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Youths learn gun safety, outdoors appreciation in mentored hunt

Jan. 19, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – Randy Douglas treasures the memories of his first exposure to hunting and fishing, beginning around the age of 7, and he’s been determined to pay that back to today’s youths. Douglas hosted 10 fledgling outdoors participants, during the weekend of the November Arkansas youth deer hunt.  Two of whom had won spots for the hunt through The Big Catch, a community fishing event held twice a year in Little Rock. This year, Douglas followed that up on Jan. 1-2 by taking three more young hunters and families to learn about hunting and the outdoors.

Fishing derbies kick off Arkansas Hunting and Fishing Week

Sept. 15, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host fishing derbies throughout the state Sept. 18 in celebration of Arkansas Hunting and Fishing Week.

‘Big Catch’ fishing derby and community festival back on for MacArthur Park May 18

May 15, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Community First Alliance, Inc. will host Arkansas’s largest community fishing event this Saturday at MacArthur Park in Little Rock. The “Big Catch” will celebrate its fifth year in The Natural State, combining fishing, food and a day of fun for the whole family in one package.

'Big Catch' moved to May 18 due to weather

April 10, 2019

LITTLE ROCK -- Weather predictions have forced the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Community First Alliance to postpone this weekend's "Big Catch" fishing event and community fair until Saturday, May 18, at MacArthur Park Pond in downtown Little Rock.

Big Catch kicks off Arkansas Hunting and Fishing Week Sept. 15

Sept. 5, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - September 15 through 22 is Arkansas Hunting and Fishing Week, and there’s no better way to kick off the week-long celebration of the outdoors than one of the largest fishing events of the year at MacArthur Park in Little Rock. 

‘Big Catch’ fishing derby and clinic returns for third year

April 17, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – The largest community fishing event in Arkansas kicks off at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 21 at MacArthur Park in Little Rock, and it’s absolutely free. Join the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program and Community First Alliance, Inc. at this spring’s “Big Catch” day of fun, food, fishing and prizes for the entire family. 

'Big Catch' coming to MacArthur Park

Sept. 6, 2017

Regarded as the largest community fishing event in Arkansas, “The Big Catch” returns to Little Rock's MacArthur Park on Saturday, Sept. 16.