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Take paddling fun seriously

May 24, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — A friend of mine who grew up in Yell County was a regular visitor of the creeks that zig-zag through the Ozark and Ouachita mountains. One of his favorite fishing, swimming and paddling spots was Big Piney Creek in Pope County.

A little tinkering brings reels back to life

May 13, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Outdoorsmen have as much fun tinkering, fiddling and piddling as they do hunting, fishing or looking for wildlife.

Arkansas volunteers honored by National Park Service

April 29, 2020

JASPER — Thousands of paddlers, hikers, anglers and other recreationists who enjoy moving water haul away tons of discarded metal, plastic and wooden debris from rivers and streams each year. Some outdoor groups organize cleanup days that attract hundreds of helpers.

Graduating wildlife officers receive words of wisdom

July 22, 2019

CONWAY — Ten cadets became Arkansas wildlife officers during graduation July 19 at Antioch Baptist Church in Conway. They completed 18 weeks of instruction at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s H.C. “Red” Morris Enforcement Training Center at Mayflower.
 

Spice up your cookout with Buffalo catfish

June 12, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Is anything more popular at a tailgate or holiday party than Buffalo chicken wings? We’ve taken the Buffalo chicken wing craze and crossed it with fried catfish, another Southern staple, and thrown in a little Cajun spice for good measure.

Rattlesnake Ridge becomes 73rd natural area

May 23, 2018

ROLAND - Visitors to Pinnacle Mountain State Park probably have noticed Rattlesnake Ridge, which divides the Maumelle River and Little Maumelle River watersheds. As the state’s 73rd natural area, dedicated May 2, its 373 acres will provide a playground for outdoor enthusiasts.

Biologists split hairs over bears

April 11, 2018

HOT SPRINGS - This summer, researchers from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the University of Arkansas at Monticello will attempt to determine whether bear zone 4, in the Gulf Coastal Plain of southern Arkansas, will join the state’s four bear zones open for hunting.