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Get a free sausage biscuit at Hardee’s with your hunting license Nov. 7

Oct. 30, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Hunters headed to deer camp to get things ready for opening weekend of modern gun deer season may want to make a quick pitstop to fuel up at their local star-struck fast-food chain. Every Hardee’s restaurant in Arkansas will give a free sausage biscuit to anyone who shows their valid hunting license to the cashier from 5-11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7. 

Trophy Alligator Gar Permit application period opens Nov. 1

Oct. 30, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Anglers interested in hooking into a trophy of truly epic size can apply for a 2020 Alligator Gar Trophy tag beginning November 1.

Thefts of feral hog trapping equipment may lead to trouble at Fort Chaffee WMA

Oct. 30, 2019

FT. SMITH — Many hunters have walked out of the woods angry after discovering the theft of a game camera set on their land. A current camera theft problem on Fort Chaffee Maneuver Training Center may have much further-reaching implications than hard feelings, however. The Army National Guard Installation and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are asking for any help the public can offer in locating game cameras intended to help remove feral hogs on the property.

Disabled veterans enjoy deer hunt weekend in southeast Arkansas

Oct. 30, 2019

ARKANSAS CITY – For the third straight year, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the national organization Freedom Defender Outdoors were able to provide a special weekend of modern gun deer hunting and bonding for disabled veterans. Five veterans were invited to a permit deer hunt at the Freddie Black Choctaw Island Wildlife Management Area West Unit the weekend of Oct. 25-27.

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Oct. 30, 2019

The bigt crappie have been biting well, as Joe Cebula of Olathe, Kansas, and Bart Smith of Marion, Indiana, discovered on a trip last week to Norfork Lake. Also, the lake has turned over, meaning better fishing overall is ahead in the coming weeks.

 

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Public meeting on Lake Poinsett renovation, Nov. 12

Oct. 24, 2019

HARRISBURG — Fisheries biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold a public meeting at Calvary Baptist Church at 6 p.m., Nov. 12, to discuss the progress of the ongoing renovation of Lake Poinsett. The church is at 503 S. Illinois Ave. in Harrisburg.
 

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Oct. 23, 2019

Lou Gabric, who runs Hummingbird Hideaway Resort on Norfork Lake, has been finding the stripers.