MAYFLOWER – Fur prices are affected by many factors, according to Blake Sasse, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s nongame mammal coordinator. For example, he says, when oil prices are high, Russians are more likely to purchase fur, meaning that demand eventually trickles down to Arkansas trappers of furbearing animals such as the coyote, whose fur is used to line coats.
LITTLE ROCK - Millions of monarchs spent all winter clinging to oyamel fir trees in just a few acres in the mountains of central Mexico. Now they are moving north across the eastern United States and several have already been spotted in south and central Arkansas. Learning where they take a breather during this migration is vitally important to conservationists and biologists throughout the nation, and the public can help.
ST. CHARLES – Dale Bumpers White River national Wildlife Refuge is seeking public comments on a proposal to increase its permit fee from $12.50 to $25, and expand it to include all hunting, fishing camping and boating access on a yearly basis.
LITTLE ROCK - Most turkey hunters wouldn't set foot in the woods without their trusty box call, but most don't know it was invented right here in Arkansas.
BENTON – National researchers publish paper revealing new crayfish species with scientific name honoring AGFC Biologist Brian Wagner.
You are hereby notified that Commissioners of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will meet on the following dates and times to consider any business that may be brought before the Commission. Unless otherwise stated, meetings will be held at the AGFC offices, 2 Natural Resources Drive in Little Rock.
Fishing surveying at Upper and Lower White Oak Lake this week revealed a number of large bass (some in upward of 7 pounds), as the AGFC's District 6 biologists saw.