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  • Poinsett Lake Drawdown

    Poinsett Lake Drawdown

    Monday, September 25 2017 3:20 PM EDT2017-09-25 19:20:18 GMT
    (Source: Ronnie Weston)(Source: Ronnie Weston)

    Sunday September 24, I made my weekly trek to see the progress in drawing down Lake Poinsett.  At the levee end access, the edge of the lake is so muddy that the AGFC has placed a sign to stop vehicles from driving down to the edge of the water.

    Sunday September 24, I made my weekly trek to see the progress in drawing down Lake Poinsett.  At the levee end access, the edge of the lake is so muddy that the AGFC has placed a sign to stop vehicles from driving down to the edge of the water.

  • Secretary Zinke Declares October National Hunting and Fishing Month

    Secretary Zinke Declares October National Hunting and Fishing Month

    Thursday, September 21 2017 1:36 PM EDT2017-09-21 17:36:37 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Just days before National Hunting and Fishing Day – which is held on September 23rd every year - U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke declared October will officially be recognized as National Hunting and Fishing Month at the Department. 

    Just days before National Hunting and Fishing Day – which is held on September 23rd every year - U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke declared October will officially be recognized as National Hunting and Fishing Month at the Department. 

  • Leftover WMA permits available online Sept. 26

    Leftover WMA permits available online Sept. 26

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:15 AM EDT2017-09-21 15:15:13 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC

     The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has many WMA draw hunt permits that were not drawn during the regular drawing period that will be available in a first-come, first-served online sale beginning at 8 a.m., Sept. 26. 

     The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has many WMA draw hunt permits that were not drawn during the regular drawing period that will be available in a first-come, first-served online sale beginning at 8 a.m., Sept. 26. 

  • 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. 

  • Norfork and Bull Shoals tailwater workshop notes available online

    Norfork and Bull Shoals tailwater workshop notes available online

    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:14 AM EDT2017-09-21 14:14:13 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Many proposed changes to fishing regulations on the White River and North Fork River below Bull Shoals and Norfork Dams may be pushed forward for public review in the next month.

    Many proposed changes to fishing regulations on the White River and North Fork River below Bull Shoals and Norfork Dams may be pushed forward for public review in the next month.

  • Gov. Hutchinson proclaims Sept. 23 National Hunting and Fishing Day in Arkansas

    Gov. Hutchinson proclaims Sept. 23 National Hunting and Fishing Day in Arkansas

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:02 PM EDT2017-09-20 21:02:50 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a special proclamation recognizing Sept. 23, 2017 as National Hunting and Fishing Day in Arkansas in a special announcement at the Governor’s Conference Room of the state capitol. 

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a special proclamation recognizing Sept. 23, 2017 as National Hunting and Fishing Day in Arkansas in a special announcement at the Governor’s Conference Room of the state capitol. 

  • AGFC Event Calendar

    AGFC Event Calendar

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:12 AM EDT2017-09-21 15:12:56 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    AGFC Event Calendar

    AGFC Event Calendar

  • 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. 

  • CWD meetings seeking public input

    CWD meetings seeking public input

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 2:32 PM EDT2017-08-16 18:32:28 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Although chronic wasting disease has not been found in Van Buren County, it’s close. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wants to give the public an opportunity to learn more about the disease at a public meeting in Clinton. 

    Although chronic wasting disease has not been found in Van Buren County, it’s close. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wants to give the public an opportunity to learn more about the disease at a public meeting in Clinton. 

  • 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.

  • AGFC wildlife officers answer the call from Texas

    AGFC wildlife officers answer the call from Texas

    Friday, September 15 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-09-15 22:44:48 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers have answered the call for help from Texas. Twenty-eight AGFC wildlife officers are on their way to southeast Texas to assist in hurricane search and rescue efforts as a result of Hurricane Harvey. 

    Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers have answered the call for help from Texas. Twenty-eight AGFC wildlife officers are on their way to southeast Texas to assist in hurricane search and rescue efforts as a result of Hurricane Harvey. 

  • AGFC Wildlife Officers to help in Florida

    AGFC Wildlife Officers to help in Florida

    Friday, September 15 2017 6:40 PM EDT2017-09-15 22:40:21 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    For the second time in as many weeks, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers have been asked to help with hurricane search and rescue. Later today, 28 AGFC wildlife officers will head to Florida to assist the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Irma.

    For the second time in as many weeks, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers have been asked to help with hurricane search and rescue. Later today, 28 AGFC wildlife officers will head to Florida to assist the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Irma.

  • Secretary Zinke signs Secretarial Order to Support Sportsmen & Enhance Wildlife Conservation

    Secretary Zinke signs Secretarial Order to Support Sportsmen & Enhance Wildlife Conservation

    Friday, September 15 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-09-15 16:48:00 GMT
    Source: USODISource: USODI

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed Secretarial Order 3356, which will support and expand hunting and fishing, enhance conservation stewardship, improve wildlife management, and increase outdoor recreation opportunities for all Americans. 

