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April 26, 2017 Arkansas Outdoors Weekly Newsletter


Adjustments to nonresident waterfowl permits proposed

LITTLE ROCK – There may be some limits to the amount of time nonresident hunters may pursue waterfowl on Arkansas Game and Fish Commission controlled wildlife management areas in the next year. After many phone calls, letters and posts to social media from Arkansas hunters, the AGFC is proposing one possible way togive resident hunters additional preference on public land in The Natural State. 

Elk permit application period opens May 1

LITTLE ROCK – If you’ve applied for an Arkansas elk permit in the past, you’ll see one major change this year when the application period opens May 1. Beginning this year, applying for an Arkansas elk permit will require a nonrefundable $5 application fee. 

Changes to Arkansas fishing regulations proposed for public comment

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners heard proposed changes to fishing regulations for 2018 at last week’s monthly Commission meeting. All proposed changes are available for viewing and public comment via online survey at

Celebrate your trophy catch with an AGFC award

LITTLE ROCK – Are you a Master Angler? If you catch trophy-size fish in four or more categories or species, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will certify your status. 

Seniors’ fishing clinic and derby coming to Maumelle community

MAUMELLE – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program welcomes all anglers 65 years and older to come to Lake Valencia in Maumelle for the largest senior citizen community fishing event in Arkansas, 9 a.m. until noon, Friday, May 5. 

Commission partners with highwaydepartment to open 850 acres to hunters in northeast Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK – Commissioners unanimously voted to enter a new partnership with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to include 850 acres of the AHTD’s Glaise Creek Mitigation Bank into Departee Creek WMA in White County at last week’s scheduled meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. 

AUFC to host law and urban trees 101 workshop

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Urban Forestry Council will sponsor a Tree Law and Urban Trees 101 workshop. 

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