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Keep it rolling at the boat ramp

March 30, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Daylight saving time has kicked into gear, and more people are getting out to the lake to enjoy a day of fun in the sun. Added traffic can mean longer wait times at boat ramps to get your day started and wrap things up at the end of your trip. Here are a few tips to help everyone out and keep the line running smoothly at your favorite fishing and boating destination.

Community fishing event kicks off 2022 catfish stockings

March 30, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program will kick off the 2022 catfish stocking season with a special fishing event from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2. at MacArthur Park in Little Rock.

Earn a master's degree in fishing with the AGFC

March 30, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — A quick glance at Arkansas’s state fishing records will reveal that March and April hold the lion’s share of biggest fish catches for most species. Only one catch can qualify as Arkansas’s state record for a certain species, but the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission still wants to help celebrate those memorable moments on the water with a Master Angler Award.

Commission discusses habitat and healthy conservation future

March 24, 2022

MONTICELLO — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Director Austin Booth, at last week’s commission meeting, held at the University of Arkansas Monticello, shared some recent highlights of AGFC’s wildlife management, fisheries and education efforts.

Comment on proposals for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 hunting and fishing seasons

March 23, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission heard proposals for regulations changes during three days of committee and commission meetings held last week at the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center in Little Rock and the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Now the AGFC would like to present those same changes to hunters, anglers and other conservation-minded individuals in a special public comment form available at

Turkey Guidebook available online

March 23, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — The 2022 Arkansas Turkey Hunting Guidebook will be appearing at sporting goods stores across Arkansas within the next week, but hunters looking to get a peek at this year’s season dates can download a free online version of the guidebook at right now.

AGFC biologists win awards for Florida bass research in Hot Springs area lakes

March 23, 2022

HOT SPRINGS — In the world of bass fishing, all eyes are on Florida, well at least Florida largemouth bass. Biologists from Arkansas, however, claimed this year’s Jack Dequine Award for Fisheries Outstanding Technical Paper for work about how these Sunshine State fish have fared in two Natural State reservoirs.