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Public bear surveys can help bear conservation in Arkansas

April 13, 2022

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is proposing to expand bear-hunting opportunities in The Natural State, and the public can help biologists fill some critical data on the species, thanks to the social media site iNaturalist.

Northern Bobwhite Conservation Stamp artwork to be unveiled

April 13, 2022

LINCOLN, Arkansas — The artwork for the fourth edition of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Northern Bobwhite Conservation Stamp will be unveiled in a ceremony at the Historic Cane Hill Gallery at 2:30 p.m. April 16.

Wedington WMA presents nonhunting opportunities in spring

April 13, 2022

FAYETTEVILLE – The rolling Wedington Wildlife Management Area, situated within the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests, offers fall hunting for deer and dove, but the area is as well known among local residents for its year-round nonhunting activities.

Trio builds more than knowledge through women’s outdoor workshops, program

April 13, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — If you ask Teresa Sollis Gray about her favorite takeaway from this year’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Spring Event held by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, she’ll tell you she has two — Meganne Townsend and Tammie Lenoard. But these three ladies didn’t just get to know one another this spring; their friendship was forged through BOW nearly four years ago.

Biologists churning away at moist-soil habitat for ducks

April 13, 2022

POCAHONTAS — The only thing people are breaking out the shotguns for may be turkey, but that doesn’t mean Arkansas Game and Fish staff aren’t hard at work laying the groundwork for next year’s duck season on public hunting areas and waterfowl rest areas. It’s planting season for most farmers, and the same holds true for land managers looking to put more food on the table for next year’s migration in the state’s 8,800 acres of intensively managed moist soil habitat.

Frog Bayou and Ozark Lake WMAs reopened

April 13, 2022

ALMA – Due to the lack of available pilots, this week’s U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Service aerial operations at Frog Bayou and Ozark Lake wildlife management areas have been suspended. The operations are part of a program aimed at reducing feral hog populations in the areas.

Frog Bayou and Ozark Lake WMAs closed beginning April 11

April 8, 2022

ALMA – Frog Bayou and Ozark Lake wildlife management areas will be closed to daytime public access April 11-15. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, in cooperation with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will be conducting aerial operations aimed at reducing feral hog populations in the areas. The flights will be dependent on the weather.