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Support builds for Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

Dec. 15, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) during last Wednesday’s Senate Environment and Public Works Committee spoke highly of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, bipartisan legislation that he is co-sponsoring with 31 other U.S. Senators to invest in conservation work in Arkansas and throughout the nation.

Duck calls that won’t scare the decoys

Dec. 15, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Most groups of waterfowl hunters will automatically yield to one or two callers who have the experience and knack for reading the birds and knowing exactly what sounds will give the best odds at drawing them in for a closer look at your decoys. But for beginners, sitting still in the blind just waiting for someone to call the shot can get as stale as a local duck in mid-December. Here are a couple of nearly failsafe options to hand to the greenhorns when chasing greenheads.

Take it slow for winter fishing

Dec. 8, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — As water temperatures in lakes throughout Arkansas finally start to dip into the 50s, many anglers will hang up their rods and reels after a prolonged warm season that offered many extra days of comfortable fishing. However, for those willing to bundle up and brave a few chilly hours, fishing can still offer some great action if you change your mindset and tactics.

AGFC hosting Big Squirrel Challenge in January

Dec. 8, 2021

SPRINGDALE — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is launching a new event this January celebrating small game hunting, and it’s hopeful that it will become an annual celebration. The inaugural Big Squirrel Challenge will take place at locations across Arkansas Jan. 7-8, 2022.

Plug removal at Hurricane Lake WMA complete

Dec. 8, 2021

BALD KNOB — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission completed work to remove clogged culverts and install stream crossings on Mallard Pond Road at Henry Gray Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area last week and the road will be able to see some traffic this weekend in time for the second segment of the 2021-22 waterfowl season. 

CWD-positive deer found in south Arkansas

Dec. 2, 2021

STRONG – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission today confirmed that a hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken in Union County tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

Clean slate waiting for water at Lake Monticello

Nov. 24, 2021

MONTICELLO — After two years of drawdowns and construction work, the city of Monticello was able to close the gates at its namesake lake in Drew County last week, hoping to see the fish and recreational opportunities in the reservoir flourish again once the lake refills.