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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Sept. 28, 2023

Keith (no last name provided) from Missouri caught and released this beautiful 24-inch, 6- pound rainbow trout while fishing out of Jenkins Fishing and Motel at Calico Rock.

Low water brings boating hazards near the surface

Sept. 27, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — A hot, dry summer has left Arkansas lakes and rivers lower than usual for the arrival of fall, and the weather has brought water hazards closer to the surface. Recreational boaters and anglers need to be extra vigilant these days.

Arkansas hunters set alligator harvest record

Sept. 27, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — The 2023 Arkansas Alligator Season drew to a close at sunrise Monday, and, when the smoke on the water cleared, hunters had tallied 202 legally harvested alligators, swamping the old record of 174 taken in 2020.

AGFC doubles bounty on Lake Conway rewards

Sept. 27, 2023

MAYFLOWER — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is doubling down on its “Cash In on Conway” fishing promotion, increasing the prize money for each tagged fish from $500 to $1,000.

AGFC Commissioner Meeting Notice

Sept. 27, 2023

You are hereby notified that Commissioners of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will meet on the following dates and times to consider any business that may be brought before the Commission. Unless otherwise stated, meetings will be held at the AGFC offices, 2 Natural Resources Dr. in Little Rock.

AGFC’s Luker earns national recognition for quail conservation

Sept. 27, 2023

MONTICELLO — The National Bobwhite and Grassland Initiative recently awarded Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Biologist David Luker the 2023 Arkansas Firebird Award. The award is presented annually to a biologist in each nominating state who goes above and beyond to improve habitat for northern bobwhites and other grassland species through the use of prescribed fire and other land management tools.

AGFC to partner with Clarksville, University of the Ozarks on proposed shooting range

Sept. 21, 2023

PONCA — Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners at today’s meeting authorized AGFC Director Austin Booth to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the city of Clarksville and the University of the Ozarks to construct a new shooting sports complex. The proposed range will be open to the public and complement the university’s growing collegiate shooting sports program.