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed Secretarial Order 3356, which will support and expand hunting and fishing, enhance conservation stewardship, improve wildlife management, and increase outdoor recreation opportunities for all Americans. 

  • Great Arkansas Cleanup at Crowley’s Ridge State Park

    Great Arkansas Cleanup at Crowley’s Ridge State Park

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 3:13 PM EDT2017-08-08 19:13:50 GMT
    (Source: AR Dept. Parks & Tourism)(Source: AR Dept. Parks & Tourism)

    Have you thought about volunteering? Have you wanted to make a difference in your community but don’t know where to start? Crowley’s Ridge State Park is the perfect place to begin this journey. 

    Have you thought about volunteering? Have you wanted to make a difference in your community but don’t know where to start? Crowley’s Ridge State Park is the perfect place to begin this journey. 

  • Shooting sports complex in final planning stage

    Shooting sports complex in final planning stage

    Thursday, September 14 2017 11:18 PM EDT2017-09-15 03:18:09 GMT
    Thursday, September 14 2017 11:26 PM EDT2017-09-15 03:26:20 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Jonesboro city leaders have discussed the possibility to have a Shooting Sports Complex for years and now, they are moving forward.

    Jonesboro city leaders have discussed the possibility to have a Shooting Sports Complex for years and now, they are moving forward.

  • Mayflower firing range reopened Sept. 8

    Mayflower firing range reopened Sept. 8

    Thursday, September 14 2017 6:06 PM EDT2017-09-14 22:06:50 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    After extensive renovations and an expansion to the range house, the Dr. James E. Moore Jr. Camp Robinson Firing Range near Mayflower will reopen to the public, Sept. 8, and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is celebrating the reopening with a special treat for anyone who wants to shoot. 

    After extensive renovations and an expansion to the range house, the Dr. James E. Moore Jr. Camp Robinson Firing Range near Mayflower will reopen to the public, Sept. 8, and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is celebrating the reopening with a special treat for anyone who wants to shoot. 

  • Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day with the AGFC

    Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day with the AGFC

    Thursday, September 14 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-09-14 22:04:20 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC

    Sept. 23 marks National Hunting and Fishing Day, a special day to recognize hunters and anglers for their leadership in conserving America’s wildlife and wild places. Join the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission as we celebrate the true heroes of North America’s conservation story.

    Sept. 23 marks National Hunting and Fishing Day, a special day to recognize hunters and anglers for their leadership in conserving America’s wildlife and wild places. Join the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission as we celebrate the true heroes of North America’s conservation story.

  • 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. 

  • Arkansas Hunters feed the hungry

    Arkansas Hunters feed the hungry

    Thursday, September 14 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-09-14 21:56:32 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Make room in your freezer for deer season and help beat hunger in Arkansas LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry will hold a special “freezer cleanout day” at the Bass Pro Shops in Little Rock, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 16. 

    Make room in your freezer for deer season and help beat hunger in Arkansas LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry will hold a special “freezer cleanout day” at the Bass Pro Shops in Little Rock, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 16. 

  • Exotic cats found in Poinsett County facility

    Exotic cats found in Poinsett County facility

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-09-12 15:54:44 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    AGFC wildlife officers discovered seven tigers, six lions and one leopard in cages when they responded to a call for assistance from the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office at 11 p.m. Saturday. 

    AGFC wildlife officers discovered seven tigers, six lions and one leopard in cages when they responded to a call for assistance from the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office at 11 p.m. Saturday. 

  • 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.   

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • World Champion Squirrel Cook Off Sept. 16

    World Champion Squirrel Cook Off Sept. 16

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-08-30 22:52:10 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Bentonville’s annual World Champion Squirrel Cook Off draws press from across the country but it’s no gimmick. Gumbo, tamales, pizza, sushi, empanadas, tacos, burgers and other delicious dishes get the “limb chicken” treatment. 

    Bentonville’s annual World Champion Squirrel Cook Off draws press from across the country but it’s no gimmick. Gumbo, tamales, pizza, sushi, empanadas, tacos, burgers and other delicious dishes get the “limb chicken” treatment. 

  • 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.

  • Beginners Hunt Club

    Beginners Hunt Club

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 5:04 PM EDT2017-08-23 21:04:41 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is accepting applications from anyone wanting to learn more about hunting and the outdoors to participate in a special hands-on learning experience called the “Beginners Hunt Club.”  

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is accepting applications from anyone wanting to learn more about hunting and the outdoors to participate in a special hands-on learning experience called the “Beginners Hunt Club.”  

  • 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? 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • Little Red River enjoys bonus brook trout

    Little Red River enjoys bonus brook trout

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 2:41 PM EDT2017-08-16 18:41:57 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The Little Red River below Greers Ferry recently saw a few extra brook trout in August. Hatchery staff released 860, 9-inch brook trout into the Greers Ferry Tailwater, which were left over after stockings were completed for the Bull Shoals and Norfork tailwaters.

