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Arkansas CWD Management Zone to expand, public meetings scheduled

March 20, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold public meetings in Waldron, Mountain Home and Mountain View in the next few weeks to speak about the need for an expansion of the current Chronic Wasting Disease Management Zone for deer and elk. Recent test results from CWD-positive deer along the outer edge of the zone boundary have caused the AGFC to consider expanding the current CWD Management Zone to include Baxter, Scott and Stone counties.

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

March 20, 2019

Wayne Walker from Springfield, Missouri, and his grandsons Ethan and Dylan display their fine catch on Norfork Lake this past week. Photo provided by Lou Gabric, Hummingbird Hideaway Resort

 

AGFC partners with other agencies to count endangered crayfish

March 20, 2019

MOUNTAIN VIEW — If the heavy rains of recent weeks can abate, researchers including Justin Stroman from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission plan to do some important counting in a cave next week.

Flooding, weather create conditions for another buffalo gnat outbreak in Arkansas

March 20, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – As floodwaters recede in southern and eastern Arkansas, many residents have already reported alarming numbers of buffalo gnats covering mailboxes, harassing pets and livestock, and chasing spring turkey hunters with no head nets out of the bottomland hardwoods. Reports from county extension agents have indicated that buffalo gnats are much worse than normal, rivaling preliminary estimates from last year’s huge outbreak of the insects. 

Fishing tips for the crappie spawn

March 20, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – When spring approaches, a large segment of Arkansas anglers think of crappie. Here are a dozen suggestions from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for improving your crappie catching skills this spring:

Portions of WMAs may be closed later this week

March 18, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Weather permitting, portions of Freddie Black Choctaw Island Wildlife Management Area may be closed to daytime public access on March 21-22. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, in cooperation with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will be conducting aerial operations aimed at reducing feral hog populations on the WMA.

AGFC Commissioner Meeting Notice

March 18, 2019

You are hereby notified that Commissioners of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will meet on the following dates and times to consider any business that may be brought before the Commission. Unless otherwise stated, meetings will be held at the AGFC offices, 2 Natural Resources Drive in Little Rock.