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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.

AGFC announces director of new northwest Arkansas nature center

July 1, 2020

SPRINGDALE — Exhibits are under construction and the landscaping is still underway, but when the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center opens this fall, it will already have 25 years of experience manning the helm. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission recently announced Schelly Corry, a transplant from Alabama with an extensive career in education and exhibit planning and management, to lead the team at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s newest nature center in Springdale.

Reeves’ time on commission ‘exceeded my expectations’

July 1, 2020

HARRISON — Every Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioner in recent years, it seems, has had to deal with some major, unexpected situation during his one year as chairman. For Ken Reeves, his year leading the commission was affected by a worldwide crisis that arrived this spring and affected every aspect of Arkansans’ lives, and saw the agency headquarters and other offices such as nature centers around the state temporarily shuttered.