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Poachers harvest hefty fines from deer garden

Sept. 30, 2021

JONESBORO — With the outdoors as their office, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers often work with unusual crime scenes, as poachers often go to extreme lengths to hide their crimes from weather and animals as well as the watchful eyes of neighbors and other hunters. In 2016 Sgt. Jeff Dalton and Cpl. Bret Ditto found one of the most unusual and fertile evidence discoveries of their careers, a literal garden of skulls from illegally poached white-tailed deer. 

AGFC, Ducks Unlimited cook up new recipe for duck food at Dave Donaldson Black River WMA

Sept. 29, 2021

POCAHONTAS — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Ducks Unlimited recently put the finishing touches on a two-year renovation project at the Brookings Moist Soil Unit within Dave Donaldson Black River Wildlife Management Area in Northeast Arkansas. The project promises to substantially increase the amount of food able to be produced for waterfowl in the 151-acre complex of managed native vegetation.

AGFC mobile app offers streamlined license, hunting experience

Sept. 29, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Carry your license, check your game, and read the latest AGFC news all from one convenient location with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s smartphone application.

Arkansas alligator season ends with 161 successful hunters

Sept. 29, 2021

MONTICELLO — The 15th annual Arkansas alligator season came to a close early Monday morning with a nearly full ticket. Hunters harvested 161 alligators during this year’s two-weekend season.

AGFC lowers booms on giant salvinia spread at Lake Columbia and beyond

Sept. 29, 2021

MAGNOLIA – Giant salvinia, a highly invasive aquatic plant that was first detected in Lake Columbia in December 2019, has the full attention of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Fisheries Division. AGFC biologists have partnered with multiple agencies in attempts to slow its potential spread not only in this lake, but in other nearby waterways.

AGFC begins major hatchery renovation in North Arkansas

Sept. 24, 2021

MAMMOTH SPRING — Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners yesterday celebrated a successful partnership with trout anglers to begin a major renovation to the Jim Hinkle Spring River Fish Hatchery today in Fulton County. The hatchery is the only state-owned fish hatchery in Arkansas devoted to the production of trout.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Sept. 23, 2021

Preston Wedel from Kansas City recently landed this gorgeous rainbow trout while fishing the Spring River in northeast Arkansas. Rainbows have been eager to bite there recently. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.