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Arkansas River flooding only temporary inconvenience to displaced wildlife

May 24, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Plenty of warnings have gone out for people to stay clear of the rising water on the Arkansas River during the predicted flood, but what about the wildlife? How is the flood going to impact them, and what can people living near the affected area do to help? Give them their space and let them move on. 
 

Commissioners’ Cup bass tournament focused on next generation of anglers

May 24, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Thanks to the efforts of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation and many volunteers, and donations from Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners, high school anglers in Arkansas have a new pinnacle to pursue in bass fishing: the Commissioners’ Cup. In its inaugural year, the tournament will take place on Lake Hamilton June 1-2.

AGFC takes family fun to West Memphis

May 24, 2019

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

AGFC advises boaters to stay off Arkansas River during Memorial Day weekend

May 23, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Memorial Day weekend is synonymous with fun in the sun, fishing, and enjoying time on the water, but the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is warning everyone to steer clear of the Arkansas River this year, due to the massive amount of water being released from reservoirs throughout Oklahoma that have nearly reached capacity from spring rainfall.
 

Birds, butterflies and nature buffs drawn to wildflowers at Grandview Prairie

May 22, 2019

COLUMBUS, ARKANSAS -- Mother Nature can rival the most intensively managed flowerbed with her own displays of prairie flowers popping at Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Wildlife Management Area.

Free Fishing Weekend June 7-9, kids fishing derbies at AGFC hatcheries

May 22, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Thanks to a proclamation by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, anyone may fish in Arkansas without a fishing license or trout stamp from noon, Friday, June 7, through midnight Sunday night, June 9.

Safety first for Memorial Day boaters

May 22, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – The Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer for Arkansas’s boating fraternity. It’s one of the busiest and most dangerous times on the water, according to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Boating Law Administrator Capt. Stephanie Weatherington.