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New AGFC, CAW agreement adds 2,395 acres of public hunting access

Jan. 20, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission today authorized Director Austin Booth to amend a long-term lease agreement with Central Arkansas Water to expand Maumelle River Wildlife Management Area in Pulaski County by 2,395 acres.

Waterfowl hunters should report signs of avian influenza

Nov. 23, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Due to the risk of avian influenza, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking waterfowl hunters to remain vigilant for any concentrations of sick or dead birds they find in the wild. The risk of humans contracting the disease remains low, but hunters can help further minimize that risk by following a few simple precautions.

Arkansas’s wild turkey survey indicates 10-year high in reproduction

Oct. 20, 2022

SPRINGDALE — Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission heard some good news about Arkansas’s turkey population during a presentation at today’s monthly meeting held at the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center. AGFC Turkey Program Coordinator Jeremy Wood gave some preliminary results of the 2022 Wild Turkey Population Survey, which indicates some of the best reproduction in parts of Arkansas since 2012.

AGFC Commissioner Meeting Notice

Oct. 4, 2022

You are hereby notified that Commissioners of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will meet on the following date 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 Dr. in Little Rock. To view the commission meeting, please click on this link.

Arkansas hunters take 157 alligators during 2022 season

Sept. 28, 2022

MONTICELLO — Arkansans looking for one of the state’s most exciting hunts wrapped up their efforts last weekend with the conclusion of the 2022 alligator hunting season. When first light began to break Monday morning, signaling the end of the two-weekend night-hunting-only season, 157 alligators had been tagged and reported to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Portion of Glaise Creek Road in Hurricane WMA closes Tuesday

Sept. 26, 2022

BALD KNOB – A portion of road running beside Glaise Creek and Whirl Lake in the Henry Gray Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area will be closed effective Tuesday, Sept. 27, and will not reopen until completion of work on a new Glaise Creek water-control structure, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said.

Commission keeps conservation work on track

Sept. 15, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners at today’s meeting approved a $1 million budget transfer within the agency’s existing budget to complete the construction and installation of the Glaise Creek water-control structure on Henry Gray Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area to improve drainage and the capacity for sustainable bottomland hardwood forest management on the WMA.