What's New 

05/11/2017 Rae takes reins of Enforcement Division
05/04/2017 Three arrested for burglary at AGFC central Arkansas nature center
04/21/2017 Fitts moves into AGFC assistant deputy director spot
04/20/2017 Commission partners with highway department to open 850 acres to hunters in northeast Arkansas
04/17/2017 Six arrested after seven-month investigation
04/17/2017 Springdale residents arrested in elk-poaching case
03/22/2017 Former president of Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation dies
03/16/2017 Commission approves purchase of Stone Prairie in Faulkner County
02/16/2017 Arkansans harvest record number of elk thanks to statewide season
01/19/2017 Commission renames Bayou Meto WMA in honor of former commissioner
12/15/2016 Commission approves data-sharing agreement for non-governmental conservation organizations
12/14/2016 Results from two cases of CWD reversed, disease not detected in Yell County
11/21/2016 AGFC finds 28 new cases of CWD in north Arkansas
11/18/2016 Public meeting planned for proposed Jonesboro shooting range, public comment period open
11/17/2016 Commission approves feral hog harvest on WMAs during firearms deer seasons
10/21/2016 Meeting to discuss Henry Gray Hurricane Lake WMA water management moved
10/13/2016 Commission considers postponing restriction on killing feral hogs
09/28/2016 Commission to alter water-control infrastructure operation on Henry Gray Hurricane Lake WMA
09/22/2016 Arkansas tops for mallard harvest, second for total duck harvest
09/19/2016 Harvest of feral hogs illegal on many public areas
08/18/2016 Commission passes Arkansas fishing regulations for 2017
08/11/2016 Survey to help shed light on deer and turkey hunting satisfaction
07/21/2016 AGFC hears proposals for 2017 fishing regulations
07/20/2016 Used AGFC vehicles and equipment auctioned online
07/13/2016 Colclasure to join Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
07/07/2016 Governor appoints Bobby Martin to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
06/24/2016 AGFC passes special regulations to slow disease
06/16/2016 AGFC modifies proposals for CWD management
06/03/2016 Public input meeting scheduled for trout management on Little Red
05/19/2016 Commission approves hunting regulations, hears new proposals for CWD management
05/06/2016 CWD the topic of statewide public meetings this month
04/29/2016 Arkansas elk hunt applications online May 1
04/25/2016 Phase 2 sampling reveals CWD positive deer in Madison and Pope counties
04/21/2016 AGFC, Knoedl recognized for international waterfowl conservation efforts
04/19/2016 First phase of CWD sampling reveals 23 percent prevalence rate in focal area
04/08/2016 AGFC receives notice of 23 additional positive CWD results
04/01/2016 Six more cases of CWD found in Newton County
03/31/2016 Chronic wasting disease results climb to 50
03/28/2016 Cone, Vaught to fill future vacancies in AGFC administration
03/24/2016 First batch of target tests reveals 19 additional CWD-positive cervids
03/22/2016 Third case of chronic wasting disease confirmed near Mt. Sherman
03/17/2016 Commission hears 2016-17 hunting season proposals
03/09/2016 Chronic wasting disease confirmed in deer at Ponca
02/26/2016 CWD public meetings scheduled for next week
02/18/2016 AGFC wildlife officer assists with bank robbery arrest
02/18/2016 AGFC announces new director
02/04/2016 Investigation leads to charges involving deer beating video
02/03/2016 Application period for AGFC director underway
01/31/2016 Subcommittee formed to work on process of selecting new AGFC director
01/29/2016 AGFC wildlife officers investigating deer beating video
01/25/2016 AGFC director announces retirement
01/21/2016 Arkansas Black Bear Population Steady
01/08/2016 Boat quarantined to prevent spread of invasive zebra mussels
12/23/2015 Hunters urged to check flood prone zones during Christmas hunt
12/17/2015 Commission extends agreement to Bayou Meto Irrigation Project
11/19/2015 AGFC approves grant of fine money to counties
10/22/2015 Commission approves Bayou Meto general use permit
10/15/2015 Check for burn bans before lighting that campfire
