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Arkansas squirrel season opens to cool spring weather

May 15, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas’s squirrel season officially opens May 15 each year. The season will remain open until the end of February, making it Arkansas's longest hunting season.
 

White River anglers finding gold in their rainbows thanks to recent trout stocking

May 8, 2019

COTTER — Anglers on the White River below Bull Shoals Dam have struck gold in the last few days, thanks to a recent stocking of 7,500 rainbow trout, which included some with a golden color variation.
 

Young deer, other wildlife likely not abandoned

May 8, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Each spring hundreds of Arkansans likely stumble upon a small batch of rabbits, a helpless looking fawn or other young animals that’s been seemingly abandoned. The first temptation is to scoop these “defenseless” creatures up and try to find someone to care for them, but that may be the worst thing a person can do for that animal’s welfare.
 

Star City workshop to help the habitat for quail and turkeys on your property May 14

May 8, 2019

STAR CITY - The Arkansas Game an Fish Commission will host a special workshop on improving wild turkey and northern bobwhite habitat at the C&L Electric Cooperative Building from 6 to 8 p.m., May 14. The building is at 900 Church Street in Star City. 
 

AGFC recognizes northwest Arkansas partners in conservation

May 1, 2019

ROGERS — The setting of duck season dates and the proposal to increase Arkansas’s trout stamp may have taken the spotlight during last week’s Commission meeting at the John Q. Hammons Center, but the real stars of the conservation-focused meeting were three of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s long-standing partners in promoting the outdoors and working to improve our state’s natural resources. The AGFC officially recognized The Watershed Conservation Resource Center, Bentonville High School, and Benton County Quail with Conservation Partner awards at the beginning of Thursday’s meeting.
 

Take it to the bank: Three Arkansas angling options that don’t require a boat

May 1, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Rollercoaster weather and rainy days may have kept some anglers from heading to the water during the early portion of spring, but last weekend’s sunny conditions had many people calling their local Arkansas Game and Fish Commission office looking for a good prospect to get out and wet a line. 
 

Arkansas public land elk hunting permit applications available online

May 1, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – If you want an opportunity to harvest Arkansas’s largest big game animal, now is the time to put your name in the hat. The application period for Arkansas’s public land elk hunting permits is open from 8 a.m., May 1 until 11:59 p.m. June 1.