Region 8 Outdoors - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

  • Region 8 OutdoorsMore>>

  • Two ways to save money on Boater Education in May

    Two ways to save money on Boater Education in May

    Friday, May 18 2018 11:33 AM EDT2018-05-18 15:33:26 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Take the online course between May 19 and May 26 Boat Ed, the vendor who provides the online version of Arkansas’s Boating Education Course, will be offering a special discount to anyone...

    Take the online course between May 19 and May 26 Boat Ed, the vendor who provides the online version of Arkansas’s Boating Education Course, will be offering a special discount to anyone...

  • Cold water can be dangerous for unprepared boaters

    Cold water can be dangerous for unprepared boaters

    Friday, May 18 2018 11:16 AM EDT2018-05-18 15:16:37 GMT
    (Source: USACE)(Source: USACE)

    Memorial Day weekend is almost here and many folks will be hitching up their boats and heading for the water.  But the Army Corps of Engineers advises boaters to first take some precautions. 

    Memorial Day weekend is almost here and many folks will be hitching up their boats and heading for the water.  But the Army Corps of Engineers advises boaters to first take some precautions. 

  • AGFC sets 2018-19 hunting seasons

    AGFC sets 2018-19 hunting seasons

    Friday, May 18 2018 11:14 AM EDT2018-05-18 15:14:21 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    AGFC Commissioners unanimously approved a group of regulations today, effectively setting the season dates and bag limits for the 2018-19 hunting season for all species. 

    AGFC Commissioners unanimously approved a group of regulations today, effectively setting the season dates and bag limits for the 2018-19 hunting season for all species. 

  • Agency cooperation deals with dangerous barbed-wire line

    Agency cooperation deals with dangerous barbed-wire line

    Friday, May 18 2018 11:57 AM EDT2018-05-18 15:57:28 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

     Barbed-wire fencing or any other obstruction to boating cannot be placed across navigable waters in Arkansas, per state law and sometimes federal law, depending on the water body. Not only is it illegal, but it can also present a safety concern to boaters. 

     Barbed-wire fencing or any other obstruction to boating cannot be placed across navigable waters in Arkansas, per state law and sometimes federal law, depending on the water body. Not only is it illegal, but it can also present a safety concern to boaters. 

  • AGFC relocates Fort Smith regional office

    AGFC relocates Fort Smith regional office

    Friday, May 18 2018 11:58 AM EDT2018-05-18 15:58:27 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The long-awaited relocation of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Fort Smith Regional Office will be complete by the end of the month, and the doors to the complex are expected to open June 11.

    The long-awaited relocation of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Fort Smith Regional Office will be complete by the end of the month, and the doors to the complex are expected to open June 11.

  • Frog Bayou WMA rolling out the red carpet for ducks

    Frog Bayou WMA rolling out the red carpet for ducks

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-05-09 22:21:45 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    For most Arkansans, thoughts of duck season have been stowed alongside the waders and decoys, but work for the next year in the wetlands has already begun at Frog Bayou Wildlife Management Area near Alma. 

    For most Arkansans, thoughts of duck season have been stowed alongside the waders and decoys, but work for the next year in the wetlands has already begun at Frog Bayou Wildlife Management Area near Alma. 

  • High water conditions on Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes

    High water conditions on Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-05-09 21:28:54 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The Corps of Engineers' Mountain Home Project Office is advising the public that recent spring rains have created high water conditions on Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes causing the closure of some campsites as well as all the swim beaches.  All of the boat launch ramps on Norfork and Bull Shoals lakes have been affected by the high water as well. 

    The Corps of Engineers' Mountain Home Project Office is advising the public that recent spring rains have created high water conditions on Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes causing the closure of some campsites as well as all the swim beaches.  All of the boat launch ramps on Norfork and Bull Shoals lakes have been affected by the high water as well. 

  • Woolly Hollow State Park opens new visitor center

    Woolly Hollow State Park opens new visitor center

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 11:13 AM EDT2018-05-08 15:13:07 GMT
    (Source: Arkansas State Parks)(Source: Arkansas State Parks)

    Woolly Hollow State Park will hold a Grand Opening of its new Visitor Center on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. The new building is close to the 136-year-old Woolly Cabin and a new walking path connects the two. Woolly Hollow State Park is located in Faulkner County, approximately 18 miles north of Conway. 

    Woolly Hollow State Park will hold a Grand Opening of its new Visitor Center on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. The new building is close to the 136-year-old Woolly Cabin and a new walking path connects the two. Woolly Hollow State Park is located in Faulkner County, approximately 18 miles north of Conway. 

