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AGFC offices, nature centers closed Thanksgiving

Nov. 25, 2020

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission offices and nature centers will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. Many field personnel, including wildlife officers, will be on duty through the holiday to ensure Arkansans can enjoy a safe, productive hunt throughout the weekend. The AGFC’s social media sites also will be active during the holidays to answer any questions from the public.

Fungal infection on sport fish no cause for alarm

Nov. 25, 2020

As the weather cools, and many outdoors enthusiasts begin to put away their boats for winter, some are cashing in on the solitude and lower fishing pressure on their favorite lake. But as their catch rates increase, so do their chances of catching some fish that may be a bit unsightly. Many anglers send in photos to fisheries biologists and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Facebook page this time of year with bass or crappie that look like they’ve got a bad case of acne.

Scientists study license increases related to COVID-19

Nov. 25, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — In the face of a global pandemic, Arkansans rediscovered their bond with nature and enjoyed angling more than they have in the last few years. Thanks to a recently completed study by Louisiana State University, scientists may have a few more answers into how to keep the momentum going.

Joe Morgan, vice-chairman of AGFC, dies at 76

Nov. 23, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Joe Morgan, the vice-chairman of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, died Saturday morning from complications of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 76 years old.

CWD-positive deer confirmed in Logan County

Nov. 20, 2020

DELAWARE, Ark. — A hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken west of Delaware (Logan County) tested positive for chronic wasting disease, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Research, Evaluation and Compliance Division.

Mind your spread this duck season

Nov. 18, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — With COVID-19 cases beginning to increase in Arkansas, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wants to remind everyone to put a little space between them and other hunters at camp, at the boat ramp and in the blind this duck season. Try to maintain a 6-foot distance between yourself and any hunter who isn’t in your close family.

Get HIP with AGFC before duck hunting

Nov. 18, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Duck hunters have been cleaning and painting decoys, scouting property, brushing blinds and cleaning shotguns in anticipation of the opening day of duck season on Nov. 21. Every year a handful of them forget their most important pieces of equipment: a valid hunting license, including federal and state duck stamps and Harvest Information Program registration.