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Youth from grades 1-12 compete in first statewide Marksmanship Challenge

Sept. 25, 2019

FORT SMITH — More than 200 young outdoors enthusiasts gathered at Arkansas Game and Fish Commission nature centers and education centers throughout the state last Saturday to participate in the first-ever statewide Marksmanship Challenge. When the last arrow was pulled Samuel Sanders at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center took top honors in the oldest age group, the tenth- through 12th-grade division.

Sharpen your skills as well as your broadheads this archery season

Sept. 25, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Many bowhunters pour over the sharpness of their broadheads, the look of their arrows and the conditions of their bows. Some new locations provided by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission offer year-round opportunities to keep the rust off and keep your shooting form as deadly as the equipment you’ll be using this deer season.

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.

Urban archery hunts offer head start to deer hunting season

June 9, 2019

LITTLE ROCK - The application period for Arkansas’s special urban bowhunts for the 2019-20 deer hunting season is now open. These hunts, which begin Sept. 1, offer bowhunters in Arkansas an early opportunity to get into the woods in order to help maintain white-tailed deer populations at levels which reduce conflicts with homeowners and drivers. 

Barton Junior High earns bid for top level of archery competition

May 15, 2019

Louisville, KY — Led by a fourth-place finish in the overall 8th grade girls competition by Millee Mobley, the Wildkittens of Barton Junior High placed 15th out of 275 middle school teams at the National Archery in the Schools National Competition last week. The high score qualifies the team to advance to the NASP Open and Championship, held in Nashville, Tennessee, July 25-27. 

Triple Trophy Award available to deer hunters

Feb. 27, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Deer season may be winding down, but there’s still a reward for those lucky and skilled enough to hit the trifecta of deer hunting. Applications for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Triple Trophy Award may be submitted online by April 10, 2019.
 

Triple Trophy Award available to deer hunters

Nov. 14, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – With deer season in full swing, some hunters already have made Arkansas’s deer hunting honor roll - scoring a Triple Trophy Award.