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Gov. Hutchinson emphasizes importance of waterfowl, rice to Arkansas

April 14, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Representatives from Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Ducks Unlimited, the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, the Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus and USA Rice stood in unison with Gov. Asa Hutchinson today to announce the passage of House Concurrent Resolution 1014 in support of efforts to boost waterfowl and waterfowl habitat in The Natural State.

AGFC offers payments to rice producers for habitat and hunting access

April 14, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is accepting applications from rice field owners to enroll in its expanded Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement program. Landowners may receive as much as $150 per acre annually while still maintaining the current production of rice fields. Applications are available at and will be accepted until June 1.

AGFC ‘pulling the plugs’ at Henry Gray Hurricane Lake WMA

March 19, 2021

GEORGETOWN — People traveling along Mallard Pond Road in Henry Gray Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area will soon notice some changes to their route to help eliminate drainage issues responsible for declining forest health on the WMA. AGFC contractors and staff are gearing up to open many plugged drains along the road this year, replacing them with bridges and low-water crossings.

Arkansas goose hunters look forward to continued spring ‘snowstorms’

Feb. 23, 2021

Waterfowl hunters still can enjoy plentiful shooting and help conservation efforts by hunting snow geese during a special waterfowl season that runs well into spring.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Feb. 3, 2021

The special Youth, Veterans and Active Military waterfowl hunts, including the second one this season on Saturday, Feb. 6, offer a great opportunity for mentoring young hunters. Photo by Mike Wintroath.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Jan. 27, 2021

The sun sets on the 2020-21 waterfowl season, with the close at sunset on Sunday, Jan. 31.Hunters may hunt all day in the duck hunting areas of the state's WMAs on Sunday only.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Jan. 20, 2021

Mallards haven't visited Arkansas in the usual numbers in 2020-21, as this year's count in the AGFC's Midwinter Survey in the state's Delta region came in as the second lowest since formal surveys began in 2009-2010, and the total was 45% of the 2010-2021 long-term midwinter survey average. Photo by Mike Wintroath.