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Youth shooters move to state championship round at Jacksonville ​​​​​​​

May 31, 2023

JACKSONVILLE — What started out in April as a competition drawing nearly 5,400 young trap shooters ranging from fifth grade to seniors in high school has been whittled down to about 640 boys and girls who will compete this weekend (June 2-3) to be the best youth shooters in Arkansas.

Free Fishing Weekend slated for June 9-11

May 31, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — Thanks to a proclamation by Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, anyone may fish in Arkansas without a fishing license or trout stamp from noon Friday, June 9, through midnight Sunday night, June 11.

First full moon in June prompts annual spike in cricket sales

May 31, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — Bait shops across Arkansas are preparing for another wave of bream to go to their spawning “beds” and the subsequent wave of anglers looking to fill their cricket cages to chase these feisty fighters during the prime days of the bream spawn.

Arkansas trout angler survey in progress

May 31, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking trout anglers in The Natural State to keep an eye on their inbox in the next few weeks in case they are selected to participate in the AGFC Trout Program’s statewide angler survey. The survey is being conducted by HDNR Consulting to help the AGFC learn more about how they can help meet trout anglers’ expectations in Arkansas.

First turkey between friends

May 31, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Wildlife Podcast team caught up with AGFC Education Program Specialist Morgan Gantt and her friend and AGFC volunteer Kristen Brown and talked about Kristen’s first successful turkey hunt during the 2023 season.

AGFC issues irrigation warning

May 31, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — Employees and contractors with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be conducting herbicide applications to the following lakes beginning June 5.

  • Lake Atkins in Pope County
  • Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir in Faulkner County
  • Lake Overcup in Conway County
  • The Cabin Creek arm of Lake Dardanelle in Johnson Count

Stay safe making waves this Memorial Day

May 24, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — Memorial Day weekend may still technically be part of spring, but it’s the unofficial beginning of summer in most Arkansans’ minds. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wants everyone to have a great weekend enjoying all The Natural State has to offer, but please remember to take safety seriously. Wear your life jacket, only operate a boat sober and respect the power of the water.