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Rice breast in ducks unsightly but no cause for alarm

Dec. 9, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Talk about rice in Arkansas, and the relationship to ducks and duck hunting isn’t far behind. One type of “rice” hunters may discover when duck hunting has nothing to do with Arkansas’s favorite grain, and often fuels calls to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s biologists and wildlife health line.

Christmas and antlerless-only deer hunts to wrap up 2020-21 modern gun deer season

Dec. 9, 2020

Arkansans looking for one last chance to bag a deer at the end of the season this year will have three additional days to take a doe after the Modern Gun Christmas Holiday Hunt to fill their tag. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously voted in May to move the Private Land Antlerless Only Deer Hunt from the middle of October to the last days of December in hopes to increase participation in the hunt.

Governor Hutchinson appoints Bennie Westphal to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Dec. 4, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Gov. Asa Hutchinson appointed Bennie Westphal of Fort Smith to the Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission today.

Ozark Highlands Nature Center set to open

Dec. 2, 2020

SPRINGDALE — After more than four years of planning, preparation and construction, the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center will open its doors to the public this month.

First youth and veteran waterfowl hunt of Arkansas’s 2020-21 season Saturday

Dec. 2, 2020

LITTLE ROCK - The ducks have a brief rest between the segments of hunting season, but on Saturday, the first of two youth and veteran waterfowl hunts will have hunters back in the woods in search of Arkansas’s premiere game species. This year’s Special Active Duty Military and Veteran Waterfowl Hunt will again take place alongside Arkansas’s Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt Dec. 5, 2020, and Feb. 6, 2021.

Get out for the Christmas Bird Count

Dec. 2, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Bird-watching enthusiasts across the nation will be keeping their eyes to the skies from Dec. 14-Jan. 5, those are the dates for the 121st annual Christmas Bird Count conducted by the National Audubon Society. 

Give the gift of conservation this holiday season

Dec. 2, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – With online outlets taking over much of the Black Friday shopping experience this year, many people may find it more difficult than ever to purchase a gift for the outdoors enthusiast in their life. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission may have just what you’re looking for to brighten their Christmas morning.