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Alpena’s balanced scoring leads to Senior ANASP title

March 11, 2020

HOT SPRINGS – Alpena High School came into the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament as the top scoring team from February’s Senior Division regional competitions. Alpena’s balanced scoring among team members held up again Saturday, March 7, in winning a state championship by 12 points over Valley Springs High School and 36 other competing teams.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

March 11, 2020

Michael Morris caught this huge blue catfish on Greers Ferry Lake on Feb. 15, the only fish hooked on a 25-hook trotline. A black salty got the cat to bite. The fish first bottomed out on a 50-pound scale so Michael resorted to weigh the person, then the person and fish, on a digital bathroom scale to get the weight: 63 pounds. "My personal best," Morris said. The weekend before that one, Morris says, he caught a 20-pound blue on the same line, same bait and same hook, his first fish of 2020. But following the big catch Feb. 15, he went back the next weekend and only caught a 1.5-pound channel cat. Such is the life of fishing for catfish.

 

 

 

North Arkansas resident honored at 7th annual AGFC Enforcement Awards

March 5, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – An Arkansas resident of Midway, near Mountain Home, was the first civilian honored in the seven years of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Enforcement Awards. The honorees, including 10 AGFC enforcement officers, were feted Tuesday, March 3, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in west Little Rock.

AGFC Commissioner Meeting Notice

March 5, 2020

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 Dr. in Little Rock.

Archery State Tournament set for Friday-Saturday in Hot Springs

March 4, 2020

HOT SPRINGS – Thirty-six teams in each of three divisions – elementary school, middle school and senior – once again converge at Hot Springs’ Bank OZK Arena Friday and Saturday to determine individual and team champions in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

March 4, 2020

Guide Jon Conklin, a regular weekly contributor to the Fishing Report, landed this walleye in the Neills Bluff area of Beaver Lake. It measured 29 inches and 9.75 pounds. He says the walleye bite is starting to turn on with 50-degree water temps. Conklin was using a Smithwick Rogue.

Turn Spring Break into a nature break with the AGFC

March 4, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Spring break is right around the corner. Instead of wasting away the kids’ days off from school, take advantage of the opportunity to plan an outdoor adventure at an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission nature or education center. Nature and education centers across the state will be open with special programs and events March 24-27 to keep families entertained with wholesome outdoors fun.