Hunters and anglers wanting a more durable option to carry their license may now purchase an upgrade to receive an official weather-resistant license through all license vendors and license purchasing options.
The Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Division of Rural Services has more than $600,000 in grant money to give to Arkansas schools and educators for programs in 2018, thanks to fines derived from wildlife violations. The application deadline for fiscal year 2018 grants is Oct. 26, 2017.
Many proposed changes to fishing regulations on the White River and North Fork River below Bull Shoals and Norfork Dams may be pushed forward for public review in the next month, thanks to spirited conversations and debates at two focus groups concerning the latest review of those fisheries management plans.
The purchase option for the new Five-Day Nonresident WMA Waterfowl Permits was added to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s licensing system today, but the permit will not be needed until regular duck season begins.
Earlier this week, Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a special proclamation recognizing Sept. 23, 2017 as National Hunting and Fishing Day in Arkansas in a special announcement at the Governor’s Conference Room of the state capitol.
Last week, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission was honored for its efforts to inform the public about chronic wasting disease. During its annual meeting, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies awarded the AGFC the prestigious 2016 Ernest Thompson Seton Award.
In addition to the opening of the statewide archery deer season, Sept. 23 marks National Hunting and Fishing Day, a special day to recognize hunters and anglers for their leadership in conserving America’s wildlife and wild places. Join the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission as we celebrate the true heroes of North America’s conservation story – hunters and anglers whose license fees and taxes pay for conservation work throughout the nation.