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Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Jan. 20, 2021

Mallards haven't visited Arkansas in the usual numbers in 2020-21, as this year's count in the AGFC's Midwinter Survey in the state's Delta region came in as the second lowest since formal surveys began in 2009-2010, and the total was 45% of the 2010-2021 long-term midwinter survey average. Photo by Mike Wintroath.

 

Workshops teach landowners how to burn their way to better habitat

Jan. 20, 2021

COLUMBUS — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Quail Forever are hosting special classes this February and March to teach landowners in southern Arkansas how to use fire to substantially improve wildlife habitat on their property. 

Baitfish make up significant number of stockings in 2020

Jan. 20, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – When there are more mouths to feed, the focus turns to providing those mouths with food. That’s the evolving stance at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission when it pertains to fish production and stockings.

Task force mapping feral hog removal through online survey

Jan. 20, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Feral Hog Eradication Task Force is unveiling a new tool to help coordinate the fight against invasive pests in The Natural State. A new mobile-friendly survey will enable any private landowner or hunter to upload information about feral hog sightings and removal efforts in Arkansas.

Squirrels still available for Arkansas hunters

Jan. 20, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – What is a hunter to do? January is running out. Deer season is over except for a handful of bowhunters looking for a last-chance tag. Duck season also is beginning its swan song for the year, and turkey season is still months away.

AGFC Commissioner Meeting Notice

Jan. 19, 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.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Jan. 14, 2021

Will Heaton is masked up, not only for being safe and social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, but also because it was cold fishing on the Spring River. But he still caught this photogenic smallmouth bass, which have been biting there of late. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.