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Storm damage becomes prime habitat for Norfork Lake

Feb. 5, 2020

MOUNTAIN HOME — More than 40 mature trees that fell victim to a freak windstorm in January now have a second life, providing cover for crappie, bass and other fish, thanks to the efforts of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a volunteer student from Calico Rock High School.

Commission visiting Hope in March for next public comment workshop

Feb. 3, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a special open forum for the public at the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana campus on March 18. The forum will begin at 6 p.m. in Hempstead Hall, 500 S. Main St., in Hope.

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Jan. 29, 2020

Cold temps and high water aren't keeping all the anglers off water; trout is there to be caught on the Spring River, but bundle up. Bill Fidler of Memphis did just that as he caught a Spring River trout. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.

Drop a Line on Trout Day in Arkansas

Jan. 29, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Now’s the time to grab your fishing gear and take advantage of trout fishing in Arkansas.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Jan. 29, 2020

More habitat thanks to heavy rainfall in mid-January may have pushed more mallards northward into the Black River/Upper White River area in the latest AGFC aerial waterfowl survey.

AGFC dragging out the trash at Keeland Lake

Jan. 28, 2020

OLA — More than a dozen men from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Yell County Road Department have been hard at work picking up the pieces from decades of trash left at Keeland Lake in Yell County.

Continued angler involvement helps shape management plan for DeGray Lake

Jan. 28, 2020

BISMARK — Thanks to the input of Arkansas anglers who participated in public workshops last year as well as the results of a tremendous amount of data collection on the fish populations, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission recently developed its 2019 Fishery Management Plan for DeGray Lake. The plan will help guide management decisions about the fishery in the lake during the next 5 years.