    The Little Red River below Greers Ferry recently saw a few extra brook trout in August. Hatchery staff released 860, 9-inch brook trout into the Greers Ferry Tailwater, which were left over after stockings were completed for the Bull Shoals and Norfork tailwaters.

  • 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 Outdoor Hall of Fame Banquet

    Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame Banquet

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 2:49 PM EDT2017-08-16 18:49:50 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation welcomed three new names to the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame at this year’s annual banquet, at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. 

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation welcomed three new names to the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame at this year’s annual banquet, at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. 

  • AGFC vehicles and surplus inventory auctioned on line

    AGFC vehicles and surplus inventory auctioned on line

    Friday, August 11 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-08-11 20:15:48 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission currently has many used vehicles and items available at govdeals.com. As part of its ongoing effort to remove outdated equipment, the agency has developed a new model to remove inventory that has outlived its expected useful lifespan by using the online auction site. 

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission currently has many used vehicles and items available at govdeals.com. As part of its ongoing effort to remove outdated equipment, the agency has developed a new model to remove inventory that has outlived its expected useful lifespan by using the online auction site. 

  • Water control on greentree reservoirs

    Water control on greentree reservoirs

    Friday, August 11 2017 4:02 PM EDT2017-08-11 20:02:42 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have developed later target dates for managing water control infrastructure on greentree reservoirs the AGFC manages. Operation of water control structures will not begin on most areas until Nov. 15, 2017.

    Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have developed later target dates for managing water control infrastructure on greentree reservoirs the AGFC manages. Operation of water control structures will not begin on most areas until Nov. 15, 2017.

  • Catch of the Week - 7/5

    Catch of the Week - 7/5

  • 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

  • Catch of the Week - June 21

    Catch of the Week - June 21

  • Arkansas Deer Hunt Permits Drawn

    Arkansas Deer Hunt Permits Drawn

    Friday, August 4 2017 4:35 PM EDT2017-08-04 20:35:05 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has completed the much-anticipated drawing for permits to hunt white-tailed deer on some of the most popular wildlife management areas in the state.  E-mail notifications have been sent.

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has completed the much-anticipated drawing for permits to hunt white-tailed deer on some of the most popular wildlife management areas in the state.  E-mail notifications have been sent.

  • Sugarloaf Lake set for fall drawdown

    Sugarloaf Lake set for fall drawdown

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 4:41 PM EDT2017-08-02 20:41:27 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will lower the water level of Sugarloaf Lake following the Labor Day Holiday (Sept. 5, 2017). The drawdown will lower the lake’s water level by 3 to 5 feet and should last until mid-winter.

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will lower the water level of Sugarloaf Lake following the Labor Day Holiday (Sept. 5, 2017). The drawdown will lower the lake’s water level by 3 to 5 feet and should last until mid-winter.

  • Arkansas alligator permit draw complete

    Arkansas alligator permit draw complete

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 4:39 PM EDT2017-08-02 20:39:49 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Thousands of Arkansans have been waiting on pins and needles for the last few weeks to find out if they were one of the lucky few who drew a chance at harvesting an alligator in Arkansas this year. 

    Thousands of Arkansans have been waiting on pins and needles for the last few weeks to find out if they were one of the lucky few who drew a chance at harvesting an alligator in Arkansas this year. 

  • Free permit needed for wildlife management areas

    Free permit needed for wildlife management areas

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 4:25 PM EDT2017-08-02 20:25:09 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wants to get to know you better, especially if you enjoy one of the many wildlife management areas around the state. People who hunt, trap, fish or boat on WMAs are now required to obtain a free General Use WMA Permit .

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wants to get to know you better, especially if you enjoy one of the many wildlife management areas around the state. People who hunt, trap, fish or boat on WMAs are now required to obtain a free General Use WMA Permit .

  • Online test available for Boating Education

    Online test available for Boating Education

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 3:53 PM EDT2017-08-02 19:53:27 GMT
    Source: USACESource: USACE
    LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – Boaters looking for a Boating Education course near them now have the option to take the complete course and test online, from the comfort of their own home. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has offered an online course option for many years, but participants were required to print a certificate at home and go to a testing site near them to complete their test. Thanks to recent legislation, the requirement of a proctored, in-person exam has been lifted...
    LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – Boaters looking for a Boating Education course near them now have the option to take the complete course and test online, from the comfort of their own home. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has offered an online course option for many years, but participants were required to print a certificate at home and go to a testing site near them to complete their test. Thanks to recent legislation, the requirement of a proctored, in-person exam has been lifted...
  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Events

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

    Applications to Become an Outdoors-Woman opened online June 5

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 4:42 PM EDT2017-08-02 20:42:51 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.

  • Region 8 Outdoors Links

    Region 8 Outdoors Links

    Region 8 Outdoors Links

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