The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation is the fund-raising auxiliary of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The foundation was created in 1982 through the efforts of former AGFC director Steve N. Wilson.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation is recognized in Arkansas as a leader in supporting acquisition of property for hunting and fishing opportunities, in creating and supporting conservation education as a partner with the Commission and others, in providing creative opportunities to develop young Arkansans' interests in fishing and hunting, in informing and educating the public on a variety of issues important to the future of hunting, fishing, and wildlife conservation and in supporting other related programs in Arkansas.
The Foundation's mission is:
- To acquire and provide financial support for properties and facilities for conservation education programs, wildlife habitat and land for game and fish management programs through gifts, donations, bequests and grants;
- To develop, promote and participate in conservation education programs for educators, students and all other Arkansans;
- To help enssure the future of high-quality hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation opportunities in Arkansas; and
- To support the mission of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.