  • Texarkana dominates at South Regional; Nashville wins juniors

    Texarkana dominates at South Regional; Nashville wins juniors

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-05-09 17:51:38 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Gilson Elam was a perfect 50-for-50 and Jagger East, John Cox and Jonah Rathburn hit a combined 146 targets out of 150 attempts in leading the Texarkana Arkansas Razorback Trap Team’s Red Squad to the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program’s South Senior Regional championship, Saturday, May 5.

    Gilson Elam was a perfect 50-for-50 and Jagger East, John Cox and Jonah Rathburn hit a combined 146 targets out of 150 attempts in leading the Texarkana Arkansas Razorback Trap Team’s Red Squad to the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program’s South Senior Regional championship, Saturday, May 5.

  • Black bass plan expands focus, increases angler input

    Black bass plan expands focus, increases angler input

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-05-08 15:22:42 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Roughly four out of 10 bass in Arkansas will die this year, but there’s no need to panic, that mortality rate is pretty common, and some mortality through harvest is actually encouraged to ensure a healthy fishery.

    Roughly four out of 10 bass in Arkansas will die this year, but there’s no need to panic, that mortality rate is pretty common, and some mortality through harvest is actually encouraged to ensure a healthy fishery.

  • Arkansas private land elk hunting simplified for 2018 season

    Arkansas private land elk hunting simplified for 2018 season

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 1:41 PM EDT2018-05-09 17:41:32 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Twenty-nine lucky hunters will find out if their application for an Arkansas elk permit was successful at the Buffalo River Elk Festival, June 23. Biologists are trying to make it easier for the rest of us wanting to take an Arkansas elk who are willing to put in a little legwork and handshaking to make it happen.

    Twenty-nine lucky hunters will find out if their application for an Arkansas elk permit was successful at the Buffalo River Elk Festival, June 23. Biologists are trying to make it easier for the rest of us wanting to take an Arkansas elk who are willing to put in a little legwork and handshaking to make it happen.

  • Plastic’s fantastic for the crappie spawn

    Plastic’s fantastic for the crappie spawn

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 11:24 AM EDT2018-05-08 15:24:32 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

     As crappie across the state are hitting their stride, many anglers are relying on the old faithful offering of a fathead minnow or “shiner” dangling from a size 2 Aberdeen hook. There’s no doubt that there’s nothing like the allure of a real meal to fish, but many anglers do just as well using soft-plastic imitations. 

     As crappie across the state are hitting their stride, many anglers are relying on the old faithful offering of a fathead minnow or “shiner” dangling from a size 2 Aberdeen hook. There’s no doubt that there’s nothing like the allure of a real meal to fish, but many anglers do just as well using soft-plastic imitations. 

  • Flame on for northern bobwhite habitat

    Flame on for northern bobwhite habitat

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 10:55 AM EDT2018-05-08 14:55:16 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Prescribed fire and bobwhite quail -- one restores a natural process, the other is a natural species. Prescribed fire will take place without quail but quail will not thrive without prescribed fire. 

    Prescribed fire and bobwhite quail -- one restores a natural process, the other is a natural species. Prescribed fire will take place without quail but quail will not thrive without prescribed fire. 

  • ASU Pond Joins Family and Community Fishing Program

    ASU Pond Joins Family and Community Fishing Program

    Thursday, May 10 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-05-10 20:57:10 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The AGFC’s Family and Community Fishing Program has added more access to fishing for northeast Arkansas residents. ASU Pond, south of Centennial Bank Stadium on the campus of Arkansas State University, will be stocked monthly a minimum of eight times a year as part of the program.

    The AGFC’s Family and Community Fishing Program has added more access to fishing for northeast Arkansas residents. ASU Pond, south of Centennial Bank Stadium on the campus of Arkansas State University, will be stocked monthly a minimum of eight times a year as part of the program.

  • Commission tables topic on surface-drive motor restriction

    Commission tables topic on surface-drive motor restriction

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 10:51 AM EDT2018-05-08 14:51:20 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Commissioners heard the first official reading of two waterfowl regulations changes proposed for the 2018-19 season at today’s monthly meeting – neither of which concerned surface-drive motors on wildlife management areas. 

    Commissioners heard the first official reading of two waterfowl regulations changes proposed for the 2018-19 season at today’s monthly meeting – neither of which concerned surface-drive motors on wildlife management areas. 

  • Ramp renovation to temporarily close Bear Creek Lake access

    Ramp renovation to temporarily close Bear Creek Lake access

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 11:57 AM EDT2018-05-08 15:57:41 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Much needed repairs to the boat ramp at Bear Creek Lake in Lee County may put a damper on some fishing plans this spring. Contractors working with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be renovating the boat ramp on the east side of the dam, which will require the ramp to be closed for roughly six weeks.

