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Commission approves discounted licenses for disabled veterans, proposes relaxed seasons on predator species

June 21, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission voted unanimously to create a new Disabled Veteran Lifetime Combination License that would be available at a reduced rate for resident military veterans meeting certain criteria during today’s regularly scheduled meeting.

Arkansas elk permits to be drawn at Buffalo River Elk Festival

June 19, 2019

JASPER – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will draw 29 permits for the opportunity to hunt elk on public land at the 22nd Annual Buffalo River Elk Festival June 28-29.

AGFC takes family fun to Springdale June 22

June 19, 2019

SPRINGDALE – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program will bring the fish and the fun for all ages to Murphy Park from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 22.

Reusable plastic card adds options for hunting and fishing license holders

June 19, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas hunters and anglers now have the option of carrying proof of their hunting and fishing license purchase on a special weather-resistant card, offered through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s licensing system. The new plastic card license is available at and is reusable each year. 

Public meetings scheduled for DeGray Lake Fisheries Management Plan

June 17, 2019

ARKADELPHIA — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is hosting two public meetings to gather fishing-related public input on DeGray Lake. The meetings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., June 20 and 27 at the Arkadelphia Parks and Recreation Department at 2555 Twin Rivers Drive in Arkadelphia. 

Alligator hunt permit applications accepted June 15-30

June 14, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Applications for the 2019 Arkansas alligator season will be available at from 8 a.m., June 15 through midnight, June 30.

Free workshop offers stepping stones to become an outdoor communicator

June 12, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — The Outdoor Writers Association of America will kick off its 92nd annual conference in Little Rock by offering a free, half-day workshop titled “Becoming an Outdoors Communicator,” from 2-5 p.m., Friday, June 21, at the Robinson Center/DoubleTree by Hilton.