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AGFC sets 2014-15 deer seasons

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The AGFC set the state's deer hunting ... with modern gun deer season opening Nov. 8, archery season opening Sept. 27, and muzzleloader season opening Oct. 18.

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  • Rotary clubs prepping for Paws for a Cause

    Rotary clubs prepping for Paws for a Cause

    Monday, April 14 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-14 17:34:03 GMT
    PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - The Rotary Club of Paragould hosted the first of two pre-registration events Saturday afternoon in preparation for its second annual Paws for a Cause Dog Show. The event was held
    The event was held at Veterinary Healthcare Clinic so owners could register their dogs for a new category in the show, Most Photogenic.
  • Tagged catfish are being stocked around the state

    Tagged catfish are being stocked around the state

    Monday, April 14 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-04-14 16:31:38 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's Family and Community Fishing Program is continuing their efforts to get
    The AGFC's "Family and Community Fishing Program" is continuing their efforts to get families involved in fishing with a tagged catfish campaign.
  • Quail habitat seminar planned at Mountain Home

    Quail habitat seminar planned at Mountain Home

    Monday, April 14 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-04-14 16:27:37 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC
    MOUNTAIN HOME (AGFC) – A three-hour seminar on quail habitat management will be given Tuesday, April 15, at Arkansas State University's
    A three-hour seminar on quail habitat management will be given Tuesday, April 15, at Arkansas State University's Mountain Home campus.
  • Girl gets $20K for diamond found in Arkansas park

    Girl gets $20K for diamond found in Arkansas park

    Friday, April 11 2014 7:50 AM EDT2014-04-11 11:50:21 GMT
    An Oklahoma City girl has sold a 3.85-carat diamond she found at an Arkansas park for $20,000.
    An Oklahoma City girl has sold a 3.85-carat diamond she found at an Arkansas park for $20,000.
  • Blanchard Springs Caverns bat tests positive

    Blanchard Springs Caverns bat tests positive

    Friday, March 28 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-03-28 18:36:22 GMT
    Source: USFWS - AGFCSource: USFWS - AGFC
    MOUNTAIN VIEW (AGFC)  – A bat found dead outside an entrance to Blanchard Springs Caverns has tested positive for white-nose syndrome,
    A bat found dead outside an entrance to Blanchard Springs Caverns has tested positive for white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease deadly to bats.
  • Tips to curb rising costs of boat fuel

    Tips to curb rising costs of boat fuel

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-03-25 15:45:31 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC
    LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – Just like fuel for your car, pickup or motor home, boat fuel costs are climbing. Some adjustments in habits and
    Just like fuel for your car, pickup or motor home, boat fuel costs are climbing. Some adjustments in habits and maintenance measures can help offset these increased costs.
  • Arkansas environmental agency fires inspector

    Arkansas environmental agency fires inspector

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-03-18 14:25:58 GMT
    The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality says it's fired a landfill inspector after it was revealed that he frequently hunted on a 700-acre landfill tract in north Baxter County.
    The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality says it's fired a landfill inspector after it was revealed that he frequently hunted on a 700-acre landfill tract in north Baxter County.
  • No new chronic wasting cases found in MO deer

    No new chronic wasting cases found in MO deer

    Thursday, March 13 2014 7:10 AM EDT2014-03-13 11:10:38 GMT
    Missouri conservation officials say tests of deer from the fall hunting season have indicated no new cases of chronic wasting disease in free-ranging deer.
    Missouri conservation officials say tests of deer from the fall hunting season have indicated no new cases of chronic wasting disease in free-ranging deer.
  • Ah, spring . . . and a snakebite alert

    Ah, spring . . . and a snakebite alert

    As temperatures rise and spring rains fall, snakes in the U.S. Southwest -- including venomous snakes -- leave their winter hideouts and become more active.
    As temperatures rise and spring rains fall, snakes in the U.S. Southwest -- including venomous snakes -- leave their winter hideouts and become more active.
  • Volunteer drive for Bull Shoals-White River State Park

