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Gov. Hutchinson proclaims Sept. 26 National Hunting and Fishing Week in Arkansas

Sept. 17, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners watched a special video at their regularly scheduled meeting today from Gov. Asa Hutchinson, recognizing Sept. 26 as National Hunting and Fishing Day in Arkansas and proclaiming the week leading up to it as Arkansas Hunting and Fishing Week.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Sept. 16, 2020

Craig Harrison of Bryant pulled this catfish, a 20-pounder, out of the Arkansas River recently using skipjack.

Swallow-tailed kites successfully raise young in Arkansas after 130-year absence

Sept. 16, 2020

FOUKE — With less than a year before his scheduled retirement, Mike Harris, an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission senior technician at Sulphur River Wildlife Management Area, completed a quest that’s been a decade in the making — documenting the first pair of swallow-tailed kites to successfully raise young in Arkansas since 1890. With the help of a live photo from an iPhone, showing adult kites feeding a fledgling, the Arkansas Audubon Society Bird Records Committee confirmed his finding in August.

Progress at Lake Poinsett

Sept. 16, 2020

HARRISBURG — As trucks unload large gray riprap and spray improved shorelines around Lake Poinsett in Poinsett County, Brett Timmons and his natural resources program technician, Tristan Bulice from Arkansas State University, continue to drag artificial habitat structures to the bed of the lake, nearing the end of a three-year marathon. The 471-acre lake has been dry since 2017 to complete a massive renovation involving many moving parts.

AGFC, Historic Cane Hill debut newest Bobwhite Conservation Stamp

Sept. 16, 2020

LINCOLN – Clay Connor’s rendering of a quail sitting on barbed-wire fencing above shrubby cover and native grasses, entitled “Beyond the Wire at Summits Ridge,” was unveiled Saturday, Sept. 12, as the image on the 2020-21 Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Northern Bobwhite Conservation Stamp in a ceremony held at nearby Historic Cane Hill.

AGFC accepting applications for wildlife officers

Sept. 16, 2020

The AGFC is taking applications for its next class of wildlife officer cadets. Applications will be accepted until Oct. 9, 2020.

Significant damage to Fitton Cave discovered at Buffalo National River

Sept. 16, 2020

HARRISON – In August 2020, Buffalo National River staff discovered significant damage at Fitton Cave in Buffalo National River in Newton County.