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Last youth modern gun deer hunt Jan. 5-6

Dec. 31, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — The second modern gun deer hunt for youth hunters will take place across Arkansas this Saturday and Sunday. Only hunters who are 6 to 15 years of age may pursue deer with modern guns on this last chance of the season. Incorrect dates for the hunt were listed in a previous press release before the Christmas Holiday, and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission apologizes for the error.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Dec. 26, 2018

Specklebellies were occasionally observered the past week in the Arkansas Delta, but not in the great numbers of this time a year ago.

CWD-positive deer found in Scott County

Dec. 21, 2018

WALDRON  – Chronic wasting disease has been found in Scott County. A hunter-harvested white-tailed deer harvested north of Waldron tested positive for the disease, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Dec. 19, 2018

Mallards made up more than half of the 1.2 million ducks counted last week in the Arkansas Delta during the AGFC's annual December aerial waterfowl survey.

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Dec. 19, 2018

A great way to make the holiday work for anglers and fish is to donate your Christmas tree for habitat use when it's time to take it down. There are a number of drop-off locations throughout the state, and anglers wanting to improve their fishing habitat at a lake can take the trees and sink them.

Don’t forget gun locks when purchasing firearms for Christmas

Dec. 19, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — Hunting rifles, shotguns and handguns are some favorite “big-ticket” items that find their way under a hunter or shooting sports participant’s tree each Christmas. Help keep everyone in the household safe by ensuring each firearm comes with a safety lock.

Northern pintail lands on 2019 AGFC license plate

Dec. 19, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — A northern pintail, a favorite of many waterfowl hunters and birders, is featured on the 2019 Arkansas Game and Fish Commission license plate, the 20th in the series.