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Arkansas Game and Fish Commission begins search for new director

Nov. 1, 2017

With the recent announcement of current director Jeff Crow stepping down in February, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has begun the process of advertising and recruiting its next leader. 

First deer, first fish, first turkey and first duck certificate offered by AGFC

Nov. 1, 2017

Want to memorialize those unforgettable first Arkansas hunting and fishing moments? The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is recognizing those experiences with first deer, first fish, first turkey and first duck full-color certificates.

Wilderness areas offer perspective, rugged hunting opportunity

Nov. 1, 2017

The term “roughing it” can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. With all the modern conveniences available, some hunters wouldn’t be caught dead at deer camp without running water and satellite television to catch the football game playing between morning and afternoon hunts. “Wilderness” seems to have shifted from  unexplored areas along the frontier, to much softer requirements today.

Northern bobwhite ringtone available at AGFC.com

Nov. 1, 2017

The call of the northern bobwhite once echoed through valleys and fields throughout The Natural State, but so many people today who have grown up within the confines of urban areas have never had the opportunity to hear a quail call first-hand. Now, every Arkansan can keep a quail in their pocket, thanks to a new ringtone developed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Northwest Arkansas nature center groundbreaking scheduled for Nov. 2

Nov. 1, 2017

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the planned Northwest Arkansas nature center Thursday.

Arkansas bat species declining from White-nose Syndrome

Oct. 25, 2017

Surveys conducted by researchers across Arkansas last winter found that populations of several species of Arkansas bats are beginning to fall due to the impact of White-nose Syndrome. White-nose Syndrome is a disease that affects hibernating bats and is named for the white fungus that appears on the muzzle and other parts of hibernating bats. The disease is associated with extensive mortality of bats in eastern North America 

‘Deer warts’ unsightly, but rarely serious

Oct. 25, 2017

Each year, hunters scan through images taken by trail cameras, taking an inventory of the deer calling their stand location home. Leave a camera up long enough and you may wind up with a picture of a deer with tumor-like growths along its sides, back or neck.