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Lake Poinsett’s refilling to begin with dam closure on Dec. 1

Oct. 21, 2020

HARRISBURG – The gate at the Lake Poinsett dam, situated a little less than 4 miles southeast of here, will be closed Dec. 1 by Arkansas Game and Fish personnel, allowing the lake to begin refilling with rainwater following a renovation of the fishery, lake shoreline and the water control structure, a process that shut down the lake for three years and was officially completed last week.

Apply for a chance at Arkansas’s largest trophy fish in 2021

Oct. 21, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – The application period to catch and keep a trophy-size Arkansas alligator gar opens Nov. 1 and closes Dec. 31. Only 100 tags will be awarded for the 2021 calendar year. This tag is required to harvest an alligator gar larger than 36 inches.

Outdoor Adventures program creates new outdoors opportunities for Arkansas schools, students

Oct. 21, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Thanks to a partnership between the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation, Arkansas schools can now add semester-length programs focused on outdoor recreation that qualify for a Physical Education credit.

AGFC extends deadline to apply for more than $735,000 in education grants

Oct. 14, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Department of Rural Services have extended the deadline for educators to apply for free money to help teach conservation education in Arkansas. Interested schools and educators can apply for more than $735,000 in education grants by Oct. 22, 2020.

Updated deer zones require AGFC mobile app refresh

Oct. 14, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Earlier this year, the Commission passed a variety of new hunting regulations, including the combination of some deer zones. Many hunters heading to the woods should take a second look at an Arkansas Hunting Guidebook before heading to the woods, especially if the deer zone where they traditionally hunt ended in an “A.”

AGFC to vote on fisheries regulations changes

Oct. 14, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Commissioners of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will meet at the AGFC’s Little Rock Headquarters Thursday to vote on regulations changes concerning recreational fishing, commercial fishing and aquaculture in Arkansas during their regularly scheduled meeting. 

Clean up the decoys to help prevent the spread of invasive species

Oct. 14, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – With fall colors beginning to show, many duck clubs and duck hunters are busy organizing, packing, repacking and reorganizing their gear while they wait with anticipation. Some avid hunters also are beginning to plan a few early scouting trips to check out new locations before the season. Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission urge all hunters and anglers alike to take the extra time to clean all their equipment of mud and vegetation before bringing it to the wetlands.