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Backcountry Hunters and Anglers step up with cleanups

Sept. 9, 2020

PARON — Many people have rediscovered the outdoors since COVID-19 arrived and forced most organized sports and gatherings to shut down. Record sales of fishing and camping equipment and crowded boat ramps and trailheads all speak to the renewed interest Arkansans have in our natural world. One conservation-minded group has gone the extra distance to help protect these resources amid the increased usage. 

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Sept. 2, 2020

This angler enjoyed the trout fishing on the tailwater of the Beaver Lake Dam recently. Photo provided by Austin Kennedy.

Northwest Arkansas sees multiple improvements to fishing access

Sept. 2, 2020

ROGERS — Anglers in Northwest Arkansas will be able to get to their favorite fishing location a little easier with the addition of some much-needed infrastructure improvements, thanks to Marine Fuel Tax funds and contractors with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Rain may change outlook for Arkansas dove, teal season openers

Sept. 2, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Cooler weather and rain may bring mixed emotions for wingshooters looking forward to some September seasons. Cloudbursts brought on the wings of Hurricane Laura have transformed some areas of the state overnight, affecting the prospects for dove hunting and early teal season this year. 

Catfish ‘leftovers’ mean more fishing opportunity throughout state

Sept. 2, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Here’s a reason to get excited about leftovers: The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Fisheries Division has some summer leftovers that will mean more opportunities for Arkansans to catch catfish.

Youth hunters need AGFC ID number to check game, apply for hunts

Sept. 2, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — All hunters, including those under 16, will need to have a free, AGFC-issued Customer Identification Number to check big game or participate in permit drawings beginning this season.

Old decoys spark new interest in outdoors

Sept. 2, 2020

PINE BLUFF — It happens every September. Duck hunters across the country begin to feel the need to dig through their gear and make plans for opening day. Sporting goods stores begin moving waterfowl-hunting equipment from storage to their shelves, and hunters are bombarded with the latest realistic decoys promised to make their next season a success. But what happens to the old decoys left behind in the garage? Eric Maynard, assistant chief of education for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, has a solution to the situation — the AGFC decoy adoption center.