Get Started Watching Wildlife 

From bald eagles soaring in the sky to the smallest insect living under the surface of the ground, wildlife surrounds us in Arkansas. You don’t have to have special equipment or permits to get out and enjoy nature, a curious mind and a little effort is all it takes. While many people think the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission manages habitat only for game animals, but much of the work done throughout the state benefits all sorts of wildlife.

Learn about Arkansas Wildlife

The AGFC has plenty of resources on the many animals that call Arkansas home. In addition to species profiles on this site, we offer downloadable brochures covering each species in depth. Take a minute to learn about your favorite animal under the links below.

Watchable Wildlife Program

The AGFC Watchable Wildlife Program is dedicated to teach people about all the great things there are to do outside besides fishing and hunting. Watchable wildlife trails, water trails and viewing areas offer newcomers great opportunities to enjoy wildlife, whether they want to hike, float a stream or stay in a car and take an auto tour.

Watchable Wildlife Guide

The AGFC Watchable Wildlife Guide lists 89 sites across the state where people can get out and enjoy nature. The areas are listed by region, so you can find a spot close to home to look for your favorite critters.