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Bullfrog season underway in Arkansas

April 17, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Unusually cool weather may have set back some of the choruses of bullfrogs this year, but for those hunter/angler hybrids waiting to skim a pond’s surface with a spotlight, bullfrog season opened April 15 and will run through Dec. 31, 2019.

Spring Aboard boating education campaign offers discount for online participants

March 6, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – It may not feel like boating season yet, but the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, along with boating safety advocates nationwide, is urging boaters to #KeepYourEdge by enrolling in a boating education course this spring. The AGFC is participating in the national Spring Aboard – Take A Boating Education Course campaign. The Spring Aboard campaign encourages boaters to get educated before the kick-off of the boating season, so they can make the most out of their time on the water.

Arkansas boating accidents and fatalities decreased in 2018, still room to improve

Feb. 13, 2019

HOT SPRINGS — According to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s recently published annual summary of boating accidents in Arkansas, people who spent time on the water last year saw a 9 percent decrease in boating accidents and a 36 percent decrease in the number of boaters who died from boating accidents.

Spring River danger resolved

July 18, 2018

HARDY – A sinkhole that opened in the Spring River last month has been closed, Commissioner of State Lands John Thurston announced Thursday, July 12. The Commissioner of State Lands office, alongside the Attorney General’s office, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas Geological Survey, the Arkansas Department of Transportation, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, Fulton County Sheriff Albert Roork and Fulton County Judge Darrell Zimmer, as well as local landowners and volunteers, completed work Thursday repairing the sinkhole, located south of Mammoth Spring.

Boat registration requires physical proof

July 18, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – New state laws to match federal guidelines add an extra step to boat registration, but they may help prevent fraud or theft.

Increased enforcement efforts on lakes, rivers and streams June 29-July 1

June 27, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas wildlife officers will join boating safety officers throughout the United States this weekend to crack down on boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The special awareness action, dubbed “Operation Dry Water,” is an annual event held the weekend before Independence Day to prevent boating accidents from irresponsible boating caused by drinking.

Increased enforcement efforts on lakes, rivers and streams June 30-July 2

June 27, 2017

Wildlife officers throughout Arkansas and the United States are gearing up for Operation Dry Water – a weekend of increased enforcement throughout the nation to prevent instances of boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This year’s Operation Dry Water runs June 30 through July 2.