Jan. 5, 2022
Jeff Williams Editor, Arkansas Wildlife Magazine
Imagine catching alligator gar from a sandbar in the Arkansas River between Little Rock and North Little Rock. Before the days of dams on the river, it was possible. In the January/February issue of Arkansas Wildlife, D.L. Grantham, now in his 80s, takes us back to his younger days when he and his fishing buddies hooked and snared alligator gar in the middle of a bustling capital city.
That’s just one of the articles about the Arkansas outdoors in the current issue. In another, Randy Brents, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s “burn boss,” explains why prescribed fire, when used correctly, is a valuable land-management tool for public and private land.
We check in with a crew improving habitat on the shore of Beaver Lake and below its surface by turning trees into fish habitat. The issue also includes two articles about science that can be beneficial – a study of Arkansas bank anglers and another about how water and temperature affect trees in valuable duck hunting grounds.
Those articles are just for starters — there’s much more to read about in your AGFC magazine, published every two months and including the July-to-July calendar issue. In fact, we’ll feature the first 50 years of Buffalo National River, America’s first national river, in the March/April issue. Not a subscriber? Stop missing out and order at arkansaswildlife.com or call 800-283-2664. It’s only $12 per year. Save by ordering two years for $20 or three years for $25.