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Monarch butterfly sees population rebound

May 15, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — For the first time in 12 years, eastern monarch populations are up significantly. The overwintering monarch population numbers, released by the World Wildlife Fund in Mexico, show the highest numbers since 2007. 
 

AGFC partners with other agencies to count endangered crayfish

March 20, 2019

MOUNTAIN VIEW — If the heavy rains of recent weeks can abate, researchers including Justin Stroman from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission plan to do some important counting in a cave next week.

Report waterfowl bands and help track the migration

Nov. 14, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Want to make a duck biologist cringe? Just call those things wrapped around some ducks’ feet jewelry. Duck bands are nearly as popular as camo clothing among Arkansas waterfowl hunters, but they have a scientific purpose.

AGFC adds nearly 6,000 new acres of public access in 2018

Oct. 31, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – Thanks to federal money through the Pittman-Robertson Act, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has been able to add nearly 6,000 acres to its wildlife management system in time for the 2018 hunting seasons and for other recreational use. 
 

Inaugural Arkansas Quail Conservation Stamp available

Sept. 12, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Conservationists have a new way to contribute to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s efforts at replacing wildlife habitat for the northern bobwhite, thanks to a new Quail Conservation Stamp available through the AGFC licensing system. 
 

Senate bill proposes $1.3 billion added to wildlife conservation efforts

July 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators James Risch (R-Idaho) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) along with their colleagues Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) introduced groundbreaking legislation in the United States Senate today to provide a critical source of funding for conservation across the country. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (S. 3223) will redirect $1.3 billion annually from energy development on federal lands and waters to the existing Wildlife Conservation Restoration Program.

Beryl Anthony WMA to get a boost

April 11, 2018

CROSSETT - Hunters in south Arkansas soon will have more than 3,600 new acres of public land to pursue their passion, thanks to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s approval to purchase a large block of land bordering Beryl Anthony Lower Ouachita Wildlife Management Area at its March 22 meeting.