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AGFC begins major hatchery renovation in Northeast Arkansas

Sept. 24, 2021

MAMMOTH SPRING — Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners yesterday celebrated a successful partnership with trout anglers to begin a major renovation to the Jim Hinkle Spring River Fish Hatchery today in Fulton County. The hatchery is the only state-owned fish hatchery in Arkansas devoted to the production of trout.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Sept. 23, 2021

Preston Wedel from Kansas City recently landed this gorgeous rainbow trout while fishing the Spring River in northeast Arkansas. Rainbows have been eager to bite there recently. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.

Statewide Marksmanship Challenge Sept. 25

Sept. 22, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is hosting its annual Marksmanship Challenge for youth in grades 1 through 12 at each of its nature centers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 25.

Get your deer tested for CWD

Sept. 22, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will again offer a variety of free options to have harvested deer tested for chronic wasting disease during the 2021-22 deer hunting season. In all, 105 testing locations will be available throughout the state to have your deer tested for CWD.

Harness a safe hunt this deer season ​​​​​​​

Sept. 22, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Innovations in gear used by bowhunters to pursue white-tailed deer continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Bows that were obnoxiously loud and required a heavy draw weight have been replaced by lighter, whisper-quiet bows thats shoot arrows lightning fast at a minimal draw weight. Arrows have become more durable, consistent and forgiving and the choices in broadheads range from traditional deep-penetrating fixed-blade heads to devastating mechanicals that cut a huge swath through flesh. Clothing comes in a wide range of camo patterns to hide the human profile from the keen eyes of a whitetail and is also designed to lessen the scent dispersion of a hunter. All these are important, but one sector of hunting gear that is vital to a safe hunt has also seen great advances. Fall arrest systems have transitioned from simple belts to harnesses that will keep a hunter safe should an unexpected fall occur.

AGFC Commissioner Meeting Notice

Sept. 22, 2021

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.

Gov. Hutchinson unveils Arkansas Duck Stamp at National Hunting and Fishing Day proclamation

Sept. 16, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson unveiled the artwork that will appear on the 2021-22 Arkansas State Duck Stamp today at his official proclamation of Sept. 25 as National Hunting and Fishing Day in Arkansas and the week leading up to it as Arkansas Hunting and Fishing Week. The proclamation, which took place at the Arkansas State Capitol Rotunda, signifies the importance of hunting, fishing and outdoors recreation to The Natural State.