    Much needed repairs to the boat ramp at Bear Creek Lake in Lee County may put a damper on some fishing plans this spring. Contractors working with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be renovating the boat ramp on the east side of the dam, which will require the ramp to be closed for roughly six weeks.

  • Elk permit application period began May 1

    Elk permit application period began May 1

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 10:46 AM EDT2018-05-08 14:46:53 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    If you want to go after an Arkansas elk, circle May 1 on your calendar. That’s the beginning of the application period for public land permits next fall in the Buffalo River country of northwest Arkansas. Applications are accepted through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s website, www.agfc.com, from 12 a.m. May 1 until 11:59 p.m. June 1. 

    If you want to go after an Arkansas elk, circle May 1 on your calendar. That’s the beginning of the application period for public land permits next fall in the Buffalo River country of northwest Arkansas. Applications are accepted through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s website, www.agfc.com, from 12 a.m. May 1 until 11:59 p.m. June 1. 

  • Arkansas fisheries biologists suggest removing, revising regulations

    Arkansas fisheries biologists suggest removing, revising regulations

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 10:45 AM EDT2018-05-08 14:45:03 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission presented a series of changes to regulations at the Commission’s formal briefing Wednesday, April 27, as part of the annual regulations cycle. 

    Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission presented a series of changes to regulations at the Commission’s formal briefing Wednesday, April 27, as part of the annual regulations cycle. 

  • Beryl Anthony WMA to get a boost

    Beryl Anthony WMA to get a boost

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 2:56 PM EDT2018-04-11 18:56:31 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Hunters in south Arkansas soon will have more than 3,600 new acres of public land to pursue their passion, thanks to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s approval to purchase a large block of land bordering Beryl Anthony Lower Ouachita Wildlife Management Area at its March 22 meeting. 

    Hunters in south Arkansas soon will have more than 3,600 new acres of public land to pursue their passion, thanks to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s approval to purchase a large block of land bordering Beryl Anthony Lower Ouachita Wildlife Management Area at its March 22 meeting. 

  • AGFC to sponsor a 'Kid’s Fishing Derby'

    AGFC to sponsor a 'Kid’s Fishing Derby'

    Monday, May 7 2018 5:42 PM EDT2018-05-07 21:42:48 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a free “Kids Fishing Derby” for youngsters 15 years old and younger, at the Commission’s Jim Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a free “Kids Fishing Derby” for youngsters 15 years old and younger, at the Commission’s Jim Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  

  • Fishing teaches life lessons

    Fishing teaches life lessons

    Thursday, April 26 2018 6:40 PM EDT2018-04-26 22:40:46 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-04-26 22:52:45 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    Students in Brookland Middle School cast a rod to learn a lesson.

    Students in Brookland Middle School cast a rod to learn a lesson.

  • Work begins on new Horseshoe Lake boat ramp

    Work begins on new Horseshoe Lake boat ramp

    Thursday, March 22 2018 2:30 PM EDT2018-03-22 18:30:14 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Anglers in east Arkansas soon will have an improved free launching site on Horseshoe Lake in Crittenden County. The Nancy and Pat Bonds Horseshoe Lake Access on the southwest corner of the lake will be temporarily closed to complete a major renovation.

    Anglers in east Arkansas soon will have an improved free launching site on Horseshoe Lake in Crittenden County. The Nancy and Pat Bonds Horseshoe Lake Access on the southwest corner of the lake will be temporarily closed to complete a major renovation.

  • Decline in hunters could hurt conservation efforts

    Decline in hunters could hurt conservation efforts

    Arkansas’s billion-dollar hunting and fishing industry seem to be on the decline, which could affect conservation efforts across the state.

    Arkansas’s billion-dollar hunting and fishing industry seem to be on the decline, which could affect conservation efforts across the state.

  • Find fish attractors across the state at AGFC.com

    Find fish attractors across the state at AGFC.com

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 11:59 AM EDT2018-05-08 15:59:37 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC

    Anglers looking for a new favorite fishing location can find their way to a good catch with downloadable fish attractor locations at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s website, http://www.agfc.com/fishattractors.

    Anglers looking for a new favorite fishing location can find their way to a good catch with downloadable fish attractor locations at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s website, http://www.agfc.com/fishattractors.

  • 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

  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Events

  • Region 8 Outdoors Links

    Region 8 Outdoors Links

    Region 8 Outdoors Links

  • CATCH OF THE WEEK

  • upload your catch of the week photo »

CURRENT MOON
Powered by Frankly