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Commission approves Arkansas trout permit increase to benefit hatchery, trout program

May 16, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission voted unanimously to increase the fees for resident and nonresident trout permits during today’s regularly scheduled meeting in Little Rock. The new price for resident trout permits will be $10 annually, while the nonresident trout permit will increase to $20 annually.

Watch the May 2019 Commission Meeting Live

May 16, 2019

The May 16, 2019 Meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is available live at the link below:

Barton Junior High earns bid for top level of archery competition

May 15, 2019

Louisville, KY — Led by a fourth-place finish in the overall 8th grade girls competition by Millee Mobley, the Wildkittens of Barton Junior High placed 15th out of 275 middle school teams at the National Archery in the Schools National Competition last week. The high score qualifies the team to advance to the NASP Open and Championship, held in Nashville, Tennessee, July 25-27. 

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

May 15, 2019

Sandra Nash, niece of guide and regular Fishing Report contributor Austin Kennedy, found an opportunity to catch this rainbow trout in the Beaver Dam tailwater recently. 

‘Big Catch’ fishing derby and community festival back on for MacArthur Park May 18

May 15, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Community First Alliance, Inc. will host Arkansas’s largest community fishing event this Saturday at MacArthur Park in Little Rock. The “Big Catch” will celebrate its fifth year in The Natural State, combining fishing, food and a day of fun for the whole family in one package.

Arkansas squirrel season opens to cool spring weather

May 15, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas’s squirrel season officially opens May 15 each year. The season will remain open until the end of February, making it Arkansas's longest hunting season.
 

Bald Knob survives for another AYSSP region title; Beebe wins north juniors

May 15, 2019

The Bulldogs Gray Trap Team, led by seniors Paige Hanna and Hunter Throckmorton, captured another title in the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program's North Senior Regional Saturday at the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Jacksonville Shooting Sports Complex, but it took those two seniors’ near-perfect shooting to outlast Conway Cat Trap 1.