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Arkansas CWD surveillance work grabs national attention

Nov. 24, 2021

WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON — Chronic wasting disease was first detected in Arkansas in 2016, and since that time the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has worked tirelessly to map out exactly where the disease may have spread throughout The Natural State. Dr. Jenn Ballard recently joined radio host John Kruse on his nationally syndicated show, America Outdoors Radio, to explain some of the revolutionary techniques the AGFC has used to monitor this serious deer disease.

Get your deer tested for CWD and win a lifetime of hunting and fishing

Nov. 10, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Getting your deer tested for chronic wasting disease not only is free through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, it might even land you a free hunting and fishing for life. Thanks to a donation from the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, every Arkansas resident who has their harvested deer tested for CWD this year will be entered to win one of two gift certificates for a free Resident Sportsman's Lifetime Combination License and Permit. Hunters who submit multiple deer for testing will have increased chances of being selected. AGFC employees and immediate families are ineligible to win.

Arkansas Conservation License Plate unveiled

Oct. 21, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — A colorful longear sunfish will be featured on next year’s Arkansas Conservation License Plate, as announced at today’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

AGFC Commissioner Meeting Notice

Aug. 27, 2021

You are hereby notified that Commissioners of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will meet on the following dates and times to consider any business that may be brought before the Commission. Unless otherwise stated, meetings will be held at the AGFC offices, 2 Natural Resources Dr. in Little Rock.

Commission approves increased funding for invasive carp control in Arkansas

Aug. 20, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved at today’s meeting a $70,000 increase to the AGFC’s Fisheries Budget to purchase and outfit two specialized boats that will be crewed and used to catch and remove invasive carp in the Lower Mississippi River Basin and the Arkansas/White/Red Rivers Basin.

AGFC Commissioner Meeting Notice

July 20, 2021

You are hereby notified that Commissioners of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will meet on the following date and times to consider any business that may be brought before the Commission. Unless otherwise stated, meetings will be held at the AGFC offices, 2 Natural Resources Dr. in Little Rock. The Thursday meeting may be viewed at this link.

Stewart, Upton win Commissioners’ Cup on Lake Ouachita

June 23, 2021

MT. IDA — Catching a five-fish limit totaling 13.99 pounds, recent Benton High School graduates Skyler Upton and Brayden Stewart claimed the Senior Division first-place prize at the third annual Commissioners’ Cup youth bass fishing tournament June 19 on Lake Ouachita.