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AGFC has grand gift idea for the last-minute holiday shopper

Dec. 16, 2020

Anyone looking for a special gift for the waterfowl-obsessed man or woman on their Christmas list may want to make a special visit to an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Nature Center this year. While supplies last, anyone who purchases a license or stamp at an AGFC nature center will receive a free softcover copy of Brent Birch’s book, “The Grand Prairie.”

Specially tagged trout filling AGFC’s stockings this winter

Dec. 16, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — One of the annual traditions at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is the yearly stocking of rainbow trout to Family and Community Fishing Program locations from November through February. Another tradition is to add special prize-winning tags to randomly selected fish in these stockings for anglers to enjoy even more.

Christmas trees become ‘Habitat for the Holidays’

Dec. 16, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Give this year’s Christmas tree another life after the yuletide celebrations by donating it to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Habitat for the Holidays program. 

Ozark Highlands Nature Center opens in Northwest Arkansas

Dec. 10, 2020

SPRINGDALE – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unveiled its fifth and largest nature center to date in the heart of Northwest Arkansas in front of a small in-person gathering and for countless others attending via Facebook. The J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center stands as the crown jewel in the AGFC’s network of education facilities throughout the state, and will begin to welcome guests into its exhibit area beginning tomorrow morning by scheduled appointment.

Commission authorizes funding for critical habitat-enhancement projects

Dec. 10, 2020

SPRINGDALE – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission authorized $760,000 to be allocated to five engineering projects vital for fish and wildlife conservation during today’s meeting. The meeting took place at the newly constructed J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center, preceding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the location.

Roadwork an annual certainty on WMAs

Dec. 9, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission owns more than 385,000 acres of wildlife management areas to offer wildlife habitat and public hunting and angling opportunities in The Natural State, but much more goes into public access than a parking location. Last year the AGFC spent more than $678,000 to maintain the vast network of roads on WMAs, and that is a shadow of what is truly needed to keep these access points open.

Reserve your trip to the AGFC’s newest nature center

Dec. 9, 2020

SPRINGDALE — With its much-anticipated grand opening this Friday, the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center is sure to become another must-see venue in Northwest Arkansas. While the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission anticipates well over 100,000 visitors per year at the new center, social-distancing measures must be kept in place during the current pandemic.