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Read Arkansas Wildlife magazine for free

April 15, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — If you’re looking for something to keep that outdoor fire burning while staying your distance from others, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has you covered. Every issue of Arkansas Wildlife magazine produced during the last year is now available free.

Angling to keep your distance outdoors

April 8, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — With many states issuing orders to “stay at home” or “shelter in place,” some Arkansas anglers may worry that their favorite outdoor pursuits are in jeopardy. Although a couple of these states have ordered partial or complete halts to fishing within their borders, most, including Arkansas, are trying to keep the outdoors open for people to enjoy during this time of social distancing. Even in states with “stay at home” orders, outdoor exercise and recreation like fishing are listed as exceptions and healthy alternatives to sitting inside. People still need to be mindful of extending the same precautions they have in indoor settings when heading to their favorite fishing location. Here are a few things to keep in mind before loading the boat or car with the rods, reels and minnow bucket.

Buffalo National River closure includes angling, turkey hunting

April 6, 2020

JASPER — Last week’s closure of the Buffalo National River closes all use of the Buffalo National River Wildlife Management Area until further notice. This includes a closure to angling in this section of the Buffalo, as well as turkey hunting within this WMA during the upcoming season.

Lake Bentonville gets a major makeover with Osage Park plans

April 1, 2020

BENTONVILLE – Anglers and paddlers residing in or visiting Northwest Arkansas will soon find a much larger Lake Bentonville.

Drumming up spring fishing excitement

April 1, 2020

JONESBORO — Many spring anglers turn their thoughts to a wonderful silver-hued fish, the crappie. Another silver fish is readily available to anglers throughout The Natural State and provides a great angling opportunity. Freshwater drum often is overlooked by anglers, despite its hard fight, potential to reach large sizes and fine table quality.

Decreased participation in hunting, angling hurts conservation of all Arkansas species

Feb. 13, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Although most Arkansans hold “The Natural State” motto near and dear to their hearts, a continued decline in hunting and angling has Commissioners and staff at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission concerned that the funding for natural resource management is in jeopardy.

AGFC fishing reports hook up anglers with the details

Feb. 12, 2020

LITTLE ROCK ‑ Anglers looking to find the latest information on their local lakes and rivers need look no further than the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s website. The AGFC’s fishing report has been a staple in many newspapers and magazines for decades, helping people connect with their targets. It’s also available digitally through the AGFC’s website, email newsletters and social media channels.