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Remember the 3 R’s when boating on a river

July 13, 2022

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?

Operation Dry Water promotes increased safety during extended holiday weekend

June 29, 2022

HOT SPRINGS — With Independence Day falling on a Monday this year, many people are taking full advantage of an extended stay at their favorite lakeside retreat. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking that everyone enjoying the revelry be aware of the dangers brought about by drinking while aboard a boat. To help make the weekend safe, wildlife officers throughout Arkansas are gearing up for Operation Dry Water July 2-4.

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.