MOUNTAIN HOME - Frigid temperatures and shorter days may have many people’s eyes focused on the deer stand or duck blind, but Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists and staff have been fighting frozen noses and numb fingers for the last week adding massive amounts of natural cover to Norfork Lake.
TEXARKANA - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will reopen the gate leading to Mercer Bayou on Sulphur River WMA this week for hunters to access the area during the 2018-19 duck season.
HARRISBURG - Fisheries biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold a special public meeting on the progress of the Lake Poinsett renovation 6 p.m., Nov. 8, at Calvary Church in Harrisburg. The focus of the meeting will be updating all interested parties in the overall plan and timeline of the project as well as highlighting milestones and work that may have gone unnoticed so far.
RUSSELLVILLE - Crappie anglers on Lake Dardanelle may be able to win more than a fish dinner if they notice a special yellow tag behind the dorsal fin of fish they catch in the next few months. Fisheries biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have been busy netting and tagging several hundred crappie with special reward tags as part of a study on the crappie fishery this year.
LITTLE ROCK – Anglers interested in hooking into a trophy of truly epic size can apply for a 2019 Alligator Gar Trophy tag beginning November 1.
STAMPS - Representatives from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission held a special dedication Friday, Oct. 12, to thank local anglers and officials for their partnership and patience in revitalizing the 80-acre Lake June - an ongoing project during the last two years.
HUGHES - More than 100 local anglers and business owners joined the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Thursday, October 4, in officially dedicating the first public boating access to Horseshoe Lake in Crittenden County. Nancy and Pat Bonds Access Area is named for the couple who donated the land to make the new free access possible.