09/24/2015 AGFC approves spinning-wing decoy ban on two WMAs
09/10/2015 Arkansas Game and Fish Commission announces promotions
08/20/2015 Commission approves 60-day duck season
08/07/2015 Virus found in trout at AGFC hatchery
07/16/2015 Commission approves dove season dates
07/15/2015 Governor appoints Joe Morgan to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
06/18/2015 Proposed early migratory bird seasons discussed
05/25/2015 AGFC urges boaters to use caution on area lakes, rivers and boat ramps
05/21/2015 AGFC approves additional annual resident 65-plus hunting and fishing licenses
04/16/2015 Commission sets 2015-16 deer seasons
03/19/2015 Commission hears proposals on hunting regulations
03/06/2015 White-nose syndrome found in bats in Independence, Newton and Madison counties
02/19/2015 Arkansas elk harvest sets new record
02/09/2015 AGFC will not enforce Lake Erling private boat permit issue
01/15/2015 AGFC approves non-resident license increase
12/18/2014 Commission approves permanent WMA ban on firewood importation
11/20/2014 Commission accepts land donations for future Mississippi River access
11/13/2014 Hunter kills mountain lion in Bradley County
10/16/2014 Commission approves funds for Coal Pile habitat project
09/18/2014 AGFC approves grant of fine money to counties
08/28/2014 Arkansas dove season begins Sept. 6
08/21/2014 Commission approves waterfowl season dates
07/17/2014 Commission approves early migratory bird seasons
06/19/2014 Proposed early migratory bird seasons discussed
05/29/2014 Tornado debris burning not allowed on AGFC property
05/05/2014 Numerous wildlife violations uncovered on Sevier County property
04/29/2014 AGFC to remove tornado debris from Lake Conway
04/28/2014 Tornado destroys AGFC facilities at Camp Robinson SUA
04/17/2014 Commission sets 2014-15 deer seasons
03/25/2014 Trusten Holder Wildlife Management Area
03/20/2014 AGFC nature centers to offer free gun safety cables
03/20/2014 Commission hears proposals on hunting regulations
03/20/2014 Commission hears proposals on hunting regulations
03/03/2014 AGFC wildlife officers uncover cockfighting ring
02/27/2014 Illegal wildlife operation uncovered by wildlife officers
02/20/2014 AGFC begins potential land purchase process
01/16/2014 AGFC sets date to implement Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact
12/19/2013 Birders flock to look at visiting snowy owl
12/19/2013 Commission approves land exchange on Bayou Meto
11/21/2013 AGFC employees honored by Commission
11/19/2013 Unveiling of interpretive signs set at Two Rivers Park
11/15/2013 Hunter arrested after killing deer on UAM property
11/15/2013 Man wanted for attempting to run over wildlife officer surrenders
10/24/2013 Campora honored for heroism during flood
10/04/2013 Elk zone 1 hunt may close because of federal government shutdown
10/01/2013 Shutdown curtails camping, hunting and fishing on federal lands
09/26/2013 AGFC to allow decoys in slough boats at Dave Donaldson Black River WMA
08/27/2013 Preparation to drain lake in Cave Springs begins Sept. 4
08/22/2013 Poaching operation uncovered by wildlife officers
08/15/2013 Commission approves waterfowl season dates
08/09/2013 Callaway, Carner promoted in AGFC’s ranks
07/30/2013 Crow named new AGFC deputy director
07/29/2013 Fungus that kills bats prompts continued precautions at Arkansas caves
07/18/2013 Commission proposes late migratory season
06/20/2013 Proposed early migratory bird seasons presented to commission
06/19/2013 Mute swan, hybrid offspring removed because of threats to wildlife
06/13/2013 Jack Cox Firing Range closed June 15
05/24/2013 Corps issues small craft advisory for Arkansas River
05/21/2013 Missouri Department of Conservation to stock striped bass in Bull Shoals Lake
05/21/2013 Meeting set for Beaver Lake spotted bass regulation change
05/16/2013 AGFC agrees to long term lease on Maumelle River WMA
04/18/2013 Commission sets 2013-14 deer hunting seasons
03/21/2013 Arkansas elk harvest reaches record; herd growing
02/21/2013 Commission hears healthy bear, alligator harvest reports
02/15/2013 Governor Beebe appoints Patterson as new commissioner
