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Urban archery deer hunt applications available

May 18, 2022

LITTLE ROCK - The application period for Arkansas’s special urban bowhunts for the 2022-23 deer hunting season is now open.

College scholarships available for conservation-minded students

May 18, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is offering scholarships for any student interested in a conservation career. Applications will be accepted until June 15 for the fall 2022 semester.

Marion expects big turnout for Family Fun Day Saturday

May 18, 2022

MARION – Terry Wirth saw all the activities surrounding a Family Fun Day at Beebe last month, the first one put on by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and knew his upcoming event would be something special.

Fouke, Magnolia take Youth Shooting Sports South Regional tournament

May 18, 2022

JACKSONVILLE — A tightly contested South Regional Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program Senior Division was won by the Fouke Claybusters Trap Shooting Team with a score of 237 out of 250 attempts. The event was held Friday and Saturday at the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Jacksonville Shooting Sports Complex.

Arkansas turkey harvest inches up

May 18, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Natural State turkey hunters saw an uptick in checked birds during this spring’s three-week turkey hunting season, which ran from April 18 to May 8. Hunters checked 7,578 turkeys, an 8 percent increase from last year’s 7,013-bird total.

Rescheduled wildlife rehabilitation workshop in Northwest Arkansas

May 11, 2022

SPRINGDALE — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will host a free one-day workshop for anyone interested in learning about wildlife rehabilitation and the rules concerning rehabilitating native animals in Arkansas at 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May 21 at the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center. This workshop was originally planned for February but had to be postponed due to inclement weather.

Conservation efforts clear way for valuable quail, turkey habitat at Stone Prairie WMA

May 11, 2022

MAYFLOWER — Removing trees may seem counterproductive to wildlife management efforts at first glance, but in the case of Stone Prairie Wildlife Management Area in Mayflower, removing undesirable species was exactly the course of action needed to promote valuable quail and turkey habitat.