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Changes to east Arkansas hunting areas planned to save duck habitat

Sept. 8, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Director Austin Booth announced last Thursday at a special press conference that the AGFC will make changes to existing water management schedules on three of Arkansas’s popular wildlife management areas to protect critical habitat for wintering waterfowl.

AGFC planning Women’s Outdoor Weekend Oct. 1-3

Sept. 8, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a special women’s outdoor weekend October 1-3 with workshops throughout the state to help ladies learn how to hunt, fish and be a larger part of conservation in Arkansas.

Make room in your freezer for deer season and help beat hunger in Arkansas

Sept. 8, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry will hold a special “freezer cleanout day” at the Bass Pro Shops in Little Rock, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 25. Any hunter who wishes to donate processed meat or money to help feed needy families in Arkansas is encouraged to join in the event.

AGFC hosts seniors’ fishing event

Sept. 8, 2021

MAUMELLE — Join the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program in Maumelle for a fishing derby focused on the “well seasoned” anglers. A special fishing event will be held from 9 a.m. until noon, Sept. 10, at Lake Valencia for any angler 50 years and older.

AGFC, AEDC offer nearly $770,000 for education grants from wildlife fines

Sept. 1, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Division of Rural Services has more than $769,000 to give to Arkansas schools and educators for conservation education programs in the 2021-22 school year, thanks to fines derived from wildlife violations. Educators in every county are encouraged to apply for grants by the Oct. 26 application deadline to make use of these free dollars for education.

AGFC airdrops habitat at Tri-County Lake

Sept. 1, 2021

FORDYCE — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission does dozens of habitat-enhancement projects at lakes throughout the state to boost angling opportunities, but a recent project at Mike Knoedl Tri-County Lake will offer added food and habitat for ducks as well as the fish that use this 280-acre Calhoun County reservoir. Millet was broadcast by airplane over roughly 100 acres of exposed shoreline to benefit waterfowl during their 2021-22 winter migration.

Northeast Arkansas squirrel revival

Sept. 1, 2021

JONESBORO — Small game hunting interest may have dwindled as Arkansas’s deer herd has climbed, but many basic hunting lessons can be gained from a day in the squirrel woods. Squirrel hunting opportunities abound across the state, with public hunting within reach of most hunters.