    Volunteer drive for Bull Shoals-White River State Park

    Thursday, February 27 2014 1:06 PM EST2014-02-27 18:06:37 GMT
    Source: Arkansas State ParksSource: Arkansas State Parks
    The Bull Shoals-White River State Park Volunteer Group is seeking new members. If you would like to share your love of the Ozark's history, culture, and natural resources with others consider becoming
    The Bull Shoals-White River State Park Volunteer Group is seeking new members.  Opportunities include lake cruise captains, first mates, powerhouse tour guides, and educational & recreational programming assistants.
  • Controlled burns aid wildlife management

    Controlled burns aid wildlife management

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 6:25 PM EST2014-02-26 23:25:52 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC
    Why do we burn? The role of prescribed fire in wildlife management   (AGFC) - Fire has been a dominant force in nature for eons,
    Fire has been a dominant force in nature for eons.  In Arkansas, our native upland plant communities are adapted to periodic fire after centuries of fires caused by lightning strikes and Native Americans.
  • AGFC begins potential land purchase process

    AGFC begins potential land purchase process

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 6:11 PM EST2014-02-26 23:11:09 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC
    LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – During a recent monthly meeting, Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission approved the first step in the potential development of an education and recreation area
    During a recent monthly meeting, Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission approved the first step in the potential development of an education and recreation area near Jasper.
  • Arkansas WMA hunt permits

    Arkansas WMA hunt permits

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 6:02 PM EST2014-02-26 23:02:02 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: 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
    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.
  • Lodge at Casscoe on AR Register of Historic Places

    Lodge at Casscoe on AR Register of Historic Places

    Monday, April 14 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-04-14 16:24:10 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC
    CASSCOE (AGFC) – The historic Lion Oil Company duck hunting lodge located on the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation's property at Cook's
    The historic Lion Oil Company duck hunting lodge at Cook's Lake near Casscoe has been included in this year's selection of properties for the state register of historic places.
  • Art contest promotes Endangered Species Day

    Art contest promotes Endangered Species Day

    Thursday, March 13 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-03-13 18:02:19 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC
    CONWAY (AGFC) – This year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will observe Endangered Species Day on May 16. Each spring, Endangered
    This year, the USFWS will observe Endangered Species Day on May 16.  Endangered Species Day provides opportunities to celebrate the state's heritage of fish, wildlife and plants and the ecosystems on which they depend.
  • Federal, state officers crack down on deer importing

    Federal, state officers crack down on deer importing

    Thursday, February 20 2014 1:51 PM EST2014-02-20 18:51:55 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC
    LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission reminds state residents that importing deer violates both state and federal
    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission reminds state residents that importing deer violates both state and federal regulations, and severe penalties can be assessed.
  • New fishing regulations go into effect

    New fishing regulations go into effect

    Monday, April 14 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-04-14 18:14:50 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – With the arrival of a new year, several changes in Arkansas sport fishing regulations have gone into effect.   Most
    With the arrival of a new year, several changes in Arkansas sport fishing regulations have gone into effect.
  • Dam - 3 restoration on Spring River underway

    Dam - 3 restoration on Spring River underway

    Friday, March 28 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-03-28 18:29:09 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC
    MAMMOTH SPRING (AGFC) – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is working with private contractors to renovate and restore Dam No. 3
    The AGFC is working with private contractors to renovate and restore Dam No. 3 on the Spring River near Mammoth Spring. Work began March 24, and will continue through September 2014.
  • NRCS and Forest Service partner to restore forest health

    NRCS and Forest Service partner to restore forest health

    Thursday, March 13 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-03-13 17:58:48 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC
    LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – The Natural Resources Conservation Service and United States Forest Service recently announced a multi-year partnership
    The Natural Resources Conservation Service and United States Forest Service recently announced a multi-year partnership to improve the health and resiliency of forest ecosystems across the nation.
  • $6,500 reward in shooting of alligators in SW AR

