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Apply to become an intern for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission this summer

Jan. 28, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is accepting applications for summer internships until Feb. 28, 2020. These internships, funded by sales of the AGFC’s Conservation License Plates, let students gain hands-on training and experience needed to compete for a future career in conservation.

Former Commissioner, Arkansas boat-building legend dies

Jan. 27, 2020

FLIPPIN — Forrest Wood, founder of Ranger Boats and former Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioner, died Saturday at Baxter Regional Medical Center. He was 87. Keith Daffron, Wood’s oldest grandson, posted to social media that “Peacefully, with his family by his side, Forrest L. Wood of Flippin passed away on Jan. 25, 2020 in his 87th year.”

Fish and Wildlife Service asking for public input on cormorant management

Jan. 22, 2020

WASHINGTON - As part of ongoing efforts to address conflicts between double-crested cormorants and wild and stocked fisheries, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking for public input on future management options.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Jan. 22, 2020

Mallard numbers estimated in the midwinter aerial survey by AGFC waterfowl biologists were about half the total number of ducks counted, nearly 700,000. That 50% figure of total ducks is down from the typical average of 70% in the midwinter count in Arkansas.

AGFC holds CWD public meeting in Batesville Jan. 30

Jan. 22, 2020

BATESVILLE — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold a public meeting to discuss the recent discovery of chronic wasting disease in Independence County at the University of Arkansas Community College, Room 902 of the Nursing and Allied Health Building in Batesville at 6 p.m. Jan. 30. The college is at 2005 White Drive.

Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation unveils new Kids Zone at the 30th annual Arkansas Big Buck Classic

Jan. 22, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation will host a free Kids Zone at the 30th annual Arkansas Big Buck Classic Jan. 24-26. The Kids Zone will be housed in the Farm and Ranch Building of the Arkansas State Fairgrounds and will be open during the entire event.

Duck calling champ, former commissioner Pat Peacock dies

Jan. 22, 2020

STUTTGART — Pat Peacock, the first woman to be appointed to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, passed away Friday at the age of 81.