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Hunters, trappers using WMAs reminded to get free use permit

Oct. 18, 2017

With many hunters making their way to the woods this weekend for the deer muzzleloader season opener, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wants to remind all hunters who are visiting wildlife management areas to get a free General WMA Use Permit through the Commission’s license system before hunting or trapping. 
 

Roseate spoonbills offer birders odd opportunities during final throes of summer

Oct. 18, 2017

With cooler weather finally on the horizon, many birders are itching to get out and view some of the Neotropical migrants that make their way through The Natural State each fall. But the roseate spoonbill makes an odd appearance during late summer and early fall, briefly travelling north to Arkansas for a visit before returning to its home in the tropics.

Delta Rivers Nature Center Plans Two Nights of Frightful Outdoors Fun

Oct. 18, 2017

The outdoors shouldn’t scare anyone, unless it’s all for fun. That’s what the Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center has planned for its 15th annual Boo on the Bayou scheduled for Oct. 27-28.
 

“Outdoor Hotline” highlights new hunting license system, CWD and changes to water control on WMAs

Oct. 18, 2017

Arkansas Educational Television Network and the Arkansas Game and Fish will host a special “Outdoor Hotline,” to help inform viewers throughout The Natural State about some of the most recent changes to Arkansas’s outdoors.

Weather-resistant game tags, AGFC app add more options to tag deer

Oct. 11, 2017

In response to many requests from hunters, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is supplying waterproof courtesy tags to regional offices and license vendors throughout the state to help hunters make the transition to the newly revised hunting license system.

Antlerless hunt offers head start to deer season

Oct. 10, 2017

With shorter days and football season in full swing, many Arkansas hunters are starting to get the itch to enjoy a quiet morning in the woods, waiting on a deer to show at their favorite hunting spot. Hunters who can’t stand the wait until modern gun season opens have a great opportunity to get out and get some meat in the freezer during Arkansas’s private land antlerless deer hunt, which runs from Oct. 14-18.
 

Hunters reminded to check tree stands, harnesses before heading to the woods

Oct. 10, 2017

Twenty feet doesn’t sound like a terribly high point to fall from in the case of an accident, but that’s the height at which many fatal tree stand falls occur. Many more falls from that height result in paralysis and broken bones each year as well.