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Archery bear hunt quota met in Zone 1

Sept. 26, 2018

MOUNTAIN HOME – Bear hunting with a bow was over nearly before it started this year in Bear Zone 1. In only three days, the 250-bear quota was met by bowhunters bagging their bruins.
The 72-hour season has some hunters scratching their heads, but Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Large Carnivore Program Coordinator Myron Means explains that it’s not due to a huge spike in the bear population or harvest-checking hijinks.  

Captive wildlife regulation changes proposed

Sept. 26, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Staff with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission presented the first reading of proposed changes to the Commission’s captive wildlife regulations, including those related to the permitting of medically significant venomous reptiles, at last week’s Commission meeting in Fort Smith. 

Drop-off locations available for CWD tests

Sept. 26, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has placed dozens of special drop-off containers for hunters to submit chronic wasting disease samples from their deer this year. Locations of these specially marked coolers and other CWD testing options are available at www.agfc.com/cwd.
 

Trapping workshop in Mountain View Sept. 29

Sept. 26, 2018

MOUNTAIN VIEW - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a special trapping workshop beginning at 9:30 on Sept. 29 at the Mountain View High School Fishing Derby Pond. Anyone interested in learning how to trap predators and other furbearers is welcome to attend and learn more about this interesting outdoor pursuit.
 

Watch the September 20, 2018 Commission Meeting

Sept. 20, 2018

The September 2018 meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is available to watch live on YouTube.

Commission passes nonresident waterfowl permit changes effective 2019-20 season

Sept. 20, 2018

FORT SMITH – Commissioners voted to amend nonresident waterfowl permits to be valid only during certain portions of the duck season at today’s regularly scheduled Commission meeting at the Temple Live Event Center in Fort Smith. The change, however, will not go into effect until the 2019-20 waterfowl season.

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Sept. 19, 2018

With the bass all chasing to shad to the egrets on Millwood Lake, this is a great time to take a kid there for a fun fight with a 2- to 3-pound bass, guide Mike Siefert says. Photo provided by Mike Siefert.