MAMMOTH SPRING – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking anyone floating the Spring River in Fulton County to avoid the area near Sadler Falls. A sinkhole has opened below the falls near Dead Man’s Curve. Around noon Saturday, the resulting whirlpool was the location of a fatal boating accident.
MAMMOTH SPRING – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission confirmed the sighting of a mountain lion near Mammoth Spring in northern Arkansas. A game camera photo of a mountain lion was taken in January and sent to the AGFC earlier this month. Biologists were able to verify the photo and its location.
LITTLE ROCK – Commissioners unanimously approved a group of regulations today, effectively setting the season dates and bag limits for the 2018-19 hunting season for all species.
LITTLE ROCK – Commissioners heard the first official reading of two waterfowl regulations changes proposed for the 2018-19 season at today’s monthly meeting – neither of which concerned surface-drive motors on wildlife management areas.
LITTLE ROCK – Biologists and staff with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission offered the first reading of recommendations for the 2018-19 hunting season to commissioners at today’s monthly meeting.
SPRINGDALE – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host special public meetings concerning chronic wasting disease in Fort Smith and Springdale. The Fort Smith meeting will be held at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center beginning at 6 p.m., April 3. The Springdale meeting will be held at Cross Church, 1709 Johnson Road, beginning at 6 p.m., April 5.
LITTLE ROCK – Last week, crews from the Arkansas and Tennessee/Kentucky U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, in cooperation with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Missouri Department of Conservation, removed 615 feral hogs on both public and private land in northeast and southeast Arkansas. Feral hogs were removed from Trusten Holder, Cut-off Creek, Choctaw Island and Big Lake wildlife management areas and adjoining private lands.