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Food plots create helpful habitat for wildlife and hunters on public land

Sept. 18, 2019

PARON — With archery deer season opening Sept. 28, many hunters are hitting the woods looking for likely places to set up for the season. On private land, many are dragging a disc and spreading their favorite seed mix to grow food that will draw wildlife to their stand. Thanks to the work of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife biologists throughout the state, tractors are turning dirt to plant thousands of food plots on public hunting areas as well.
 

Fall fires enhance wildlife habitat

Sept. 18, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Hunting enthusiasts have their sights set on deer season and are already out scouting in hopes of harvesting this year’s big buck. While most stick close to food plots, there can be some additional places to focus on this fall. One of these ‘hotspots’ looks much different than a traditional hunting location.

Competitive archery shoot prepares hunters for upcoming deer season

Sept. 11, 2019

MAYFLOWER — The Arkansas Bowhunters Association will host its annual Fall State Championship and Bowhunter Bonanza at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Camp Robinson Special Use Area in Mayflower Sept. 21-22. Anyone who is interested in 3D archery and joining a group of avid archers is welcome to attend.

AGFC increases free options to test deer for disease

Sept. 11, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is rolling out additional opportunities for hunters to get their deer tested for chronic wasting disease throughout the state this deer season.

Hunters have extra chance to beat hunger in Arkansas this September

Sept. 4, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry will hold a special “freezer cleanout day” at the Bass Pro Shops in Little Rock, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 21. 
 

Think twice before filling the corn feeder

Aug. 14, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – As summer begins to take its toll and the start of deer season nears, many deer hunters are beginning to think about how they can help the deer in the areas where they hunt. Many are thinking of loading a feeder with corn to help the deer through the summer stress. There is a better way.

Leftover WMA Deer Hunt Permit sale begins July 22

July 12, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – More than 850 permits will be available for purchase beginning 8 a.m., Monday, July 22, for special deer hunts on Arkansas’s wildlife management areas. These permits cover modern gun, muzzleloader, youth and mobility-impaired hunts that weren’t awarded through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s annual WMA deer permit drawing earlier this month.