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Arkansas CWD Management Zone to expand, public meetings scheduled

March 20, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold public meetings in Waldron, Mountain Home and Mountain View in the next few weeks to speak about the need for an expansion of the current Chronic Wasting Disease Management Zone for deer and elk. Recent test results from CWD-positive deer along the outer edge of the zone boundary have caused the AGFC to consider expanding the current CWD Management Zone to include Baxter, Scott and Stone counties.

Ducks Unlimited honors Boozman, Ronquest for achievements in wetland conservation

March 13, 2019

DENVER – Two Arkansans were honored at Friday’s North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference by Ducks Unlimited for their work in promoting and conserving North America’s wetlands and waterfowl. Senator John Boozman and Jim Ronquest, producer of Rich-N-Tone videos, were recognized with two of the six awards DU presented.

Help the AGFC keep tabs on Arkansas turkeys

March 6, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Hunters can help the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission track hunting effort and success throughout turkey season this spring by signing up to be a part of the annual Spring Gobbler Hunting Survey. It’s free to participate and your responses will help shape important aspects of wild turkey management in Arkansas. 
 

Public Input Sought for Buffalo River Elk Management Plan

March 6, 2019

HARRISON – The National Park Service and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold public input  meetings Tuesday, March 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ponca Elk Education Center and Wednesday, March 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Carroll Electric Cooperative Building in Jasper to gather public input on future management regarding the increasing elk herd around Ponca and the Buffalo River National Park.

Leftover WMA turkey hunt permits available online March 12

Feb. 27, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – If you didn’t draw a wildlife management area turkey hunt permit during the regular drawing, there’s still a chance to get a spot to hunt some of Arkansas’s most popular WMAs. All leftover permits will be available at www.agfc.com on a first-come, first-served online sale beginning 8 a.m., March 12.
 

Triple Trophy Award available to deer hunters

Feb. 27, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Deer season may be winding down, but there’s still a reward for those lucky and skilled enough to hit the trifecta of deer hunting. Applications for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Triple Trophy Award may be submitted online by April 10, 2019.
 

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.