LITTLE ROCK – Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are all behind us, but that doesn’t mean the opportunity to grab some gifts for your holiday shopping. A gift certificate for an Arkansas hunting or fishing license is the best gifts for that hard-to-buy outdoors enthusiast on your list, and you’ll be contributing to the state’s wildlife resources at the same time.
LITTLE ROCK - Photographer and adventurer Taylor Lockwood comes to Little Rock on what he is billing as his “final tour’ on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. with a show covering highlights of his 34-year career photographing some of the most beautiful and elusive mushrooms in the world. The event takes place at Unitarian Universalist Church of Little Rock at 1818 Reservoir Road.
AMITY - Southwest Arkansas has one of the most dense deer populations of anywhere in the state, and finding public access in this part of Arkansas is much easier thanks to special leased lands opportunities offered by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. This year, an additional spur of 3,500 acres is available near the town of Amity, to help hunters find a tree for their deer stand.
RUSSELLVILLE - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is teaming up with CADDIS Fly Fishing Club and the Russellville Recreation and Parks Department to host a special trout-fishing derby Saturday, Dec. 1 at Pleasant View Park Pond.
BATESVILLE - The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission will hold a public information meeting at 9:30 a.m. until noon Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Batesville to discuss the development of a voluntary, non-regulatory Watershed-Based Management Plan for the Middle White River.
TEXARKANA - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will reopen the gate leading to Mercer Bayou on Sulphur River WMA this week for hunters to access the area during the 2018-19 duck season.
LITTLE ROCK – Opening day of Arkansas’s 2018-19 duck season is Saturday, and the first report for habitat conditions on Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management areas is available to get the lowdown on prospective hunting areas.