAs to get a free General WMA Use Permit through the Commission’s license system before hunting or trapping. The permit replaces the previous Sweet 16 WMA Permit and the Bayou Meto Boating Access Permit. 

    The AGFC wants to remind all hunters who are visiting WMAs to get a free General WMA Use Permit through the Commission’s license system before hunting or trapping. The permit replaces the previous Sweet 16 WMA Permit and the Bayou Meto Boating Access Permit. 

  • Feral Hog Eradication Task Force seeks input on Kaput bait

    Feral Hog Eradication Task Force seeks input on Kaput bait

    Thursday, October 5 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-10-05 20:53:25 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The Arkansas Feral Hog Eradication Task Force is seeking input from Arkansans regarding the registration and potential restrictions on authorized uses of Kaput Feral Hog Bait.

    The Arkansas Feral Hog Eradication Task Force is seeking input from Arkansans regarding the registration and potential restrictions on authorized uses of Kaput Feral Hog Bait.

  • AGFC officer apprehends robbery, murder suspect

    AGFC officer apprehends robbery, murder suspect

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 5:05 PM EST2017-11-15 22:05:37 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    A keen eye and experience came together for Sgt. Jay Thomas, a wildlife officer with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, in Sunday’s apprehension of a robbery suspect in Brinkley who has been linked to a murder committed Sunday morning in Forrest City. 

    A keen eye and experience came together for Sgt. Jay Thomas, a wildlife officer with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, in Sunday’s apprehension of a robbery suspect in Brinkley who has been linked to a murder committed Sunday morning in Forrest City. 

  • AGFC found partners to offer voluntary CWD testing

    AGFC found partners to offer voluntary CWD testing

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 2:51 PM EDT2017-10-18 18:51:02 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Since chronic wasting disease was discovered in Arkansas in February 2016, biologists have collected thousands of samples from deer and elk taken by hunters. In addition AGFC is offering a convenient way for hunters to have their deer tested for CWD at participating taxidermists and veterinarians. 

    Since chronic wasting disease was discovered in Arkansas in February 2016, biologists have collected thousands of samples from deer and elk taken by hunters. In addition AGFC is offering a convenient way for hunters to have their deer tested for CWD at participating taxidermists and veterinarians. 

  • Hunters headed to deer camp reminded to leave firewood behind

    Hunters headed to deer camp reminded to leave firewood behind

    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:59 AM EDT2017-09-21 14:59:59 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Hunters traveling the state are reminded that it’s best to leave the firewood behind and use wood found on site. Many invasive insects, such as the emerald ash borer, can be found in firewood, and transporting that wood can be one of the fastest ways for these pests to spread.

    Hunters traveling the state are reminded that it’s best to leave the firewood behind and use wood found on site. Many invasive insects, such as the emerald ash borer, can be found in firewood, and transporting that wood can be one of the fastest ways for these pests to spread.

  • Ten new wildlife officers join AGFC enforcement efforts

    Ten new wildlife officers join AGFC enforcement efforts

    Friday, October 6 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-10-06 22:20:58 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Ten new faces will be joining the ranks of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers this fall. The latest class of wildlife officer cadets celebrated graduation from the AGFC’s training program today at Antioch Baptist Church in Conway. 

    Ten new faces will be joining the ranks of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers this fall. The latest class of wildlife officer cadets celebrated graduation from the AGFC’s training program today at Antioch Baptist Church in Conway. 

  • 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.

  • Special commercial fishing opportunity on Lake Chicot to combat Asian carp

    Special commercial fishing opportunity on Lake Chicot to combat Asian carp

    Thursday, October 5 2017 5:01 PM EDT2017-10-05 21:01:14 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will open a special commercial fishing season on Lake Chicot to target Asian carp from Nov. 1-Dec. 31.  Asian carp, particularly silver carp and bighead carp have been a nuisance to many waters connected to the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers. 

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will open a special commercial fishing season on Lake Chicot to target Asian carp from Nov. 1-Dec. 31.  Asian carp, particularly silver carp and bighead carp have been a nuisance to many waters connected to the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers. 

  • 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.

  • Nonresident WMA Waterfowl Permits available online

    Nonresident WMA Waterfowl Permits available online

    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:53 AM EDT2017-09-21 14:53:01 GMT
    (Source:AGFC)(Source:AGFC)

    The purchase option for the new Five-Day Nonresident WMA Waterfowl Permits was added to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s licensing system , but the permit will not be needed until regular duck season begins. 

    The purchase option for the new Five-Day Nonresident WMA Waterfowl Permits was added to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s licensing system , but the permit will not be needed until regular duck season begins. 

  • Improve quail habitat with a wave of the magic wand

    Improve quail habitat with a wave of the magic wand

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 1:31 PM EDT2017-09-27 17:31:41 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    It may not be magical, but a spraying wand and applicator is one of the best and least labor-intensive tools a landowner can use to improve their property for quail.  

    It may not be magical, but a spraying wand and applicator is one of the best and least labor-intensive tools a landowner can use to improve their property for quail.  

  • Report shows 101.6 million Americans participated in wildlife-associated activities

    Report shows 101.6 million Americans participated in wildlife-associated activities

    Thursday, September 14 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-09-14 22:02:29 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

     The U.S. Department of the Interior announced a new report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that shows that 101.6 million Americans – 40 percent of the U.S. population 16 years old and older – participated in wildlife-related activities in 2016, such as hunting, fishing, and wildlife-watching. 

     The U.S. Department of the Interior announced a new report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that shows that 101.6 million Americans – 40 percent of the U.S. population 16 years old and older – participated in wildlife-related activities in 2016, such as hunting, fishing, and wildlife-watching. 

