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Youth hunters need AGFC ID number to check game, apply for hunts

Sept. 2, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — All hunters, including those under 16, will need to have a free, AGFC-issued Customer Identification Number to check big game or participate in permit drawings beginning this season.

Biologists split hairs over bears

April 11, 2018

HOT SPRINGS - This summer, researchers from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the University of Arkansas at Monticello will attempt to determine whether bear zone 4, in the Gulf Coastal Plain of southern Arkansas, will join the state’s four bear zones open for hunting.

Leave the calls behind when scouting for public land longbeards

March 21, 2018

FORT SMITH – Gobblers already are beginning to loosen up their vocal chords, and many hunters are having a hard time playing the waiting game until April 9. If you want to hear that tom gobble and head to your set on opening morning, you have to exercise a little patience. According to a veteran with more than 35 years under his turkey vest, stomping around in the woods now can be one of the worst things you can do if you’re going to see a bird when it matters.