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AGFC graduates new class of wildlife officers

Aug. 5, 2020

MAYFLOWER – One dozen new wildlife officers will be hitting the fields and forests of The Natural State this summer, after graduating from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s training program. The graduation ceremony took place July 31 at the H.C. “Red” Morris Enforcement Training Center off Arkansas Highway 89.

Late summer means trouble bruins

Aug. 5, 2020

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas’s bear population has made the news on more than one occasion in the last few weeks. Arkansas Game and Fish Biologists have had to relocate some black bears from a few towns in The Natural State recently, with one even taking a stroll on the University of Arkansas’s campus. The uptick in sightings is fairly common for this time of the year, but there are a few things people can do to help keep these wild animals in the woods and out of trouble.

AGFC shooting range offers special deals for National Shooting Sports Month

Aug. 5, 2020

MAYFLOWER — With more than two months of shooting time under their belt since reopening the Dr. James E. Moore Jr. Camp Robinson Firing Range, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff are ready to celebrate National Shooting Sports Month. A variety of offers are available to any member of the general public during August.

Greenbrier, Beebe ponds join AGFC Family and Community Program roster

Aug. 5, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Two locations have been added to the lineup of ponds in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program, bringing the total number of ponds statewide to 49. Also, a new Geographic Information System mapping tool has been added to the AGFC’s website that will make it easy to find all 49 statewide ponds.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Aug. 5, 2020

Happy Caldwell, an 81-year-old angler, had a happy day fishing recently with guide John Duncan on DeGray Lake.

Apply for an Arkansas private land dove hunt August 1-15

July 31, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will accept applications for its private land dove hunting program Aug. 1-15 for five private fields throughout the state. The following locations and dates are available for the 2020 hunt drawing:

Biologists planting the seeds for future fishing at Lake Monticello

July 29, 2020

MONTICELLO — With blistering summer heat upon us, most anglers reserve their fishing for the relative comfort of early morning. Fisheries biologists working on Lake Monticello took to that same schedule when they conducted a massive habitat project on the lakebed of Lake Monticello in Drew County last week. Getting an early start Monday through Friday, 15 biologists from across the state joined forces to create an extensive labyrinth of wooden cover in key portions of the lake while it is undergoing repairs.