CASSCOE — Spring is in the air, and for many Arkansans that means baseball, turkey hunting, and crappie fishing. Many anglers only target crappie in spring, but good fishing for Arkansas’s most sought after panfish can be had all year. Join Wil Hafner, education program specialist for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for a free crappie fishing seminar Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Potlatch Conservation Education Center at Cook’s Lake in Casscoe.
FORT SMITH — The Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center will hold a special turkey hunting workshop that will focus on turkey calling at 6 p.m., March 8. Not only will participants learn the basics of how to attract turkeys with a friction call, they’ll build their own call they can use to chase down their bird.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, in cooperation with Quail Forever and the Arkansas Forestry Association, will be hosting special workshops for land managers on how and when to use fire to promote better wildlife habitat on their property. Workshops are scheduled for Malvern, Mountain View and Ash Flat in the next few weeks, and more will be scheduled as the year goes on.
LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a special trout-fishing derby and clinic in Little Rock next week for through its Family and Community Fishing Program.
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.
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.
PONCA – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Ponca Elk Education Center will hold its 14th annual Color Fest Fine Art Exhibition, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Oct. 19-20. The event offers an open-air perspective of fascinating work by some of the best artists in the Ozarks.