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New Lake Maumelle loop trail offers birds, blooms and bank fishing

Oct. 27, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — A new loop in the trail system around Lake Maumelle in central Arkansas will take visitors on a tour of scenic views among the open forests of the Ouachita foothills. The 2.3-mile Bufflehead Bay trail was completed this fall, and is sure to be a favorite among bird-watchers and other conservationists looking for a secluded adventure without the long drive to a remote destination.

Arkansas decoy adoption program looking for donors

Oct. 27, 2021

PINE BLUFF — With less than a month until Arkansas’s regular duck season, many excited hunters are going through old bags of decoys, looking for a reason to freshen up their spread. Instead of pitching those old, shot or faded decoys into the trash, let the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission rehome them and spark some interest in the next generation of waterfowl enthusiasts.

Apply for your shot to catch a dinosaur in 2022 ​​​​​​​

Oct. 27, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – The application period to catch and keep a trophy-size Arkansas alligator gar opens Nov. 1 and closes Dec. 31. Only 200 tags will be awarded for the 2022 calendar year. This tag is required to harvest an alligator gar larger than 36 inches.

Arkansas Conservation License Plate unveiled

Oct. 21, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — A colorful longear sunfish will be featured on next year’s Arkansas Conservation License Plate, as announced at today’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Central Arkansas AGFC public meeting moved

Oct. 20, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has made a change to the timing of one of its upcoming public meetings concerning the changes to management on its greentree reservoirs beginning with the 2021 waterfowl winter migration season.

Managed hunts for specklebelly geese available

Oct. 20, 2021

STUTTGART — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will offer a handful of locations in its popular Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Easement program for hunters to enjoy the thrill of chasing white-fronted geese on privately owned rice fields in The Natural State. Applications will be available beginning Thursday evening under the “Special Hunt Applications” portion of the Arkansas licensing system at https://ar-web.s3licensing.com.

Wildlife officers need details to catch game violators

Oct. 20, 2021

Help AGFC wildlife officers stop night hunting, out of season poaching and other violations with these helpful tips. Quick, accurate information is the biggest boost the average citizen can give them.