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Remember the 3 R’s when boating on a river

July 14, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – The heat of summer often leads anglers to large rivers and the promise of large catfish and an extended period of fish activity thanks to current keeping surface water moving and slightly cooler than in backwaters and reservoirs. But traveling on a river like the Arkansas can be a daunting task for people who don’t know what all those buoys and channel markers mean. How do you know which side of the buoys to stay on when traveling up or down a river?

Officers rescue two from swift water on Buffalo River

June 8, 2021

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Wildlife Officers happened to be in the right place at the right time last Friday when they rescued two people from a quick current in the Buffalo National River.

Wear your life jacket to work May 21

May 19, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and its partners in safe boating throughout the nation encourage everyone to help spread awareness of boating safety by wearing their life jacket to work May 21.

AGFC urges boaters to be safe and socially conscious during holiday weekend

June 30, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Boating enforcement officers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are working hard to keep our waters safe, and want to remind everyone to practice safe boating habits and social distancing recommendations as we head into the Independence Day holiday. They will be ramping up enforcement efforts this weekend as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign to reduce instances of boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Celebrate “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day” May 15

May 6, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and its partners in safe boating throughout the nation encourage everyone to help spread awareness of life jacket by wearing their life jacket to work May 15.

Arkansas boating accidents decrease in 2019

March 18, 2020

HOT SPRINGS — According to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s recently published 2019 Boating Accident Year-end Report, Arkansas waters saw a substantial decrease in the number of boating accidents last year compared to the year before.

Safe boating message catching on with Operation Dry Water

July 10, 2019

HOT SPRINGS – Wildlife officers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission noted a decline in the amount of citations during the Independence Day holiday this year. More than 2,350 boats and personal watercraft were checked during the national Operation Dry Water campaign with only 83 citations issued.