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AGFC buildings reopening to public access July 15

July 14, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will reopen its doors to public access for the first time since March beginning this Wednesday. All buildings will have limited public access as part of the state’s reopening process.

Leftover WMA Deer Hunting Permits available July 14

July 13, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Nearly 200 leftover WMA deer hunt permits for Arkansas wildlife management areas will be available for purchase beginning 8 a.m., Tuesday, July 14. 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.

Historic wildlife conservation act makes leap forward

July 8, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC — Wildlife conservation efforts across Arkansas may see a dramatic boost in the near future, thanks to the passage of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act by the U.S. House of Representatives last week.

Comment on proposed Arkansas fishing regulations changes

July 8, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking for public comments on possible changes to fishing regulations for 2021. Changes to general fishing rules, rules for commercial anglers and fish farms are all being evaluated before the Fisheries Division formally proposes them to the Commission in August. The AGFC posted a survey to gather public input in May which will close July 17.

Arkansas Wildlife calendar available to subscribers

July 8, 2020

LITTLE ROCK - One of the most requested items from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission rolls off the presses and heads to people’s mailboxes each July. The calendar issue of Arkansas Wildlife magazine, the award-winning magazine of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, is being delivered to subscribers’ doors as you read this, and it’s not too late to act to get your hands on one.

Rob Finley appointed new Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioner

July 1, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Friday the appointment of Rob Finley of Mountain Home to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Finley will fill the seat of Commissioner Ken Reeves of Harrison, who will end his term at the end of June.

Blue-green algae advisory lifted at Lake Overcup

July 1, 2020

MORRILTON — A health advisory warning against swimming in and allowing pets and livestock to drink from Lake Overcup has been lifted, according to biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.