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Arkansas students finding interest in fishy school lessons

Sept. 11, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — A recent article titled “Does Fishing Have a Future?” focused on a disturbing trend among Americans that shows fewer anglers hitting the water to wet a line every year. The traditional route of a parent teaching their child to fish is faltering. Fishing In The Natural State, a beginner’s fishing program administered by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, hopes to offset some of this loss in our angling ranks.

Catch up on Arkansas Wildlife TV this month

Sept. 4, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Hunting season unofficially kicked off with the opening day of dove season last weekend, and soon many more Arkansans will be heading into the field in search of squirrels, rabbits, waterfowl and deer. It’s also less than a month until the start of another season – the Fall 2019 season of Arkansas Wildlife TV.
 

Seniors’ fishing derby returns to Maumelle

Aug. 28, 2019

MAUMELLE — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program welcomes all anglers 50 years and older to Lake Valencia for the largest senior citizen community fishing event in Arkansas, 9 a.m. until noon, Sept. 6.
 

More than $678,000 available for wildlife conservation education grants in Arkansas

Aug. 21, 2019

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Economic Development Commission Division of Rural Services has announced the Wildlife Conservation Education Grants Program application period is open now through Oct. 4. More than $678,000 is available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. Funds for these grants come from fines collected by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
 

New videos make it easy to find fish on Arkansas lakes

Aug. 20, 2019

 

LITTLE ROCK — The summer heat can push most fish deep, especially during the middle of the day. Finding these fish is all about finding the cover they’re holding on. Thanks to the work of the AGFC, thousands of deep-water hot spots are available for anglers. Here’s how to find them.

Lake Columbia crappie angler strikes gold

Aug. 14, 2019

MAGNOLIA – The sun may have cooked away any rainbows over Lake Columbia on Saturday, July 27, but local angler David Lee Sisson certainly found the proverbial pot of gold when he netted a fish few in the fishing world have ever heard of. A golden crappie surfaced at the end of his line during one of his frequent trips to the 3,000-acre fishing destination in Columbia County. 

AGFC works behind scenes at FLW Cup

Aug. 7, 2019

HOT SPRINGS — The Black Bass Program and the Family and Community Fishing Program from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be helping behind the scenes this week as Fishing League Worldwide’s 2019 FLW Cup returns to the Hot Springs area.