EL DORADO – Two Union County men were arrested last week after evidence was developed that they had attempted to burn an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officer’s truck. The investigation into the incident led to the arrest of Harold S. Otwell, age 47 of El Dorado and Dustin A. Pate, age 31 of Junction City. Both individuals were arrested on June 27.
LITTLE ROCK – Gov. Asa Hutchinson today appointed John David “J.D.” Neeley of Camden to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
LITTLE ROCK – Commissioners voted to temporarily suspend the issuance of new Wildlife Importation and Wildlife Breeder/Dealer permits for venomous or poisonous wildlife species at today’s regularly scheduled meeting.
LITTLE ROCK - The June 2018 meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is available to watch live on YouTube.
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.