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Loss of federal funding averted by HB1957

April 29, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – The passage of House Bill 1957, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Wardlaw, Sen. Missy Irvin and more than 60 cosponsors, early Wednesday morning and Governor Asa Hutchinson’s statement that he’ll sign the bill will save Arkansas a possible federal funding loss of nearly $18 million annually.

New program opens doors to natural education

April 29, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Thanks to a new program offered through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, teachers looking for ways to incorporate the outdoors into physical education can have ready-made curriculums ready to go for the next school year. The Outdoor Adventures program created and administered through the Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation enables teachers to choose from a variety of outdoors skills to create a semester-long class that qualifies for a physical education credit.

Shooting sports regional competition begins April 30-May 1

April 28, 2021

JACKSONVILLE – After skipping a year because of the sudden arrival of the coronavirus last spring, the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program regionals and state championships are back in 2021. The first weekend of regional competition for junior high and senior high shooters is Friday and Saturday, April 30-May 1, at the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Jacksonville Shooting Sports Complex.

Youth Shooting Sports Program goes live again with regional, state tournaments

March 17, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – With so many events being staged “virtually” these days because of precautions centering around the spread of coronavirus, the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program and its coordinator, Jimmy Self, were recently given some good news: live tournaments are back on.

Outdoor Adventures program creates new outdoors opportunities for Arkansas schools, students

Oct. 21, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Thanks to a partnership between the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation, Arkansas schools can now add semester-length programs focused on outdoor recreation that qualify for a Physical Education credit.

Arkansas youths capture multiple national shooting sports titles

Aug. 26, 2020

LINN CREEK, MO — COVID-19 may have caused the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to cancel its regional and state championship trap tournaments during the summer, but Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program participants still showed their stuff at this year’s Grand National Academics Integrity Marksmanship (AIM) Program Shoot at the Grand American Trap Shoot held Aug. 4-14. 

Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Season Canceled

March 25, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has canceled the upcoming season of the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program due to concerns stemming from the current coronavirus status in the United States. All regional shoots, as well as the 2020 AYSSP State Championship, have been canceled.