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New trout regulations proposed for White River and Norfork Tailwater

Oct. 19, 2017

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission heard the first reading of proposed changes to trout fishing regulations on the Bull Shoals and Norfork tailwaters to meet shifting perceptions and desires of anglers on those fisheries at its meeting in Little Rock today. 

AGFC partners with taxidermists and vets to offer voluntary CWD testing

Oct. 18, 2017

Since chronic wasting disease was discovered in Arkansas in February 2016, biologists have collected thousands of samples from deer and elk taken by hunters, from targeted animals showing signs of the disease and from road-killed deer throughout the state. In addition to samples taken to establish the disease’s spread and prevalence, the AGFC is offering a convenient way for hunters to have their deer tested for CWD at participating taxidermists and veterinarians.

AGFC officer apprehends robbery, murder suspect

Oct. 18, 2017

A keen eye and experience came together for Sgt. Jay Thomas, a wildlife officer with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, in Sunday’s apprehension of a robbery suspect in Brinkley who has been linked to a murder committed Sunday morning in Forrest City.
 

Northwest Arkansas nature center groundbreaking scheduled for Nov. 2

Oct. 18, 2017

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the planned Northwest Arkansas nature center on Nov. 2. The ceremony will be held in Springdale on the 61-acre site along Spring Creek, near the intersection of Interstate 49 and Wagon Wheel Road, beginning at 3 p.m.

Arkansas Weekly Fishing Report

Oct. 18, 2017

Millwood Lake was already warming up as a "hot spot" a few weeks back, but now it's really on fire, guide Mike Siefert said this week. Bass anglers need to head that way.

Hunters, trappers using WMAs reminded to get free use permit

Oct. 18, 2017

With many hunters making their way to the woods this weekend for the deer muzzleloader season opener, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wants to remind all hunters who are visiting wildlife management areas to get a free General WMA Use Permit through the Commission’s license system before hunting or trapping. 
 

Roseate spoonbills offer birders odd opportunities during final throes of summer

Oct. 18, 2017

With cooler weather finally on the horizon, many birders are itching to get out and view some of the Neotropical migrants that make their way through The Natural State each fall. But the roseate spoonbill makes an odd appearance during late summer and early fall, briefly travelling north to Arkansas for a visit before returning to its home in the tropics.