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Wild Science Webinar: May 2023 - The Egyptian Goose Invasion and Methods Used to Spawn and Culture Walleye

May 10, 2023

The Wild Science Webinar is a monthly series featuring Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff and guest speakers presenting research and projects about Arkansas fish and wildlife. Percy Marshall, a Graduate Student from the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville will be presenting "The Egyptian Goose: Tracking an Invasion" and Joe Adams, Hatchery Manager, will be presenting "An Overview of Methods Used at the C.B. "Charlie" Craig State Fish Hatchery to Spawn and Culture Walleye". 

Get to the squirrel woods and cook up some fun

May 9, 2023

SPRINGDALE — Arkansas squirrel hunters have two big dates to remember this year. May 15 is the annual opening day of squirrel season, and September 23 will be the best way to use those tasty squirrels. That’s the day the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center will host Joe Wilson and the 2023 World Champion Squirrel Cook Off.

AGFC improving parking area at Lower White Oak Lake

May 9, 2023

CAMDEN — The Lower Jack’s Access at Lower White Oak Lake will be closed May 12-June 30 for an extensive renovation.

Follow the fish during the post-spawn with the aid of the AGFC

May 8, 2023

HOT SPRINGS — Many anglers will be following the fish to deeper water in the next few months as the spawn begins to wrap up for many bass and crappie. Now’s the time to scout out some of the most recent fish attractors placed in your favorite lake by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

35 years of trout magic celebrated in Arkansas Wildlife Magazine

May 4, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — The May/June issue of Arkansas Wildlife, the official magazine of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, includes an article about a truly magical place: “Tight against the massive Norfork National Fish Hatchery near Norfork Dam and just under a mile long, Dry Run Creek in Baxter County has been called the crown jewel of the state’s trout fisheries.”

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

May 4, 2023

Mike and Sam Sumrow of Joliet, Illinois, landed this nice 15.5-inch crappie on Tuesday as part of their haul fishing Norfork Lake in north Arkansas. Lou Gabric of Hummingbird Hideaway Resort and a regular contributor to the Fishing Report, related that Sam started fishing Norfork Lake as a youngster with her parents. Now she visits twice a year with her husband, Mike. On Wednesday, Sam was able to land her first striped bass as an adult. “They are both really excited and are having a blast,” Lou said.

Magnet Cove brothers break through for Commissioners’ Cup win

May 3, 2023

HOT SPRINGS — Once the early morning thunderstorms had passed Saturday, the day turned out to be perfect for fishing and the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation’s 5th annual Commissioners’ Cup, presented by XPress Boats, on Lake Hamilton. Brothers Dakota and Dalton Reid, with their dad serving them as boat captain, had the biggest two-person haul of the day – 18.66 pounds with a five-bass stringer – to win the senior division.