02/15/2013 Dead eagles found in Logan County
02/15/2013 Access to Henry Gray Hurricane Lake Open
02/14/2013 Gates on Lower White Oak Lake are now closed
02/11/2013 $2,000 reward for information involving bald eagle death in Pike County
01/17/2013 Partnership to restore Arkansas River backwater habitat
12/20/2012 AGFC donates used vehicles to training academy
12/04/2012 U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of AGFC in Dave Donaldson Black River WMA case
11/29/2012 AGFC contracts engineer for repairs to Spring River dam
11/12/2012 Hunting out of permanent blinds not allowed on WMAs
10/29/2012 St. Francis Lake drawdown required for repairs
10/25/2012 Knoedl named AGFC director
09/21/2012 AGFC earmarks increases in nonresident waterfowl fees for habitat conservation
09/20/2012 Hunting and Fishing Day: Opportunity in the outdoors
08/16/2012 Commission approves permanent blind removal plan on WMAs
08/16/2012 AGFC rejects timber settlement
08/03/2012 Fish kill reported on Petit Jean River
08/01/2012 High water temperatures causing concern on Little Red
07/19/2012 Commission proposes late migratory season
07/12/2012 Governor Beebe appoints game and fish commissioner
07/03/2012 Jack Cox Scatter Creek Firing Range now open
06/21/2012 Proposed early migratory bird seasons presented to commission
05/31/2012 Jack Cox Scatter Creek Firing Range to close for renovations
05/24/2012 AGFC agrees to partnership with watershed group
05/17/2012 Proposed striped bass stocking proposal for Bull Shoals Lake on hold
05/04/2012 Bacteria likely cause of Harris Brake fish kill
05/02/2012 Fish kill reported on Harris Brake Lake
04/26/2012 Commission sets 2012-13 deer hunting seasons in Arkansas
04/06/2012 Hitchcock retiring as AGFC director
04/02/2012 U.S. Supreme Court to hear AGFC case on Dave Donaldson Black River WMA timber damage
03/29/2012 Commission considers Arkansas hunting season proposals
03/19/2012 AGFC releasing water from Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir in anticipation of heavy rains
03/14/2012 Flooding forces closure of Henry Gray Hurricane Lake WMA roads
03/09/2012 State largemouth bass record un-Dunn
02/24/2012 Arkansas’s bear harvest continues to be strong
02/23/2012 AGFC announces new Chief of Enforcement
02/08/2012 Mom’s Lake now open for fishing
02/07/2012 Traffic stop leads to arrests for possession and sale of alligators
01/31/2012 AGFC exploring antler restriction changes
01/19/2012 AGFC signs historic minimum flow document
01/04/2012 Lower White Oak Lake renovation underway
12/15/2011 AGFC approves special fishing regulations for Lower White Oak Lake
12/11/2011 Emergency Road Closure at Sheffield Nelson Dagmar WMA
11/17/2011 AGFC shortens turkey season by two days
10/21/2011 AGFC tours elk country during monthly meeting
10/14/2011 Batesville Team Wins World Archery Tournament
10/14/2011 Dave Donaldson Black River Wildlife Management Area flooding schedule
10/06/2011 Record number of deer hunting permits available Oct. 11
09/30/2011 Public meeting scheduled to gather public input on construction of Lake Charles mobility impaired trail
09/22/2011 Conservative turkey season again proposed by AGFC
09/07/2011 Public meeting scheduled to discuss recent changes in NE Arkansas WMA
08/26/2011 Public meeting scheduled to discuss recent changes in NE Arkansas WMA
08/16/2011 Past abuses of three WMAs lead to change in practice
08/11/2011 Late migratory bird seasons set by Commission
07/29/2011 Upper White Oak lake herbicide application begins next week
07/29/2011 Governor Beebe appoints Cook to Commission
07/29/2011 Bayou Meto WMA land exchange meetings scheduled
07/26/2011 Commission approves early migratory bird seasons
07/25/2011 AGFC to hold meeting on Steve N. Wilson Raft Creek Bottoms permit process
07/14/2011 Commission proposes late migratory season
06/16/2011 Commission approves trails and recreation facilities grant programs
06/16/2011 Black crappie may set more than state record
05/23/2011 Floodwaters drive deer onto agricultural fields
05/16/2011 AGFC releases statement from Director Hitchcock
05/05/2011 Arkansas wildlife officers help rescue flood victims
