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Frog Bayou and Ozark Lake WMAs reopened

April 13, 2022

ALMA – Due to the lack of available pilots, this week’s U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Service aerial operations at Frog Bayou and Ozark Lake wildlife management areas have been suspended. The operations are part of a program aimed at reducing feral hog populations in the areas.

Frog Bayou and Ozark Lake WMAs closed beginning April 11

April 8, 2022

ALMA – Frog Bayou and Ozark Lake wildlife management areas will be closed to daytime public access April 11-15. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, in cooperation with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will be conducting aerial operations aimed at reducing feral hog populations in the areas. The flights will be dependent on the weather.

AGFC to renovate Lake Saracen fishing pier

April 8, 2022

PINE BLUFF — Contractors with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will refurbish the public fishing pier on Lake Saracen beginning April 15.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

April 7, 2022

Mark Crawford guided Hannah (no last name available) to a nice rainbow catch on the Spring River this past week. The Spring River has a lot of water now, making wading difficult, but the boating anglers are finding trout biting great when they add a little more weight to get the fly down. Also, Mark notes that the campgrounds have all opened for the summer season, and  they'll provide more wade access when the high water drops. Trout stockings have add more catch possibilities, too, he says.

 

 

 

Students at Subiaco Academy take first steps into the outdoors

April 6, 2022

SUBIACO — With 500 acres of wooded terrain beside Mount Magazine Wildlife Management Area, Subiaco Academy has enjoyed a rich history of introducing young men to the outdoors as well as preparing them for productive lives. However, during the last few decades, as pursuits sports and other extracurricular activities have become increasingly organized and some of the more outdoors-oriented faculty have left, there has been a need to revitalize outdoor experiences at the school. Nick McDaniel, a new science teacher on the hill, was hired with the goal of reinvigorating the school’s outdoor program.

Avoid these mistakes in the turkey woods

April 6, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Col. Brad Young isn’t just chief of law enforcement for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, he’s a dyed-in-the-wool hunter who was introduced to the turkey woods by his grandfather when he was 7 years old. During more than 30 years in the turkey woods, he’s learned quite a few tricks through trial-and-error, and has seen many face frustration when they wear a turkey vest for the first time. While he’s not about to give up the goods on his favorite turkey hunting locations, Young does have some great advice for everyone as we begin to see people heading to the woods in search of their first Arkansas gobbler.

Lake Poinsett Rededicated, Ready for Boating, Anglers

April 6, 2022

HARRISBURG – Lake Poinsett was officially rededicated Tuesday with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff and local officials on hand at Lake Poinsett State Park to celebrate the completion of the lake’s $3.5 million renovation.