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AGFC hears proposal to change 2023-24 waterfowl season dates

March 17, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission today heard the first reading of a proposal to shift the first segment of the 2023-24 duck season from the current season structure to one that opens the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Prairie Bayou WMA is a hidden gem for small game hunters, dog runners

Feb. 8, 2023

CARLISLE – Almost hidden away, about 7 miles south of this Lonoke County seat, is a 473-acre Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management area that offers opportunities for small game, deer and waterfowl hunters as well as a great expanse to exercise hunting dogs.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Waterfowl Report

Feb. 1, 2023

Youths 15 and under can take a mentor with them to call and retreive ducks (but the mentor can't shoot) during the Youth, Veterans and Active Military Special Hunt Day on Feb. 4. 

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Waterfowl Report

Jan. 25, 2023

Pintails, specklebelly geese and green-winged teal take to the sky from the rest area at Holland Bottoms WMA and the Lake Pickthorne area this week. Photo by Mike Wintroath.

Holland Bottoms’ rest area important for ducks and area hunters

Jan. 25, 2023

JACKSONVILLE – A small triangle of land totaling about 90 acres, Lake Pickthorne Waterfowl Rest Area inside Holland Bottoms Wildlife Management Area, plays a huge role in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s moist-soil wetland habitat program.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Waterfowl Report

Jan. 18, 2023

Pintails begin their migration trek back northward in January, stopping over in the Arkansas ponds for some rest and nourishment. Photo by Mike Wintroath.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Waterfowl Report

Jan. 11, 2023

Geese take to the sky as the AGFC's aerial survey plane flies overhead. Photo by Jason Carbaugh.