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AGFC sharpens conservation plan

July 21, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Conservation plans for the future were the front-running topics at today’s meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission at its Little Rock Headquarters.

In his report to the Commission, Director Austin Booth spoke about the agency’s newly developed strategic plan and annual report, which were both unveiled last night at a meeting with partner agencies and stakeholders.

Governor announces appointment of Bill Jones, CEO of Sissy's Log Cabin, to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

July 6, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has appointed Bill Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Sissy’s Log Cabin in Pine Bluff, to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the Governor announced today.

House of Representatives passes Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

June 16, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Director Austin Booth applauded the passage of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act on Tuesday by the U.S. House of Representatives. Booth compared HR 2773 as the modern-day equivalent of the Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson Acts. These two pieces of legislation have funded the conservation efforts that fueled the greatest comeback story for wildlife management in the history of the world, Booth said.

'Sunlit Mallards at Slick's' a fitting tribute to Arkansas’s duck dynasty

June 7, 2022

STUTTGART — Set among a backdrop filled with the sounds of soft greeting calls and the smells of a duck blind breakfast, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson joined the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to unveil the 41st annual state duck stamp in front of the crowd gathered in Stuttgart for Callapalooza 2022 Saturday morning.

Arkansas fish hatcheries ready to host families for Free Fishing Weekend derbies

June 6, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – Thanks to a proclamation by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, anyone may fish in Arkansas without a fishing license or trout stamp from noon Friday, June 10, through midnight Sunday night, June 12.

Frog Bayou and Ozark Lake WMAs reopened

April 13, 2022

ALMA – Due to the lack of available pilots, this week’s U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Service aerial operations at Frog Bayou and Ozark Lake wildlife management areas have been suspended. The operations are part of a program aimed at reducing feral hog populations in the areas.

Frog Bayou and Ozark Lake WMAs closed beginning April 11

April 8, 2022

ALMA – Frog Bayou and Ozark Lake wildlife management areas will be closed to daytime public access April 11-15. 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 in the areas. The flights will be dependent on the weather.