  • Spinning-wing decoys not allowed for teal hunting on WMAs, AGFC-owned lakes

    Spinning-wing decoys not allowed for teal hunting on WMAs, AGFC-owned lakes

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 11:30 AM EDT2017-09-12 15:30:56 GMT
    (Source:AGFC)(Source:AGFC)

    For the first time since 2008, teal hunters on AGFC - owned WMAs lakes will not be allowed to use spinning-wing, or motion decoys to attract teal during the special early hunt for ducks during the special youth waterfowl hunt.   

    For the first time since 2008, teal hunters on AGFC - owned WMAs lakes will not be allowed to use spinning-wing, or motion decoys to attract teal during the special early hunt for ducks during the special youth waterfowl hunt.   

  • Commission approves live, wild-caught baitfish transport ban, postpones effective date

    Commission approves live, wild-caught baitfish transport ban, postpones effective date

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 1:29 PM EDT2017-09-27 17:29:19 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission at their regularly scheduled meeting unanimously voted to ban the transportation of live, wild-caught baitfish from one waterbody to other watersheds in an attempt to prevent the spread of invasive species, such as Asian carp and zebra mussels. 

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission at their regularly scheduled meeting unanimously voted to ban the transportation of live, wild-caught baitfish from one waterbody to other watersheds in an attempt to prevent the spread of invasive species, such as Asian carp and zebra mussels. 

  • Hunter observations can help complete wildlife management puzzle

    Hunter observations can help complete wildlife management puzzle

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 11:18 AM EDT2017-09-12 15:18:46 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Deer hunters can use their smartphones in order to assist the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission with wildlife management efforts. The AGFC’s free Deer Hunting Observational Survey is part of the AGFC app that can be downloaded to either Apple or android smartphones.  

    Deer hunters can use their smartphones in order to assist the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission with wildlife management efforts. The AGFC’s free Deer Hunting Observational Survey is part of the AGFC app that can be downloaded to either Apple or android smartphones.  

  • 2017 Arkansas alligator harvest sets record

    2017 Arkansas alligator harvest sets record

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 12:41 PM EDT2017-09-27 16:41:56 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)
    In two long weekends, Arkansas hunters harvested 94 alligators during the 2017 alligator hunting season, eclipsing the previous record of 66 taken in 2016. Mark Barbee, AGFC biologist at the Monticello Regional Office who coordinates the annual hunt, says the increase is largely the result of increased permits being available to hunt. “We’ve had steady interest in hunting (alligators), and our population is in good shape,” Barbee said. “We’ve been able ...
    In two long weekends, Arkansas hunters harvested 94 alligators during the 2017 alligator hunting season, eclipsing the previous record of 66 taken in 2016. Mark Barbee, AGFC biologist at the Monticello Regional Office who coordinates the annual hunt, says the increase is largely the result of increased permits being available to hunt. “We’ve had steady interest in hunting (alligators), and our population is in good shape,” Barbee said. “We’ve been able ...
  • Ozark hellbender restoration takes big step forward

    Ozark hellbender restoration takes big step forward

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 11:11 AM EDT2017-09-12 15:11:02 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The dwindling population of the endangered Ozark hellbender took a positive turn last month when Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists released more than 100 of the rare aquatic salamanders to the Eleven Point River.

    The dwindling population of the endangered Ozark hellbender took a positive turn last month when Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists released more than 100 of the rare aquatic salamanders to the Eleven Point River.

  • Catch of the Week - 7/5

    Catch of the Week - 7/5

  • AGFC sets 2018 fishing regulations

    AGFC sets 2018 fishing regulations

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 5:19 PM EDT2017-08-23 21:19:31 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission voted unanimously to approve the list of recommended fishing regulations for 2018. The following recommendations will become effective Jan. 1, 2018.

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission voted unanimously to approve the list of recommended fishing regulations for 2018. The following recommendations will become effective Jan. 1, 2018.

  • 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 - 6/28

    Catch of the Week - 6/28

  • Arkansas bear survey includes opportunity for public participation

    Arkansas bear survey includes opportunity for public participation

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-09-27 16:48:25 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Just about every hunting camp in bear territory has a tale or two to tell about a mischievous bruin finding its way into their feeder or trash bins. Over the years, those stories have expanded from the Ozark and Ouachita mountains into the southern half of the state.

    Just about every hunting camp in bear territory has a tale or two to tell about a mischievous bruin finding its way into their feeder or trash bins. Over the years, those stories have expanded from the Ozark and Ouachita mountains into the southern half of the state.

  • AGFC joins Arkansas Wireless Information Network

    AGFC joins Arkansas Wireless Information Network

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 4:40 PM EDT2017-08-23 20:40:55 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC

    Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the AGFC’s adoption of the Arkansas Wireless Information Network at last Wednesday’s Commission briefings at the H.C. “Red” Morris Training Center in Mayflower. 

    Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the AGFC’s adoption of the Arkansas Wireless Information Network at last Wednesday’s Commission briefings at the H.C. “Red” Morris Training Center in Mayflower. 

  • Catch of the Week - June 21

    Catch of the Week - June 21

  • 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.

  • Billy Lindsey Heads up Bull Shoals White River State Park

    Billy Lindsey Heads up Bull Shoals White River State Park

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 3:08 PM EDT2017-08-16 19:08:23 GMT
    Source: AR State ParksSource: AR State Parks

    Billy Lindsey has been promoted to the role of Superintendent of Bull Shoals White River State Park. Billy has been the Assistant Superintendent at Mount Magazine State Park and officially began in his new capacity this month. 

    Billy Lindsey has been promoted to the role of Superintendent of Bull Shoals White River State Park. Billy has been the Assistant Superintendent at Mount Magazine State Park and officially began in his new capacity this month. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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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