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Tragic accident reminds hunters to keep guns unloaded until needed

Feb. 20, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – It was big news for college football fans as well as hunters in south Louisiana and Mississippi when it was reported that former LSU offensive lineman Matt Branch survived being shot while hunting ducks in late December.

AGFC unveils new outdoors skills program

Jan. 9, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Outdoors enthusiasts are known to wear their hearts on their sleeves, now they may have a little extra badge of honor to display their passion. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s new Outdoors Skills Program rewards beginning and veteran hunters and anglers with a special patch for their accomplishments in the outdoors.

Don’t forget gun locks when purchasing firearms for Christmas

Dec. 19, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — Hunting rifles, shotguns and handguns are some favorite “big-ticket” items that find their way under a hunter or shooting sports participant’s tree each Christmas. Help keep everyone in the household safe by ensuring each firearm comes with a safety lock.
 

Youths who have passed hunter education may legally hunt on their own

Nov. 14, 2018

LITTLE ROCK -- One question that springs up each year is how old a youth has to be before they may hunt by themselves. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission regulations state that a hunter must be at least 6 years old to kill a deer, bear or turkey, but the answer to hunting by oneself is a bit more complicated.

Log in to Arkansas Wild Game Day Live Nov. 8

Nov. 7, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – With the main events of Arkansas’s hunting seasons finally upon us, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a special live Facebook feed from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.Thursday to offer a forecast and update hunters on the latest news from the field. 

Good time for shooting range work

Sept. 19, 2018

MAYFLOWER – Deer hunters and others preparing their rifles for hunting season may want to take advantage of short lines and easy access now at the Dr. James E. Moore Jr. Camp Robinson Firing Range. The week before deer season opens Nov. 10 may be too late.

 

Zero hunting-related fatalities last year, hunters reminded to stay vigilant

Sept. 12, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Last year was one of the few years on record that Arkansas did not have a fatality due to a hunting accident, but hunters should be mindful to keep up their guard.