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Arkansas alligator hunt permits drawn

July 10, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission conducted the annual alligator hunt permit draw last Friday, July 6, and 108 lucky hunters will be shining the water this September in search of one of Arkansas’s largest big game species. 

Gov. Hutchinson welcomes 15 wildlife officers to AGFC

July 6, 2018

CONWAY – Fifteen new faces will be joining the ranks of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers this summer. The latest class of wildlife officer cadets celebrated graduation from the AGFC’s training program today at Antioch Baptist Church.

Big bore air rifles legal for modern gun deer season in Arkansas

July 3, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Deer hunters will be able to pursue their game with one more option this season, thanks to a recent regulation change by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Track Arkansas bears with the AGFC

July 3, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Anyone can help the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission keep tabs on the state’s bear population, thanks to the social media site iNaturalist. AGFC biologists have set up a special online survey dedicated to learning more about where bears are expanding in the Natural State under the title “Arkansas Bear Survey.”
 

Two landowner quail workshops offered in July

July 3, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Quail Forever, in partnership with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will be hosting two special workshops in eastern Arkansas this July to help landowners learn how they can create more quail habitat on their land and how to offset any costs associated with the work. The workshops will be in Hazen  and St. Charles on July 12th and 13th, respectively.

Two Union County men arrested after attempt to burn wildlife officer’s truck

July 2, 2018

EL DORADO – Two Union County men were arrested last week after evidence was developed that they had attempted to burn an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officer’s truck. The investigation into the incident led to the arrest of Harold S. Otwell, age 47 of El Dorado and Dustin A. Pate, age 31 of Junction City. Both individuals were arrested on June 27.

Governor Hutchinson Appoints J.D. Neeley to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

July 2, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – Gov. Asa Hutchinson today appointed John David “J.D.” Neeley of Camden to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.