LITTLE ROCK, Ar (AGFC) - Want to learn how to hunt deer in Arkansas? The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be hosting several deer hunting seminars across the state in preparation for one of Arkansas's most popular hunting seasons.
The clinics will help avid hunters and those new to the sport pick up a few pointers for the upcoming season. AGFC wildlife biologists will be on hand to answer questions.
Topics scheduled for seminars include:
- History of deer in Arkansas
- Regulation changes for the upcoming season
- Best places in Arkansas to go deer hunting
- 2009-2010 deer season forecast
- How to age deer
- Deer antler scoring
- Food plots
- Deer management
- Preseason preparation
- Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry
- Deer hunting safety
All seminars will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the following locations:
Aug. 24..... AGFC Central Office building in Little Rock
Aug. 27..... Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center in Jonesboro
Sept. 1...... Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center in Fort Smith
Sept. 3...... Gov. Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center in Pine Bluff
Sept. 8...... Fair Park Community Center in Hope
For more information call (800) 364- 4263 or visit www.agfc.com for details.
The meetings will be held Aug. 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be 11 public meetings held around the state that will give turkey hunters their chance to have a voice in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's annual regulations process.
To find out more about the AGFC's proposals for the 2010 spring turkey hunting season, go to www.agfc.com, then attend one of the public meetings. If you're not able to attend one of these meetings, comment online or by phone at (800) 364-GAME (4263). You may also mail your comments to AGFC, Attn: Spring Turkey Regulations, 2 Natural Resources Dr., Little Rock, AR 72205. Your comments must reach the AGFC by Sept. 30.
While you're commenting on the proposals, take a moment and sign up for the Conservation for Arkansas Network. CAN is a database of anglers, hunters and conservationists who care about Arkansas's outdoors. Give us your email address and interests in the outdoors, and we will send direct emails about what's important to you. You'll be among the first people to know about the latest public meetings, possible regulations changes, hunting permit applications and special events held by the AGFC. Just visit the Conservation for Arkansas Network link at www.agfc.com/wildlife-conservation/can.aspx and follow the online instructions. Your voice matters; make sure we hear it.
Turkey meeting locations:
Little Rock-AGFC Central Office
2 Natural Resources Drive
Hope-AGFC Regional Office
7004 Hwy. 67 East
Russellville-AGFC Regional Office
1266 Lock and Dam Road
Calico Rock-AGFC Regional Office
Hwy 56 North
Fort Smith-Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center
8300 Wells Lake Road
Mount Ida-Montgomery County Courthouse Courtroom
105 Hwy. 270
Monticello-AGFC Regional Office
771 Jordan Drive
Brinkley-AGFC Regional Office
1201 North Hwy 49
Jonesboro-Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center
600 East Lawson
Camden-AGFC Regional Office
500 Ben Lane