05/02/2011 Lake Conway, WMAs struck by floodwaters
04/27/2011 Flooding closes turkey hunting on Shirey Bay Rainey Brake WMA
04/21/2011 Commission sets 2011-12 hunting seasons in Arkansas
04/13/2011 Alligator escapes from Pine Bluff nature center
04/12/2011 Flooding forces emergency closure of Big Island road
04/08/2011 Activity around nest jeopardizes safety of eagles, public
03/31/2011 AGFC considers appealing Federal Circuit’s decision in Dave Donaldson Black River WMA case
03/23/2011 Open houses set to discuss possible striped bass management on Bull Shoals Lake
03/17/2011 AGFC passes resolution supporting watchable wildlife
03/17/2011 Military retirees get OK to buy lifetime licenses
03/17/2011 Gas Bubble Trauma likely cause of fish kills
02/17/2011 Bear harvest second highest on record
02/16/2011 Meetings scheduled for White River trout management plan
02/08/2011 Public input meetings rescheduled
02/07/2011 Weather postpones public input meetings again
02/03/2011 Public input meetings rescheduled
01/31/2011 Small Arkansas River fish kill found near Ozark
01/30/2011 Hydraulic line failure causes St. Francis Lake to drop
01/26/2011 Independent tests, radar help explain bird deaths
01/26/2011 Cause of Arkansas River fish kill still unknown
01/20/2011 Hitchcock named AGFC director; Brazil becomes deputy director as new leadership emerges
01/20/2011 Commission meeting recap: Hitchcock named AGFC director
01/19/2011 Committee recommends Hitchcock for director’s position
01/05/2011 USGS blackbird tests support earlier findings
01/03/2011 Arkansas River Fish Kill Investigation Continues
01/03/2011 Blackbirds fall on Beebe on New Year’s Eve
01/01/2011 Dead blackbirds fall into Beebe city limits on New Year’s Eve
12/14/2010 Commission meeting recap: AGFC narrows director candidate list to final four
11/19/2010 Sheffield Nelson misleading public about his role in attempts to adopt new administrative rules at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
11/18/2010 Arkansas Game and Fish Commission increases funds for Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry
11/16/2010 Long-time AGFC employee found dead at Cook’s Lake
11/03/2010 Five apply for AGFC director position
11/01/2010 AGFC Commission Meeting
10/29/2010 AGFC votes unanimously to release information on director candidates
10/28/2010 AGFC Commission Meeting
10/27/2010 AGFC committee extends director application deadline
10/26/2010 AGFC Commission Meeting
10/25/2010 AGFC Commission Meeting
10/25/2010 AGFC drops draft proposal to consider new FOI rules for the agency; Public provides important feedback
10/21/2010 Spring turkey season dates set by AGFC
10/14/2010 Mobility impaired trail relocated on Dave Donaldson Black River WMA
09/28/2010 Lake Poinsett access to temporarily close for repairs
09/23/2010 Conservative turkey season again proposed by AGFC
09/16/2010 AGFC removes White County illegal deer operation
09/03/2010 AGFC plans vigorous defense for former Commissioner's lawsuit
08/19/2010 Late migratory bird seasons set by Commission
08/05/2010 Commission approves infrastructure repair funding
07/23/2010 Northeast Arkansas duck hunters may access public areas to repair blinds
07/22/2010 Commission approves early migratory season
07/01/2010 Governor Beebe appoints Game and Fish Commissioner
06/24/2010 Henderson stepping down as AGFC director; Hitchcock to become interim director
06/17/2010 Proposed early migratory bird seasons presented to commission
06/17/2010 Beebe honors wildlife officer with Medal of Valor
06/11/2010 Voice your opinion on proposed waterfowl regulations
06/02/2010 AGFC looking for volunteers to help with bat project
06/02/2010 Seminar aimed at urban fishermen
05/20/2010 Preliminary deer harvest numbers second highest on record
04/22/2010 Commission sets hunting seasons in Arkansas
04/02/2010 Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging fall turkey season closure
03/25/2010 Initial seismic activity on Gulf Mountain WMA close to completion
03/18/2010 Commission considers Arkansas hunting season proposals
02/18/2010 Record number of bear harvested in Arkansas
01/21/2010 Arkansas elk harvest up from last year