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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Jan. 12, 2023

James Clingan sent us a rarity for the Weekly Fishing Report, a catch of a sauger by James' girlfriend, Ashley, at Lock and Dam 5 on the Arkansas River. "It's her very first catch. Talk about excited," James said.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Waterfowl Report

Jan. 11, 2023

Geese take to the sky as the AGFC's aerial survey plane flies overhead. Photo by Jason Carbaugh.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Jan. 5, 2023

Mike Casey Sr., a finance professor at the University of Central Arkansas, caught a few keeper crappie in Lake Conway on Dec. 20 with his colleague Tom Snyder. They were fishing with Bobby Garland Jigs. The weather was great, giving the pair a good day for canoeing down Gold Creek. Photo provided by Tom Snyder.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Waterfowl Report

Jan. 4, 2023

Most of the mid-to-south Arkansas Delta and its bottomland hardwoods are fully flooded after this past Monday's torrential rain that put 8-12 inches on parts of the landscape. Mallard numbers are expected to be up in the AGFC's January Midwinter aerial survey underway this week. Photo by Mike Wintroath.

Hutton internship for high school students provides opportunity at AGFC

Jan. 4, 2023

LITTLE ROCK – A Feb. 14 deadline is fast approaching for high school students to apply for one of four American Fisheries Society’s Hutton Scholar paid internships that will be available through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission this summer. The AFS’ Junior Fisheries Biology Program internship and mentoring program is a summerlong, hands-on education experience designed primarily for minority and female high school students.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Waterfowl Report

Dec. 28, 2022

As we move into January, mallards begin shifting their diet more to the invertebrates and macronutrients within the soil and in moist-soil units before heading back to the breeding grouunds to the north. Photo by Mike Wintroath.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Waterfowl Report

Dec. 21, 2022

December mallard numbers are up from the past four years in Arkansas, and maybe more could be joining the crowd with the latest Arctic cold blast about to arrive. Photo by Mike Wintroath.