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Invasive aquatic plant found at Lake Erling

Jan. 23, 2019

BRADLEY — Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have confirmed the presence of Giant Salvinia in a small portion of Lake Erling in Lafayette County. This is the second occurrence of the invasive plant in Arkansas, with the first being in Smith Park Lake in Miller County in 2017.

Keep feeders clean to reduce chance of disease in backyard birds

Jan. 23, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Birdwatchers may notice an increase in the amount of finches visiting their feeders this winter, and with that comes the possibility of a certain bacterial infection that can affect the birds’ eyes.

Squirrels still available for Arkansas hunters

Jan. 23, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – What is a hunter to do? January is running out. Deer hunting is over except for a handful of bow hunters. Diehard waterfowlers are in the last throes of a tough duck season. Turkey season is months away.

Commission hears amended captive wildlife regulations

Jan. 17, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission heard the first official reading of amended regulations concerning importing, breeding and selling of captive wildlife species and educational animals in the state at today’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting.

Snow goose hunt planned to benefit Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry

Jan. 16, 2019

STUTTGART — A new, friendly competition may be a great way to bring awareness to a conservation issue and help feed needy families in Arkansas this February. The first World Championship Snow Goose Conservation Hunt competition will take place, Feb. 9-10 at Mack’s Prairie Wings in Stuttgart.

Learn to burn at the AGFC’s prescribed fire workshops

Jan. 16, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, in cooperation with Quail Forever and the Arkansas Forestry Association, will be hosting special workshops for land managers on how and when to use fire to promote better wildlife habitat on their property. Workshops are scheduled for Malvern, Mountain View and Ash Flat in the next few weeks, and more will be scheduled as the year goes on.

Catch a rainbow at Little Rock trout fishing clinic and derby

Jan. 16, 2019

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a special trout-fishing derby and clinic in Little Rock next week for through its Family and Community Fishing Program.