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Agency cooperation deals with dangerous barbed-wire line

May 16, 2018

REYDELL – Barbed-wire fencing or any other obstruction to boating cannot be placed across navigable waters in Arkansas, per state law and sometimes federal law, depending on the water body. Not only is it illegal, but it can also present a safety concern to boaters. However, situations do arise at times where landowners or lessors of hunting and fishing property mistake their rights on waters that legally are considered navigable and open to the public.

Two ways to save money on Boater Education in May

May 16, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – Getting out on the water and learning what it takes to stay safe doesn’t have to cost a lot, and in some cases, doesn’t have to cost a thing. Here are two ways to save on Boater Education before heading out for a weekend of fun in the sun.

AGFC relocates Fort Smith regional office

May 16, 2018

FORT SMITH - The long-awaited relocation of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Fort Smith Regional Office will be complete by the end of the month, and the doors to the complex are expected to open June 11. The old office location, located on Taylor Avenue, will close June 4 to begin the move-in process.

Greene County 4-H chases down East Region title; Westside wins juniors

May 16, 2018

JACKSONVILLE – Junior Chase Richardson, the youngster among four other seniors making up Greene County 4-H Shooting Sports Team No. 2, had one of six perfect 50-for-50 shooting days on a hot, sunny and breezy Saturday at the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Shooting Sports Complex and led his squad to the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program’s East Senior Region championship May 12.

Hinkle, Fennell and Young inducted into Arkansas Outdoors Hall of Fame, Hunt receives Legacy Award

May 16, 2018

LITTLE ROCK  – The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation today announced the 2018 Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame inductees and recipients of its Legacy Award.


Landowners, AGFC biologists honored at conservation conference

May 16, 2018

MCGEHEE - Five Arkansas landowners and two Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists earned special recognition for their outstanding conservation efforts at the Wildlife Habitat Restoration and Private Lands conference held May 8-9 at the Delta Resort in McGehee.

Arkansas private land elk hunting simplified for 2018 season

May 9, 2018

JASPER – Twenty-nine lucky hunters will find out if their application for an Arkansas elk permit was successful at the Buffalo River Elk Festival, June 23. Biologists are trying to make it easier for the rest of us wanting to take an Arkansas elk who are willing to put in a little legwork and handshaking to make it happen. Beginning May 15, Private Land Elk Permits will be available on