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Fort Smith hunters sweep statewide Big Squirrel challenge

Jan. 12, 2022

FORT SMITH — Despite hunters from eight locations in Arkansas bringing in squirrels to be weighed for this weekend’s inaugural Big Squirrel Challenge, it was bushytail fanatics from western Arkansas who claimed top honors in this year’s statewide squirrel-hunting contest put on by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

AGFC gives Tri-County Lake jetties some depth

Jan. 12, 2022

FORDYCE — Contractors with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission completed a major project at Mike Knoedl Tri-County Lake in Calhoun County in December, improving fishing access and fish habitat on the popular 280-acre lake in south-central Arkansas.

Winter bowhunting opportunities offer last chance to complete Triple Trophy Award for deer hunters

Jan. 12, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – Modern gun deer hunting is in the rearview mirror for the 2021-22 deer season, but there’s still time to fill a tag with archery tackle until the end of February. For those who have already taken a deer during Arkansas’s modern gun season and one during Arkansas’s muzzleloader season, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Triple Trophy Award may yet be within reach.

AGFC prepares for 16th year of Youth Shooting Sports Program

Jan. 12, 2022

JACKSONVILLE — This year’s tournaments may be months away, but Jimmy Self, shooting sports coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, is busy sorting, filing and getting things ready for another season of introducing Arkansas youth to shotgun skills and competitive trap shooting with the AGFC Youth Shooting Sports Program.

Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Kids Zone returns to ‘doubled up’ Big Buck Classic

Jan. 12, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — COVID-19 may have put the brakes on last season’s year-end celebration of deer hunting, but the bucks are back and twice as nice at this year’s Arkansas Big Buck Classic, Jan. 21-23. This also means the return of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation’s extremely popular Kids Zone, which will be housed in the Arts and Crafts Building of the Arkansas State Fairgrounds and will be open during the entire event.

Service Announces Public Hearing and Re-opening of Public Comment Period on Proposal to Delist the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

Jan. 12, 2022

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening the public comment period for 30 days on the September 30, 2021 proposal to remove the ivory-billed woodpecker from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife due to extinction.

AGFC, partners stock more than 12.5 million fish in 2021

Jan. 5, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Anglers wetting a line in the waters of The Natural State have a lot of fishing, and fish, to look forward to. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service trout hatcheries and other partners, delivered more than 12.5 million fish to Arkansas waters during 2021.