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CWD-positive deer found in Independence County

Dec. 6, 2019

OIL TROUGH – A new case of chronic wasting disease has been found in Independence County. A hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken east of Oil Trough tested positive for the disease.

First statewide youth and veterans waterfowl hunt this weekend

Dec. 4, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – This Saturday marks the first time in Arkansas history that members of the armed services and veterans will have a special day in the wetlands chasing ducks and geese. The Special Active Duty Military and Veteran Waterfowl Hunt will take place alongside Arkansas’s Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt Dec. 7, 2019 and Feb. 8, 2020.

Triple Trophy: deer hunting’s trifecta

Dec. 4, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — With the annual white-tailed deer rut beginning to decline across most of the state, many hunters are beginning to trade in their deer rifles for duck guns, but there’s still plenty of time left to claim a spot in Arkansas’s deer hunting honor roll by completing the Triple Trophy Award.

Celebrate the upcoming youth waterfowl hunt with a first duck certificates offered by AGFC

Dec. 4, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — With the first statewide youth waterfowl hunt Saturday, Dec. 7, many first-time duck hunters will pull the trigger on their first mallard, pintail or other duck in Arkansas. Memorialize that unforgettable day in the outdoors with a My First Duck certificate from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Arkansas deer harvest passes 140,000

Nov. 26, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — With the first two weeks of modern gun deer season behind us, Arkansas hunters have checked more than 140,000 deer throughout the state — and there’s still plenty of time to get out and participate.

Crowley’s Ridge offering European taxidermy workshop for deer hunters

Nov. 26, 2019

JONESBORO - The Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center will host a special workshop on how to prepare your own European skull mount of your deer from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15.

Buyer’s guide for first-time hunting firearms

Nov. 26, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Black Friday sale flyers have been circulating for weeks, and many sporting goods stores are dropping prices like a rock on rifles and shotguns people will be purchasing for youth hunters and adults who recently discovered how much fun hunting can be. But trying to muddle through all the calibers, gauges, actions and accessories can be a true endurance test to people who are not in the know about the latest and greatest firearms choices.