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Habitat condition reports at WMAs and GTRs begin next week

Nov. 15, 2019

The Waterfowl Report will begin reporting water and habitat conditions from the AGFC’s Wildlife Management Areas and greentree reservoirs on a weekly basis beginning with the report on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Veteran AGFC supervisor sets up planting program at Millwood Lake

Nov. 15, 2019

HOPE – Nowhere in Arkansas comes close to the Delta for waterfowl hunting, but duck counts show the southwest portion of the state attracts many dabblers during the annual migration.

Malfunctioning water-control structure may delay flooding at Big Lake Wildlife Management Area

Nov. 13, 2019

MANILLA — An electrical problem at a water-control structure at Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge has reduced the efficiency of infrastructure designed to flood portions of Big Lake Wildlife Management Area for waterfowl season.

Alabama Nature Conservancy chief to join AGFC as deputy director

Nov. 13, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Roger W. Mangham left Arkansas and its office of The Nature Conservancy after a decade of work for the same organization in Alabama in 2016, but he always thought someday he might return. That opportunity arose recently, allowing Mangham to head back to The Natural State. He will join the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission as deputy director beginning Nov. 25.

Millions of shad stocked in Arkansas lakes to benefit bass and other sport fish

Nov. 13, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — While fall temperatures are driving most anglers indoors or to the deer woods, staff at Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hatcheries throughout the state are still going full bore to improve future fishing conditions for anglers. More than 4 million threadfin shad have been raised in hatchery locations and nursery ponds throughout the year, and most of those shad have been released into Arkansas lakes in the last month.

Application period for online waterfowl hunts begins Nov. 14

Nov. 13, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Hunters looking for excellent opportunities to limited-access public hunting land can apply for special permit waterfowl hunts on three wildlife management areas and 11 private fields leased by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission beginning Nov. 14.

Build better habitat with fire through special workshops

Nov. 13, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and its conservation partners are offering four free workshops for landowners interested in beginning or improving the use of prescribed fire on their property to increase wildlife habitat this December.