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Decreased participation in hunting, angling hurts conservation of all Arkansas species

Feb. 13, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Although most Arkansans hold “The Natural State” motto near and dear to their hearts, a continued decline in hunting and angling has Commissioners and staff at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission concerned that the funding for natural resource management is in jeopardy.

Arkansas Turkey Stamp promotes habitat conservation and awareness

Feb. 12, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The inaugural Arkansas Turkey Stamp is now available to order through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s online licensing system at www.agfc.com. Conservation-minded individuals may also order the stamp at any license dealer, regional office or AGFC nature center. The stamp is not required to hunt turkeys in the state of Arkansas, but was created to give conservationists and turkey enthusiasts a way to help support conservation efforts for the species.

High scores highlight archery regional tournaments

Feb. 12, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Impressive team and individual scores highlighted a Saturday of statewide regional competition of the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program, sponsored by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

AGFC fishing reports hook up anglers with the details

Feb. 12, 2020

LITTLE ROCK ‑ Anglers looking to find the latest information on their local lakes and rivers need look no further than the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s website. The AGFC’s fishing report has been a staple in many newspapers and magazines for decades, helping people connect with their targets. It’s also available digitally through the AGFC’s website, email newsletters and social media channels.

Final winter trout stockings, last chance to hook a prize

Feb. 12, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program will conclude its final trout stockings for the 2019-20 winter stocking season this week at ponds throughout Arkansas. This is the last chance to hook into a specially tagged prize-winning rainbow trout before the water warms too much to support these cold-water fish.

Big Lake WMA, St. Francis Sunken Lands WMA and Big Lake NWR closed Feb. 10-14

Feb. 6, 2020

JONESBORO – Big Lake Wildlife Management Area, St. Francis Sunken Lands Wildlife Management Area and Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge will be closed to daytime public access Feb. 10-14. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, in cooperation with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Missouri Department of Conservation, will be conducting aerial operations aimed at reducing feral hog populations on the areas. The flights will be dependent on the weather.

Triple Trophy Award available to deer hunters

Feb. 5, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – The 2019-20 Arkansas deer seasons are winding to a close, and only a few stalwart archers are still looking for a last-minute harvest before their Feb. 29 deadline. But there’s plenty of time for successful hunters to submit an application for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Triple Trophy Award.