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Southeast Arkansas WMAs reopened this week

Feb. 23, 2021

MONTICELLO – Due to a flight crew issue, the Cut-Off Creek WMA and Seven Devils WMA closures planned for this week have been cancelled. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, in cooperation with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission were scheduled to conduct aerial operations aimed at reducing feral hog populations on the areas. The flights may be rescheduled in March.

Cut-Off Creek and Seven Devils WMAs closed Feb. 22-27

Feb. 19, 2021

MONTICELLO – Cut-Off Creek WMA and Seven Devils WMA will be closed to daytime public access Feb. 22-27. 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 on the areas. The flights will be dependent on the weather.

Commission approves updated CWD management plan

Feb. 18, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved an update to the agency’s official Chronic Wasting Disease Management and Response Plan at today’s meeting. The meeting was condensed to a single day and conducted via teleconferencing software because of impassable roads throughout much of the state. A feed of the meeting is available on the AGFC’s YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrbxMWl7Wdk&feature=youtu.be.

AGFC Commissioner Meeting Notice

Feb. 16, 2021

You are hereby notified that Commissioners of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will meet on the following dates and times to consider any business that may be brought before the Commission. Unless otherwise stated, meetings will be held at the AGFC offices, 2 Natural Resources Dr. in Little Rock.

February AGFC Commission meetings moved to single day

Feb. 14, 2021

LITTLE ROCK - Due to forecasted weather concerns this week, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s normal two-day monthly meeting will be moved to a single day. A single meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18.

Big Lake areas closed Feb. 8-12

Feb. 4, 2021

MANILLA – Big Lake Wildlife Management Area and Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge will be closed to daytime public access Feb. 8-12. 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 on the areas. The flights will be dependent on the weather.

All-day waterfowl hunting open on WMAs Jan. 31

Jan. 25, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Duck hunters looking for a shot to finish the season on a high note will have one day to enjoy all-day hunting on all Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management areas this year. On Jan. 31, duck hunters may hunt WMAs from 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset to wrap up Arkansas’s regular duck season.