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CWD-positive deer found in Independence County

Dec. 6, 2019

OIL TROUGH – A new case of chronic wasting disease has been found in Independence County. A hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken east of Oil Trough tested positive for the disease.

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Dec. 4, 2019

This youngster landed a huge hybrid striper Saturday on Norfork Lake. Photo provided by Lou Gabric at Hummingbird Hideaway Resort.

First statewide youth and veterans waterfowl hunt this weekend

Dec. 4, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – This Saturday marks the first time in Arkansas history that members of the armed services and veterans will have a special day in the wetlands chasing ducks and geese. The Special Active Duty Military and Veteran Waterfowl Hunt will take place alongside Arkansas’s Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt Dec. 7, 2019 and Feb. 8, 2020.

Public invited to speak up about Spring River trout fishery

Dec. 4, 2019

MAMMOTH SPRING — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a special public meeting at the Mammoth Spring School Complex from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 16 to gather public input on a trout management plan specific to Spring River. The Complex is at 410 Goldsmith Ave. in Mammoth Spring.

Triple Trophy: deer hunting’s trifecta

Dec. 4, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — With the annual white-tailed deer rut beginning to decline across most of the state, many hunters are beginning to trade in their deer rifles for duck guns, but there’s still plenty of time left to claim a spot in Arkansas’s deer hunting honor roll by completing the Triple Trophy Award.

Spicy venison soup warms winter-chilled bones

Dec. 4, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — It’s not that we dislike chili, tacos and spaghetti, but that seems to be the only thing consistently made with all the ground venison produced when you harvest a white-tailed deer. As much as Taco Tuesday is a staple around many houses, it’s still nice to throw a changeup to your tablefare, and this recipe from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s cookbook fits the bill perfectly.

Christmas Bird Count engages everyone in conservation

Dec. 4, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — The National Audubon Society recently announced the dates for the 120th annual Christmas Bird Count — Dec. 14 through Jan. 5.