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Add a little Christmas spirit to your favorite fishing hole

Dec. 19, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — That Christmas tree that stands proudly above gifts on Christmas morning has plenty of giving left to do if you’re an angler. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has established drop-off locations for all leftover Christmas trees near popular fishing destinations to give them a new life as fish habitat.
 

AGFC hatcheries produce more than 7.4 million fish in 2018

Dec. 19, 2018

HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission stocked 7,451,885 fish to supplement The Natural State’s waters and provide increased opportunity for anglers in 2018.
 

Major fish habitat projects continue for large north Arkansas lakes

Nov. 28, 2018

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.
 

Access to Mercer Bayou reopened for duck season

Nov. 14, 2018

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. 

AGFC to hold public meeting on progress of Lake Poinsett renovation

Oct. 31, 2018

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. 
 

Lake Dardanelle crappie worth more than a meal

Oct. 31, 2018

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. 
 

Catch a Giant in 2019

Oct. 24, 2018

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.