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Five WRICE fields offered for early teal hunt Sept. 25-26

Sept. 16, 2021

LITTLE ROCK - Five private rice fields that are part of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement program are being made available to public hunters via draw for next weekend, Sept. 25-26, during the state’s special early teal season.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Sept. 16, 2021

The rainbow trout have been hitting great on the Spring River in northeast Arkansas, according to guide Mark Crawford, and angler Debra Heaton (pictured) got to experience that recently with Mark. Small nymphs have been great for numbers. Blue-wing olives and caddis are hatching heavy most days. Anything to imitate them works. He adds that spin-fishing has been hot with Trout Magnets with the low, clear water.

Fishing derbies kick off Arkansas Hunting and Fishing Week

Sept. 15, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host fishing derbies throughout the state Sept. 18 in celebration of Arkansas Hunting and Fishing Week.

Shed some light on your scouting with the 2020-21 Deer Summary Report

Sept. 15, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Hunters interested in scouting a new piece of public hunting land may want to take a look at the recently published 2020-21 Arkansas Deer Summary Report to look for top prospects in their corner of the state.

Arkansas alligator season opens Sept. 17

Sept. 15, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansans looking for adventure in the wetlands may want to call a friend in south Arkansas to see if there’s an opportunity to take part in this year’s private land alligator hunt Sept. 17-20 and Sept. 24-27. While public hunting opportunities have all been awarded through the AGFC’s draw process in July, private land hunting for alligators follows a quota system that offers more opportunities for people who weren’t lucky enough to draw a public hunting permit.

Fall archery tournament great warm-up for deer season

Sept. 15, 2021

MAYFLOWER — The Arkansas Bowhunters Association will host its annual Fall State Championship and Bowhunter Bonanza at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Camp Robinson Special Use Area in Mayflower Sept. 18-19. Anyone interested in 3D archery and joining a group of avid archers is welcome to attend.

AGFC proposing fishing regulation change at Sugar Loaf Lake

Sept. 15, 2021

MIDLAND — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is taking public comments on a proposal to remove the 13- to 16-inch length limit on largemouth bass at Sugar Loaf Lake in Sebastian County.