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Keep wildlife wild, leave ‘orphans’ alone

May 5, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Each year, biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission get calls from worried conservation-minded individuals who happen across a young, helpless-looking deer, rabbits and birds that have apparently lost their mother. Moving those animals may be one of the worst things you can do to help it, and in the case of white-tailed deer fawns, taking it home can even land you in trouble with the law.

May issue of Arkansas Wildlife Magazine steeped in adventure

May 5, 2021

Spring is the most popular season to paddle Arkansas’s rivers, bayous and lakes. That’s why the May/June issue of Arkansas Wildlife magazine includes a comprehensive guide to Arkansas Water Trails.

Harrisburg trap team takes top honors in AYSSP East Regional

May 5, 2021

JACKSONVILLE – Harrisburg Hornet Trap Team’s Squad No. 2 was about as close to perfection Saturday as any team has ever been in Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program regional tournament play. Two Harrisburg shooters, Gilbert Palmer and Luke Clayton, had perfect 50-for-50 sessions, and the five-person team only missed four shots total in compiling 246 points and running away with the East Region senior division at the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Jacksonville Shooting Sports Complex.

Wynne Sports Complex opens with AGFC family fishing event

May 5, 2021

WYNNE – Join the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for a day filled with outdoor excitement for all ages at the Wynne Sports Complex Pond, May 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

AGFC to join Governor Hutchinson for St. Francis Sunken Lands Water Trail dedication

April 30, 2021

TRUMANN — Officials from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the Trumann Chamber of Commerce and delegates from northeast Arkansas will join Gov. Asa Hutchinson at 10 a.m. May 5 to dedicate the recently completed St. Francis Sunken Lands Water Trail in Poinsett County. The dedication will take place at the Oak Donnick Access in Trumann (Click for Map).

New program opens doors to natural education

April 29, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Thanks to a new program offered through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, teachers looking for ways to incorporate the outdoors into physical education can have ready-made curriculums ready to go for the next school year. The Outdoor Adventures program created and administered through the Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation enables teachers to choose from a variety of outdoors skills to create a semester-long class that qualifies for a physical education credit.

Apply for an Arkansas elk permit beginning May 1

April 28, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – The application period for Arkansas’s public land elk hunting permits is open from 8 a.m., May 1 until 11:59 p.m. June 1. Hunters interested in pursuing Arkansas's largest big game animal can apply beginning May 1 at https://ar-web.s3licensing.com and select the Special Hunt Applications button to begin the process.