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Get in gear with Arkansas Wildlife magazine

Jan. 5, 2022

Imagine catching alligator gar from a sandbar in the Arkansas River between Little Rock and North Little Rock. Before the days of dams on the river, it was possible. In the January/February issue of Arkansas Wildlife, D.L. Grantham, now in his 80s, takes us back to his younger days when he and his fishing buddies hooked and snared alligator gar in the middle of a bustling capital city.

American Fisheries Society's Hutton Scholar Program

Jan. 5, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – Two Arkansas high school students will have the opportunity for eight-week internships with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Fisheries Division this summer. Each of the American Fisheries Society Hutton Scholar interns who are chosen by a selection committee will be paid and the students will have AGFC biologists providing mentorship for the summer.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Jan. 5, 2022

Ducks are observed by drone over a field that was soaked by recent rains. After a dry several weeks to the Arkansas 2021-22 duck season, recent rain events have given waterfowl more habitat in state to stay awhile during migration. 

CWD found in Randolph County

Dec. 31, 2021

DALTON – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has confirmed that a hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken in Randolph County tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

Carbaugh Goes Airborne in Study of Waterfowl

Dec. 29, 2021

AGFC biologist Jason Carbaugh's many duties include banding birds, including wood ducks, doves and Canada geese. Here he is releasing a banded wood duck back into the wild.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Dec. 29, 2021

Ducks find some much needed habitat and safety from hunters at the Wrape Plantation rest area at George H. Dunklin Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area in an undated photo. Photo by Mike Wintroath.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Dec. 22, 2021

The weekend's rains gave ducks more habitat to make a stopover in Arkansas for some of the AGFC's moist-soil habitat. Dry conditions still exist in many spots, but the soil is primed to hold more rainfall now, biologists note. Photo by Mike Wintroath.