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Commission approves wild-caught baitfish transport ban, postpones effective date

Sept. 21, 2017

LITTE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously voted to ban the transportation of live, wild-caught baitfish from one waterbody to other watersheds in an attempt to prevent the spread of invasive species, such as Asian carp and zebra mussels. After listening to public comments, the Commission decided to delay the regulation’s effective date until Oct. 1, 2018, to enable commercial baitfish producers time to grow shad large enough to fill the needs of striped bass guides in the state.

AGFC wildlife officers answer the call from Texas

Aug. 30, 2017

LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers have answered the call for help from Texas. Twenty-eight AGFC wildlife officers are on their way to southeast Texas to assist in hurricane search and rescue efforts as a result of Hurricane Harvey.

New Hunting and Fishing License options being developed

Aug. 25, 2017

A new, durable “hard card” will be available soon from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for hunters and anglers who wish to purchase the upgrade. This new license option and a solution to complaints over the standard paper big game tags were discussed in a special meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission today. 

 

Commission sets 2018 fishing regulations

Aug. 17, 2017

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission voted unanimously to approve the list of recommended fishing regulations for 2018. The following recommendations will become effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Arkansas WMA Deer Hunt Permits drawn

Aug. 4, 2017

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has completed the much-anticipated drawing for permits to hunt white-tailed deer on some of the most popular wildlife management areas in the state. Email notifications for all permit holders were distributed Thursday to inform applicants of their status.

Sugarloaf Lake Set for Fall Drawdown

Aug. 1, 2017

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will lower the water level of Sugarloaf Lake following the Labor Day Holiday (Sept. 5, 2017). The drawdown will lower the lake’s water level by 3 to 5 feet and should last until mid-winter.