    $6,500 reward in shooting of alligators in SW AR

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-09 17:34:57 GMT
    State and federal agencies are offering a $6,500 reward for information leading to those who shot and killed two alligators in the Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Arkansas.
    State and federal agencies are offering a $6,500 reward for information leading to those who shot and killed two alligators in the Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Arkansas.
  • Minor change for Lake Conway water level

    Minor change for Lake Conway water level

    Friday, March 28 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-03-28 18:33:04 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC
    CONWAY (AGFC) – Several dozen persons listened to a planned change in Lake Conway's water level management recently, asked some questions
    Several dozen persons listened to a planned change in Lake Conway's water level management recently, asked some questions and did not raise objections.
  • Fresh line increases odds for bragging type catches

    Fresh line increases odds for bragging type catches

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 6:28 PM EST2014-02-26 23:28:40 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC
    LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – With spring fishing close at hand, Arkansas anglers can improve their chances at good catches rather simply –
    With spring fishing close at hand, Arkansas anglers can improve their chances at good catches rather simply – look at their line.
  • A Missouri refuge set aside for disabled veterans

    A Missouri refuge set aside for disabled veterans

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-04-01 15:39:30 GMT
    A 125-acre tract of land in southeast Missouri is set aside as a haven in the wilderness for a very specific group - disabled veterans.
    A 125-acre tract of land in southeast Missouri is set aside as a haven in the wilderness for a very specific group - disabled veterans.
  • Check water temperature for spring fishing success

    Check water temperature for spring fishing success

    Monday, April 14 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-04-14 18:15:46 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – With all of the snow, sleet and cold weather Arkansas has received this winter, you might not realize that fishing
    With all of the snow, sleet and cold weather Arkansas has received this winter, you might not realize that fishing action is heating up.  But the water may not be warming nearly as rapidly as the air around the anglers.
  • Ants emerging after long winter

    Ants emerging after long winter

    Friday, April 4 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-04-05 03:09:24 GMT
    BAY, AR (KAIT) -  Copyright 2014 KAIT. All rights reserved.
    The time of year has come again where ants come from underground and make their way inside homes
  • AGFC Wildlife Officers discover cockfighting ring

    AGFC Wildlife Officers discover cockfighting ring

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 7:31 AM EST2014-03-04 12:31:57 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC
    AGFC wildlife officers uncover Desha County cockfighting ring KELSO – Wildlife officers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission arrested 29 people on Sunday after discovering a cockfighting ring in
    AGFC wildlife officers uncover Desha County cockfighting ring.  AGFC Wildlife officers arrested 29 people on Sunday (3/2) after discovering a cockfighting ring in Desha County.
  • Men rescue huge alligator snapping turtle that was stuck in drainage culvert

    Men rescue huge alligator snapping turtle that was stuck in drainage culvert

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-04-09 11:38:01 GMT
    This "monster" was found in a drainage culvert Monday. The huge alligator snapping turtle was found on Hoo Shoo Too Road in Baton Rouge. A news crew is headed to talk to the finders, so check back later
    A wrestling match pitting a courageous man against one monster of a turtle unfolded in a drainage canal, but it was for the animal's well-being.
  • No chronic wasting disease found in Arkansas deer

    No chronic wasting disease found in Arkansas deer

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-03-25 15:34:29 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC
    LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – None of the dreaded chronic wasting disease has been found in Arkansas's deer herd.   That's the bottom line
    None of the dreaded chronic wasting disease has been found in Arkansas's deer herd.  That's the bottom line of a report from the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory which did extensive analyses for the AGFC.
  • Registration began April 1 for urban archery permits

    Registration began April 1 for urban archery permits

    Monday, April 14 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-04-14 17:23:45 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC
    LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – The first step in a unique but demanding form of Arkansas hunting – urban deer hunts – opens April 1. Potential
    The first step in a unique but demanding form of Arkansas hunting – urban deer hunts – opens April 1. Potential hunters can register online.
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