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AGFC makes emergency closure of Mercer Bayou boat ramps

Sept. 2, 2022

TEXARKANA – The three boat ramps on Mercer Bayou in Miller County near Fouke are being closed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for the Labor Day weekend due to the discovery today of giant salvinia at one of the ramps and in the canal.

AGFC, ArDOT increase boating access

Aug. 24, 2022

LITTLE ROCK - Three funding reimbursements approved at last week’s Arkansas Game and Fish Commission meeting in Texarkana will create improved access for anglers and boaters on the White River in north Arkansas and at Lake Conway in central Arkansas.

Team efforts recognized in Texarkana

Aug. 18, 2022

TEXARKANA — Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners at today’s meeting celebrated the many partnerships and agencies who make conservation of the state’s fish, wildlife and their habitats possible. The meeting was the culmination of three days spent touring and working in southwest Arkansas to see the fantastic outdoors opportunities available here.

Anglers and boaters advised to use caution during summer heat

July 20, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – Temperatures hovering in the triple digits may have you yearning for a day on the water. Whether you’re catching some deep brush pile crappie, catching big river catfish or just catching some rays on a pleasure boat, it’s important to keep in mind that too much of a good thing can be damaging to your health.

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.

Safety first for Memorial Day boaters

May 25, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – The Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer for Arkansas’s boating fraternity. It’s one of the busiest times on the water, but can be one of the most dangerous if proper precautions aren’t taken.