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Collared bear, deer OK to harvest

Oct. 5, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas hunters hitting the woods may notice a few deer and bears sporting some new neckwear this fall, but that shouldn’t deter anyone from legally taking that animal.

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.

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.

Public bear surveys can help bear conservation in Arkansas

April 13, 2022

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is proposing to expand bear-hunting opportunities in The Natural State, and the public can help biologists fill some critical data on the species, thanks to the social media site iNaturalist.

Black Bear Bonanza March 5

March 2, 2022

BENTONVILLE — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be one of many conservation agencies participating in the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Inaugural Black Bear Bonanza from 9 a.m-5 p.m. this Saturday at the Benton County Quail Barn in Northwest Arkansas.

Arkansas hunters swat aside black bear record

Feb. 17, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — In the world of wildlife management, harvest records usually are broken by small percentages. But bear hunters in Arkansas broke the record of 577 set during the 2018 season by taking 665 in 2020 – a jump of 15 percent.