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Governor signs legislation to boost feral hog control

April 22, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas’s growing battle with the overpopulating feral hog received a boost April 19 at the state Capitol when Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed Senate Bill 460 into law as Act 991 of the Arkansas General Assembly in front of members of the Arkansas Feral Hog Eradication Task Force.
 

Governor signs bill creating resident lifetime license for disabled vets

April 12, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – During a ceremony in the governor’s office Wednesday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed Senate Bill 397. The bill creates an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission resident disabled veterans license that includes a lifetime combination hunting and fishing license, a lifetime Arkansas duck stamp and an Arkansas trout stamp.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and AGFC investigating bald eagle death

April 5, 2019

MONTICELLO — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are conducting a joint investigation into the death of a mature bald eagle found in Drew County March 28.
 

Commission hears first reading of proposed 2019-20 waterfowl season dates

March 21, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners heard the first reading of the coming year’s migratory bird seasons, including early migratory seasons as well as duck and goose seasons.

Portions of WMAs may be closed later this week

March 18, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Weather permitting, portions of Freddie Black Choctaw Island Wildlife Management Area may be closed to daytime public access on March 21-22. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, in cooperation with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will be conducting aerial operations aimed at reducing feral hog populations on the WMA.

AGFC Commissioner Meeting Notice

March 4, 2019

You are hereby notified that Commissioners of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will meet on the following dates and times to consider any business that may be brought before the Commission. Unless otherwise stated, meetings will be held at the AGFC offices, 2 Natural Resources Drive in Little Rock.

Commission updates captive wildlife regulations

Feb. 21, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved updates to the AGFC Code of Regulations concerning the possession, breeding, sale and importation of captive wildlife species at its regularly scheduled meeting today.