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Hunters urged to clean, drain and dry during duck season

Nov. 6, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – As waterfowl hunters across Arkansas continue to pace the floor waiting for the opening day of duck season, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission would like to remind them to keep it clean this year, and if you can, keep it drained and dry, too.

Apply to hunt an Arkansas WRICE field this year

Nov. 6, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Hunters who haven’t found a lease but still want the opportunity to hunt agricultural land this duck season may want to turn to a WRICE field. “WRICE” isn’t a typo; it stands for Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement, a new program from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to increase waterfowl habitat and hunting access in The Natural State.

Commission approves new veterans waterfowl hunt in Arkansas

Oct. 17, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners unanimously voted to approve special veteran’s waterfowl hunts to coincide with this year’s youth hunts at today’s regularly scheduled meeting.

Henry Gray WMA drainage project a marathon, not a sprint

Sept. 30, 2019

GEORGETOWN — If only opening up the water drainage in a wildlife management area were as simple as pouring in a few hundred gallons of Liquid Plumber. Of course, it’s not. The drainage corridors in the South Unit of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Henry Gray Hurricane Lake WMA are so clogged, the AGFC summoned a Louisiana company to send two amphibious mulching machines and an amphibious excavator to clear the way for water to drain out of the unit.

Greentree reservoir infrastructure operation plans similar to last waterfowl season

Sept. 30, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Duck hunters making plans for their 2019-20 season in Arkansas’s famed public greentree reservoirs will find similar operation plans in place this season as they saw last year. 
 

Arkansas still leads nation in mallard harvest

Sept. 30, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s recently released Migratory Bird Hunting Activity and Harvest for the 2017-19 and 2018-19 Hunting Seasons, Arkansas is still the premier state for hunters who pursue Mr. Mallard above all other species. According to Harvest Information Program reporting, Arkansas hunters shot an estimated 477,817 mallards last year, more than any other state in the country and even more than the entire Atlantic Flyway.

Waterfowl population estimates similar to last year, on the surface

Aug. 30, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Last week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released its estimates for habitat conditions and breeding waterfowl populations seen during its aerial surveys conducted each spring. The survey estimates show a stable population, similar to last year at first glance, but biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission caution that a deeper look may temper some expectations.