Steve Cook of Malvern was recently elected Chairman of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission at its regularly scheduled June meeting in Jonesboro. Cook has served six years on the Commission, and this marks his seventh and final year to serve for the sportsmen and women of Arkansas and its natural resources.
Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission approved changes to Arkansas’s Nonresident Waterfowl Wildlife Management Area Permit at today’s regularly scheduled meeting in Jonesboro. The changes are an attempt to provide additional hunting opportunity to residents during waterfowl season on AGFC-controlled public lands.
Van Buren County is the latest area to be placed under special wildlife regulations to curb the spread of chronic wasting disease, as the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission added it to the official CWD Management Zone.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's Family Fishing Day scheduled for this weekend has been rescheduled for June 17 at 9 a.m. until noon. Event coordinators decided to postpone the event because of weather forecasts predicting a 90 percent chance of thunderstorms and rain this Saturday.
Commissioners approved hunting regulations changes for the 2017-18 hunting seasons, including the season dates for all game, including the 2017-18 waterfowl season and 2018 turkey season at last week's meeting in the AGFC headquarters in Little Rock.
You can now follow Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Director Jeff Crow anywhere by visiting his feed at Twitter@JeffCrow9. Crow hopes to update his followers about some of the important issues he deals with on a day-to-day basis, from working with employees around the state to working with the many agencies and organizations the AGFC partners with to achieve its goals.
Greg Rae was promoted today to colonel to lead the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Enforcement Division. He succeeds Pat Fitts, who recently was promoted to assistant deputy director at the agency.