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Service Announces Public Hearing and Re-opening of Public Comment Period on Proposal to Delist the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

Jan. 12, 2022

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening the public comment period for 30 days on the September 30, 2021 proposal to remove the ivory-billed woodpecker from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife due to extinction.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Jan. 12, 2022

A mallard drake makes his getaway from an area at Halowell Reservoir in this undated photo. Photo by Mike Wintroath.

AGFC Commissioner Meeting Notice

Jan. 10, 2022

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 Dr. in Little Rock. To view the Thursday commission meeting, please click on this link.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Jan. 6, 2022

Dale Clark landed this beautiful, hefty rainbow trout while fishing the Spring River in north Arkansas recently. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.

AGFC, partners stock more than 12.5 million fish in 2021

Jan. 5, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Anglers wetting a line in the waters of The Natural State have a lot of fishing, and fish, to look forward to. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service trout hatcheries and other partners, delivered more than 12.5 million fish to Arkansas waters during 2021.

Ozark Highlands Nature Center earns national recognition

Jan. 5, 2022

SPRINGDALE — The J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center and Split Rock Studios were honored by the National Association of Interpretation with a second-place national showing at the organization’s 2021 professional awards ceremony held in December.

Bushytail Boudin one more reason to enroll in Arkansas's Big Squirrel Challenge

Jan. 5, 2022

CASSCOE — With squirrel season in full swing until the end of February and the statewide Big Squirrel Challenge this weekend, Wil Hafner, facility manager for the AGFC’s Potlatch Cook’s Lake Nature Center in east-central Arkansas, has pulled a page from his wild game cookbook to pique the interest of hunters and home cooks alike. This time he’s giving up the goods on a bayou classic: boudin.