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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

June 10, 2021

Judsen Coon was fishing in a bass tournament on Lake Ouachita last weekend when a big cat interruped his bass angling efforts: a 55-pound blue catfish, to be exact. Coon reports that he caught the cat on a 10.5 Red Bug Ol' Monster in 3 feet of water. 



Arkansas wildlife officers alarmed by increase in turkey hunting violations

June 9, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — With just over 7,000 wild turkeys checked in Arkansas this spring, it’s no secret that hunting was a challenge for many in The Natural State. Some couldn’t play by the rules, resulting in an alarming trend noticed by wildlife officers whose business is catching those who cut corners and prevent honest hunters from seeing increased turkey harvest numbers.

Subscribe to Arkansas Wildlife now to get the 2021-22 calendar issue

June 9, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Each year, people call into the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission asking when the opening day of their favorite hunting season is or when the AGFC plans to host derbies for Free Fishing Weekend, but there’s a way to have all that information right on your wall all the year through. The July 2021-July 2022 Arkansas Wildlife magazine calendar issue is loaded with all things outdoors, and is available to everyone who subscribes by the end of June each year.

Big Buzz Bass tournament returns to Lake Maumelle

June 9, 2021

The sixth annual Big Buzz Bass tournament presented by Bradford Marine and ATV returns to Lake Maumelle June 12, with more than $6,000 in prizes up for grabs. For the third consecutive year the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is working with 103.7 FM The Buzz to support the tournament and Arkansas bass fishing.

Dr. Doyne and Nancy Williams Endowment funds ‘Champion’ scholarship

June 9, 2021

Dr. Doyne Williams (second from right) attended the AYSSP Senior State Championship on June 5 at the Jacksonville Shooting Sports Complex and presented a "check" signifying the $2,500 in scholarship money that will go to De Queen's Konnor Shelton (center), the 2021 Champion of Champions winner. WIliams and his wife, Nancy, All-American trapshooters and avid supporters of youth shooting sports, endowned $100,000 to fund the scholarship. Also pictures are (from left) Chris Colclasure, AGFC deputy director; Deke Whitbeck, Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation president; Shelton, Williams; and Jimmy Self, the AGFC's coordinator of AYSSP. Photo by Mike Wintroath.

Westside Seniors, Corning Juniors win shooting sports state titles

June 9, 2021

Program championship to the traditionally strong trap-shooting club in the northeast part of the state with a convincing win in last Saturday’s title match, outshooting rival and top-seed Harrisburg Team 2 by 10 clays at the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation’s Jacksonville Shooting Sports Complex.

AGFC Commissioner Meeting Notice

June 7, 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.