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Glaise Creek restoration work closes road to Big Hurricane Lake

Sept. 28, 2022

BALD KNOB – The road leading to Big Hurricane Lake in the Henry Gray Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area was closed Tuesday, Sept. 27, and will not reopen until completion of work on a new Glaise Creek water-control structure. The structure is essential to renovating bottomland hardwood forests within the WMA, which saw substantial die-offs beginning in 2018.

AYSSP-connected trap shooters show out at AIM world championships

Sept. 28, 2022

SPARTA, Illinois – More than 80 young trap shooters who have been involved in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program participated in major world shooting tournaments in southern Illinois over two weeks in early August, and several returned home with championships or high honors.

Playground, quail pen natural additions to northwest Arkansas nature center

Sept. 28, 2022

SPRINGDALE — Visitors to the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center will see some new additions in the coming weeks, supported by the Ozark Natural Sciences Center, the Walton Family Foundation and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

World Rabies Day reminds Arkansans about prevention, control

Sept. 28, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Each year since 2007, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention joins with many agencies throughout the United States to increase awareness of rabies prevention and control. Rabies is rarely a source of concern for people in the United States thanks to vaccinations of domestic animals, but the disease still persists in wildlife populations and is occasionally reported in Arkansas.

AGFC decoy program draws new hunters

Sept. 28, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — An innovative waterfowl hunter recruitment program from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is doing more than saving some plastic, it may be saving the future of the sport. The AGFC’s Decoy Adoption Program finds old waterfowl hunting equipment and places it with new owners to continue harvesting game and memories in the field.

Arkansas hunters take 157 alligators during 2022 season

Sept. 28, 2022

MONTICELLO — Arkansans looking for one of the state’s most exciting hunts wrapped up their efforts last weekend with the conclusion of the 2022 alligator hunting season. When first light began to break Monday morning, signaling the end of the two-weekend night-hunting-only season, 157 alligators had been tagged and reported to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

5 ways to introduce new hunters and anglers to the fold on National Hunting and Fishing Day

Sept. 21, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – Join the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission this National Hunting and Fishing Day, Sept. 24, and help spread the joy of the outdoors to a new group of enthusiasts.