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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

April 1, 2020

John Volpe with a 5-pound bass he caught on a rubber worm at a private pond in Pulaski County. Photo provided by Joe Volpe.

AGFC opens virtual nature center

April 1, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission nature and education centers may have had to shut their doors to the public because of the coronavirus, but that doesn’t mean our educators can’t continue introducing families to the outdoors. Thanks to collaboration between nature centers, regional educators, program coordinators and other AGFC staff, a virtual nature center is open at www.agfcnaturecenter.com to keep the conservation message alive.

Top prospects for turkeys

April 1, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — With turkey season only weeks away, many hunters are already getting antsy to scout some new territory for the season. This year also may be the year many new hunters decide to take to the turkey woods for a healthy alternative to cabin fever. Here are a few top prospects for hunters to scout before the youth turkey hunt April 11-12 and opening day on April 13.

Lake Bentonville gets a major makeover with Osage Park plans

April 1, 2020

BENTONVILLE – Anglers and paddlers residing in or visiting Northwest Arkansas will soon find a much larger Lake Bentonville.

Drumming up spring fishing excitement

April 1, 2020

JONESBORO — Many spring anglers turn their thoughts to a wonderful silver-hued fish, the crappie. Another silver fish is readily available to anglers throughout The Natural State and provides a great angling opportunity. Freshwater drum often is overlooked by anglers, despite its hard fight, potential to reach large sizes and fine table quality.

AGFC offices, nature centers, ranges closed to the public until further notice

March 27, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — With coronavirus affecting many businesses in the state, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will extend the temporary closure of AGFC offices, nature and education centers and shooting ranges until further notice.

Comment on proposed changes to Arkansas hunting, wildlife regulations by April 15

March 26, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Although the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and measures to combat it have changed the way the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has had to meet, conservation carries on. With the absence of a March meeting and an online-only meeting anticipated in April, AGFC staff have moved forward with a public comment survey to gather public input on changes needed for the 2020-21 hunting season.