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Arkansas CWD management evolves

July 25, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas deer hunters will have more ability to help slow the spread of chronic wasting disease this year, thanks to new regulations passed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Vandalism of archeological site nets felony convictions

July 25, 2018

BOONEVILLE – Looting or vandalizing a Native American burial ground led to felony convictions of two men in Logan County earlier this year. Both were sentenced to 36 months of jail time and were each ordered to pay restitution of $2,000.

AGFC hears first reading of 2019 fishing regulations proposals

July 19, 2018

BATESVILLE – Commissioners heard the first reading of fishing regulations changes proposed for 2019 at today’s regularly scheduled meeting at the Batesville Community and Aquatics Center.

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

July 18, 2018

A happy day is had with a nice trout catch on the cool Beaver Lake tailwater in northwest Arkansas. Photo by Austin Kennedy.

Leftover WMA Deer Hunt Permits available online July 23

July 18, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will sell all leftover permits to participate in special deer permit hunts on Arkansas wildlife management areas beginning at 8 a.m., July 23.

Senate bill proposes $1.3 billion added to wildlife conservation efforts

July 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators James Risch (R-Idaho) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) along with their colleagues Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) introduced groundbreaking legislation in the United States Senate today to provide a critical source of funding for conservation across the country. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (S. 3223) will redirect $1.3 billion annually from energy development on federal lands and waters to the existing Wildlife Conservation Restoration Program.

Spring River danger resolved

July 18, 2018

HARDY – A sinkhole that opened in the Spring River last month has been closed, Commissioner of State Lands John Thurston announced Thursday, July 12. The Commissioner of State Lands office, alongside the Attorney General’s office, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas Geological Survey, the Arkansas Department of Transportation, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, Fulton County Sheriff Albert Roork and Fulton County Judge Darrell Zimmer, as well as local landowners and volunteers, completed work Thursday repairing the sinkhole, located south of Mammoth Spring.