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AGFC hatchery boosts birthrate in Arkansas walleye

March 29, 2023

CENTERTON — In early March, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff from the C.B. “Charlie” Craig State Fish Hatchery in Centerton teamed up with other AGFC staff from northwest Arkansas to gather walleye from the King’s River and boost the success of their spawn for the future of Arkansas angling.

Bear den surveys reflect influence of summer drought

March 29, 2023

WALDRON — Last summer’s drought may have some lingering impact on Arkansas’s black bear reproduction, but there’s no immediate cause for alarm, according to Myron Means, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s large carnivore program coordinator.

Turkey trending up in recent survey results

March 29, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — Turkey hunters have some good news to look forward to this season. According to recent interviews featured in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Arkansas Wildlife magazine and podcast, reproductive rates have seen slow improvements over the last three years.

Deadline extended for Arkansas Wildlife Federation student art contest

March 29, 2023

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Wildlife Federation has extended the deadline for its Wildlife of Arkansas Student Art Contest. Students from kindergarten through 12th grade now may submit artwork online by April 15 through a portal on the AWF website,

AGFC Commissioner Meeting Notice

March 28, 2023

You are hereby notified that Commissioners of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will meet on the following date and times to consider any business that may be brought before the Commission. Unless otherwise stated, meetings will be held at the AGFC offices, 2 Natural Resources Dr. in Little Rock.

Catfish regulation survey available

March 28, 2023

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is exploring the idea of enacting two regulations concerning trophy catfishing on the Mississippi River. A formal survey has been launched at and will be available for comment until April 7 to measure public opinion on the two possible regulations changes.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

March 23, 2023

One of fishing guide Del Colvin's customers on Bull Shoals Lake hauled in this nice black bass this past week. Photo provided by Del Colvin.