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NWA hunting group hosts CWD discussion

July 21, 2021

Cory Gray, who leads the AGFC's Research Division, will be part of a public discussion on chronic wasting disease to be held Thursday, July 22, at Rogers' Ozark Beer Co.

Hobbs State Park shooting range reopens

July 21, 2021

The renovated and now reopened Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area shooting range near Rogers has five 100-yards-long shooting lanes, including a mobility-impaired accessible lane. Photo provided by Arkansas State Parks.

Alligator permits drawn; private-land hunting available

July 21, 2021

Permits for hunting alligators on Arkansas's public land were drawn and awarded to 33 hunters, but those who want to hunt alligators on private land still have opportunities through the AGFC's quota system. The two weekends of the season are in September. 

Leftover WMA Deer Hunt Permits available July 21

July 14, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – More than 300 leftover WMA deer hunt permits for Arkansas wildlife management areas will be available for purchase beginning 8 a.m., Wednesday, July 21. These permits cover modern gun, muzzleloader and mobility-impaired hunts that weren’t awarded through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s annual WMA deer permit drawing earlier this month.

Lake Catherine sees third round of smallmouth bass introduction

July 14, 2021

HOT SPRINGS — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists, aided by Chuck Emrick, a Lake Catherine shoreline resident, stocked nearly 48,000 smallmouth bass fingerlings into the smallest of Arkansas’s diamond lakes in early July. This was the third year of an introduction attempt to establish smallmouth bass in Lake Catherine.

Boost the wildlife potential of your hunting property

July 14, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and its partners in conservation are hosting special workshops throughout the state to help landowners improve the wildlife habitat on their property. Whether your focus is deer, turkey, quail or the many non-game species that depend upon healthy habitat, AGFC biologists want to help.

Tappan takes on new role as AGFC Commissioner

July 7, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Governor Asa Hutchinson appointed Philip Tappan as the newest member of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission at a special announcement July 1 at the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center. Tappan replaces exiting Chairman Andrew Parker.