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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.

Ozark Highlands Nature Center earns national recognition

Jan. 5, 2022

SPRINGDALE — The J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center and Split Rock Studios were honored by the National Association of Interpretation with a second-place national showing at the organization’s 2021 professional awards ceremony held in December.

Bushytail Boudin one more reason to enroll in Arkansas's Big Squirrel Challenge

Jan. 5, 2022

CASSCOE — With squirrel season in full swing until the end of February and the statewide Big Squirrel Challenge this weekend, Wil Hafner, facility manager for the AGFC’s Potlatch Cook’s Lake Nature Center in east-central Arkansas, has pulled a page from his wild game cookbook to pique the interest of hunters and home cooks alike. This time he’s giving up the goods on a bayou classic: boudin.

New ramp at Maddox Bay reopens public opportunity for anglers, hunters

Dec. 22, 2021

 

HOLLY GROVE — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission last week completed a new boating access to Maddox Bay, an oxbow of the White River and historic fishing and hunting hotspot in Monroe County.