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Bear hunters can help study increased occurrence of mange in Arkansas bears

Sept. 14, 2022

FORT SMITH — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking anyone who harvests a bear in the Ouachita Mountains or Ozarks to help collect liver samples from their bear to help research mange in the Ozark bear population.

AGFC looking for partners in groundbreaking bear research

Aug. 10, 2022

Myron Means, large carnivore program coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is looking for leads into likely research candidates to wear GPS collars during Arkansas’s inaugural bear season in south Arkansas this year.

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission sets 2023-24 waterfowl season dates, passes bear season expansion

May 19, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission today unanimously approved a package of regulations changes that included the adoption of a new waterfowl season structure, beginning with the 2023-24 seasons.

Spring bear sightings don’t have to mean ‘trouble bruin’

May 4, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Each spring, young male black bears emerge from their dens and strike out to find new territories. While sightings of these misguided youths certainly grab the attention of people living in neighborhoods bordering bear country, they often move on as long as people don’t give them a reason to stay.

Bear hunters may see expanded hunting zones in 2022

Feb. 23, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas will celebrate its 42nd consecutive year of modern-day bear hunting this fall, and for the first time since the recovery of the black bear in The Natural State, hunters in the Gulf Coastal Plain may be allowed to participate.

Bear hunters needed to provide research samples

Oct. 13, 2021

SPRINGDALE — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking anyone who harvests a bear in the Ouachita Mountains or Ozarks to consider helping collect valuable samples from their bear to help research an increased occurrence of mange in the Ozark bear population.

Arkansas bear hunting check system running, quota still open

Oct. 6, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — An unfortunate technical issue that appeared during the opening weekend of Arkansas’s deer and bear archery hunting seasons has been resolved and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking any hunters who were unable to check their bear during the last week to try to submit their information to help manage Arkansas’s bear population.