As the minutes tick away to opening day of waterfowl season, every duck hunter starts focusing on frigid conditions and starts to get geared up for the main event in Arkansas’s hunting season lineup. Coffee shops across the Grand Prairie will be showing just as much Weather Channel as they will college football as hunters keep an eye on cold fronts and rain bringing the next wave of “new ducks” to fields and flooded timber. Thanks to the work of dedicated biologists, avid duck hunters have another resource to plan for their hunts – the AGFC’s Weekly Waterfowl Report.
Amid a clear blue sky and unseasonably warm temperatures, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission broke ground last week on the planned Northwest Arkansas nature center. The ceremony was held on the 61-acre site along Spring Creek in Springdale.
The Beautiful Buffalo River Action Committee announced the launch of its website Monday. BBRAC created an independent website to share relevant information regarding the preservation of the Buffalo River as a state and national landmark. The website provides information about BBRAC, useful resources and engagement opportunities for the public.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has partnered with the United States Department of Agriculture and the Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts to host five special quail-focused workshops throughout the state on Nov. 7 and Nov. 9.
Arkansas' "big" deer season is approaching, but kids will get first shot.The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's Special Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt is set for Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5, across the state. The hunt is open in all private land zones and most wildlife management areas. The only areas not open on those days will be wildlife management areas where permits are required for deer hunting.
Trout stocking will begin this month on area ponds and streams, including the tailwater of Carpenter Dam below Lake Catherine.
With the recent announcement of current director Jeff Crow stepping down in February, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has begun the process of advertising and recruiting its next leader.