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Two Union County men arrested after attempt to burn wildlife officer’s truck

July 2, 2018

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.

Governor Hutchinson Appoints J.D. Neeley to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

July 2, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – Gov. Asa Hutchinson today appointed John David “J.D.” Neeley of Camden to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

AGFC temporarily suspends issuing new permits for importing, breeding, selling venomous or poisonous species

June 22, 2018

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. 

Watch the June 21, 2018 Commission Meeting

June 21, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - The June 2018 meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is available to watch live on YouTube.

AGFC asks boaters to use caution on Spring River

June 10, 2018

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.

AGFC confirms mountain lion sighting near Mammoth Spring

May 27, 2018

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.