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Box call an Arkansas original

April 4, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Most turkey hunters wouldn't set foot in the woods without their trusty box call, but most don't know it was invented right here in Arkansas.

New state crayfish discovered, named for AGFC biologist

April 4, 2018

BENTON – National researchers publish paper revealing new crayfish species with scientific name honoring AGFC Biologist Brian Wagner.

White Oak Lake surveys impress biologist

March 28, 2018

CAMDEN – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fisheries biologists conducted electrofishing surveys of Upper and Lower White Oak Lake this week, with impressive results.

Fishing and fun in central Arkansas this weekend

March 28, 2018

PINE BLUFF – Join the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program for a day filled with outdoor excitement for all ages at Martin Luther King Jr. Park from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. this Saturday.

Meyer Mississippi Flyway Waterfowl Officer of the Year

March 28, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – The Mississippi Flyway Council recently named Arkansas Wildlife Officer Cpl. Block Meyer of Cross County as its 2017 Waterfowl Protection Officer of the Year. Meyer was selected from a vast field of candidates throughout the entire flyway, including Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee and the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. This is the second time in Meyer’s seven years with the AGFC that he has been bestowed this prestigious honor.

 

Feeding sick animals to pets never good idea

March 28, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – It’s not uncommon for rabbit dogs, squirrel dogs and even the family feline to enjoy some of the spoils of hunting season, but owners should be careful not to give their pets and working dogs meat from animals they know to be infected or diseased.

 

AGFC approves purchase of 14 acres for future field office

March 28, 2018

MOUNTAIN HOME – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission approved the purchase of a new parcel of land near Mountain Home during its March 23 meeting, but unlike other purchases that sometimes cover many square miles, this purchase only included 14 acres. But those 14 acres are just as important to the AGFC’s mission as any wildlife management area, as they will be the location for a future field office to serve the Mountain Home area.