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Bear hunters needed to provide research samples

Oct. 13, 2021

SPRINGDALE — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking anyone who harvests a bear in the Ouachita Mountains or Ozarks to consider helping collect valuable samples from their bear to help research an increased occurrence of mange in the Ozark bear population.

Color Fest returns to Arkansas elk country

Oct. 13, 2021

PONCA – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Ponca Nature Center will hold its 16th annual Color Fest Fine Art Exhibition, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 22-23. The event offers an open-air perspective of fascinating work by some of the best artists in the Ozarks.

Waterfowl guidebook available online

Oct. 13, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The 2021-22 Waterfowl Guidebook will soon be arriving in AGFC regional offices, nature centers and local sporting goods stores and license vendors throughout the state. An electronic version also is available for those who want to carry a copy on their smartphone, or simply want to get a sneak peek at what’s new for the season.

Little Red River Nimmo Access ramp renovation delayed

Oct. 13, 2021

SEARCY — The boat ramp at the Nimmo Access on the Little Red River was scheduled to be replaced in the coming weeks.  However, due to ongoing work across the river on Mallard Pond Road at Hurricane WMA, the Nimmo Access ramp project will be postponed until further notice.

Meetings scheduled to provide details on duck season water level and forest management changes

Oct. 6, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a series of public meetings in October and November to explain recently announced changes to some of Arkansas’s most popular duck-hunting areas.

The meetings will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the following dates at these locations:

Learn the ropes at Central Arkansas fly-fishing fair

Oct. 6, 2021

LITTLE ROCK —  The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Arkansas Fly Fishers will host a special fly-fishing event from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center in the River Market District of Downtown Little Rock. Anyone interested in fly-fishing, fly-tying or simply enjoying the beauty of a stream flowing through the mountains in fall is encouraged to attend.

Arkansas bear hunting check system running, quota still open

Oct. 6, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — An unfortunate technical issue that appeared during the opening weekend of Arkansas’s deer and bear archery hunting seasons has been resolved and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking any hunters who were unable to check their bear during the last week to try to submit their information to help manage Arkansas’s bear population.