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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Feb. 23, 2023

An angler named Bo from Gentry, Arkansas, landed this very impressive brown trout in the Beaver Lake tailwater this past week. He was fishing with Pautzke Fire Eggs. He released it after this photo was taken. Photo provided by Austin Kennedy.

Bush Named NWTF National Wildlife Officer of the Year

Feb. 22, 2023

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The National Wild Turkey Federation honored Arkansas Wildlife Officer 1st Class Audrey Bush with the National Wildlife Officer of the Year Award for her dedicated commitment to Arkansas’s natural resources. The award was presented to Bush this weekend at the 47th annual NWTF National Convention and Sport Show.

Benton Parks and Recreation leads charge to outdoor opportunities

Feb. 22, 2023

Thanks to instruction and assistance from AGFC educators, Benton residents can now learn skills in fishing, archery, hunting and other outdoors pursuits in addition to traditional offerings.

Wildlife fines provide $645,493 to support conservation education in schools

Feb. 22, 2023

LITTLE ROCK – Thanks to wildlife violation fines collected by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission Division of Rural Services has awarded grants totaling $645,493.22 to promote wildlife education and improve school conservation programs to 206 schools, school districts and conservation districts in 68 Arkansas counties.

Catfish to teach crappie anglers at AGFC nature centers

Feb. 22, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host outdoor writer Keith “Catfish” Sutton for a special seminar this March at two locations in The Natural State.

Arkansas Wildlife Federation contest connects youth to the outdoors through art

Feb. 22, 2023

LITTLE ROCK – Once again, the Arkansas Wildlife Federation and Creative Ideas have come together to promote wildlife education through the arts in the annual Wildlife of Arkansas Student Art Contest. For the 2023 contest, students from kindergarten through 12th grade will submit artwork online through a portal on the AWF website,

Bears, bluebirds and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers highlight AGFC meeting

Feb. 16, 2023

MAGNOLIA — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission today heard several presentations on wildlife and fisheries research projects during its monthly meeting, hosted by Southern Arkansas University. In addition to projects presented by AGFC staff on the 2022 Arkansas bear season, commissioners heard presentations by two SAU students working through the university’s Outdoor Campus.