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DiCenzo to head up AGFC’s focus on bass management

Jan. 27, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has selected Vic DiCenzo, a  veteran fisheries biologist with an additional background in human dimensions to lead its Black Bass Management Program as coordinator.  He and AGFC Black Bass Program Biologist Jeff Buckingham will serve statewide in the AGFC’s effort to focus on largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass and the needs of anglers who enjoy them as a resource.

All-day waterfowl hunting open on WMAs Jan. 31

Jan. 25, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Duck hunters looking for a shot to finish the season on a high note will have one day to enjoy all-day hunting on all Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management areas this year. On Jan. 31, duck hunters may hunt WMAs from 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset to wrap up Arkansas’s regular duck season.

Commission authorizes new boat access to Bayou Bartholomew

Jan. 21, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved at today’s regularly scheduled meeting the use of Marine Fuel Tax funds to build a boat ramp to Bayou Bartholomew at its intersection with Arkansas Highway 277 in Drew County.

Workshops teach landowners how to burn their way to better habitat

Jan. 20, 2021

COLUMBUS — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Quail Forever are hosting special classes this February and March to teach landowners in southern Arkansas how to use fire to substantially improve wildlife habitat on their property. 

Task force mapping feral hog removal through online survey

Jan. 20, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Feral Hog Eradication Task Force is unveiling a new tool to help coordinate the fight against invasive pests in The Natural State. A new mobile-friendly survey will enable any private landowner or hunter to upload information about feral hog sightings and removal efforts in Arkansas.

Squirrels still available for Arkansas hunters

Jan. 20, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – What is a hunter to do? January is running out. Deer season is over except for a handful of bowhunters looking for a last-chance tag. Duck season also is beginning its swan song for the year, and turkey season is still months away.

Arkansas deer hunters break harvest record

Jan. 13, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — With more than a month left in Arkansas’s archery deer season, hunters have checked 214,022 deer during the 2020-21 deer hunting season. That’s more deer than any season since the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission began keeping harvest records in 1938.