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Commission hears 2019 elk, bear harvest reports

Jan. 17, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas’s bear and elk harvests showed slight declines during the 2019 season, but biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said much of the decrease could be attributed to last year’s extremely productive hard mast crop during presentations to Commissioners at today’s regularly scheduled meeting here.

Help the AGFC keep tabs on Arkansas’s bear population

Oct. 2, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists are keeping a watchful eye on growing bear populations throughout Arkansas, and as part of this expanded monitoring effort, biologists are asking hunters and outdoors enthusiasts to help record bear sightings through a simple online survey on iNaturalist.org.

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.

2019-20 Arkansas Hunting Guidebook available online

Aug. 28, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is busy distributing this year’s hunting guidebook, but folks who want to get the inside line on hunting seasons and regulations can get an online version to view and store on their phone now. 

Learn to hunt bears with AGFC’s lead bear biologist

July 31, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — If you’ve ever dreamed of taking on the challenge of bear hunting in The Natural State, you’ll want to free up your calendar for one of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s upcoming workshops. Myron Means, AGFC large carnivore program coordinator will host a series of seminars throughout Arkansas dedicated to hunting black bears during August and September.
 

Archery bear hunt quota met in Zone 1

Sept. 26, 2018

MOUNTAIN HOME – Bear hunting with a bow was over nearly before it started this year in Bear Zone 1. In only three days, the 250-bear quota was met by bowhunters bagging their bruins.
The 72-hour season has some hunters scratching their heads, but Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Large Carnivore Program Coordinator Myron Means explains that it’s not due to a huge spike in the bear population or harvest-checking hijinks.  

Bear hunting seminar slated for Fort Smith nature center

Aug. 15, 2018

FORT SMITH - Myron Means, large carnivore program coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will host a seminar dedicated to hunting black bears at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday Aug. 30.