LITTLE ROCK – Commissioners heard the first official reading of two waterfowl regulations changes proposed for the 2018-19 season at today’s monthly meeting – neither of which concerned surface-drive motors on wildlife management areas.
LITTLE ROCK – Biologists and staff with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission offered the first reading of recommendations for the 2018-19 hunting season to commissioners at today’s monthly meeting.
SPRINGDALE – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host special public meetings concerning chronic wasting disease in Fort Smith and Springdale. The Fort Smith meeting will be held at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center beginning at 6 p.m., April 3. The Springdale meeting will be held at Cross Church, 1709 Johnson Road, beginning at 6 p.m., April 5.
LITTLE ROCK – Last week, crews from the Arkansas and Tennessee/Kentucky U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, in cooperation with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Missouri Department of Conservation, removed 615 feral hogs on both public and private land in northeast and southeast Arkansas. Feral hogs were removed from Trusten Holder, Cut-off Creek, Choctaw Island and Big Lake wildlife management areas and adjoining private lands.
HOT SPRINGS – The Rattler Senior High Archery Team from Murfreesboro placed one boy and two girls in the top 10 of their respective divisions and slipped away with the team title in the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program state championship last Saturday at Bank of the Ozarks Arena.
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has approved the emergency closure of the Freddie Black Choctaw Island Wildlife Management Area Deer Research Area East Unit. The WMA will be closed March 2-3 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has approved emergency closures of portions of Trusten Holder, Seven Devils, Cut-off Creek and Big Lake wildlife management areas next week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, in cooperation with the AGFC, will be conducting aerial gunning operations on the WMAs aimed at reducing feral hog populations on the WMAs.