July 22, 2020
MAYFLOWER — The summer sun is beating down, but there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors without working up too much of a sweat. A visit to one of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s many archery ranges may be just the outdoor excitement you’re looking for this summer, and it’s a great way to keep your skills sharp for archery deer season, which opens Sept. 26.
Sept. 25, 2019
LITTLE ROCK — Many bowhunters pour over the sharpness of their broadheads, the look of their arrows and the conditions of their bows. Some new locations provided by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission offer year-round opportunities to keep the rust off and keep your shooting form as deadly as the equipment you’ll be using this deer season.
Sept. 11, 2019
MAYFLOWER — The Arkansas Bowhunters Association will host its annual Fall State Championship and Bowhunter Bonanza at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Camp Robinson Special Use Area in Mayflower Sept. 21-22. Anyone who is interested in 3D archery and joining a group of avid archers is welcome to attend.
June 9, 2019
LITTLE ROCK - The application period for Arkansas’s special urban bowhunts for the 2019-20 deer hunting season is now open. These hunts, which begin Sept. 1, offer bowhunters in Arkansas an early opportunity to get into the woods in order to help maintain white-tailed deer populations at levels which reduce conflicts with homeowners and drivers.
March 5, 2019
HOT SPRINGS — Hill Farm Elementary of Bryant took top honors at the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program State Championship last weekend at Bank OZK Arena in Hot Springs. This is the third time in as many years that the Hoot Owls of Hill Farm accomplished the feat. The team turned in an impressive score of 3,086 out of a possible 3,600 to claim the win over second-place Charleston Elementary. Greene County Tech took third place in the elementary division.
Sept. 26, 2018
MOUNTAIN HOME – Bear hunting with a bow was over nearly before it started this year in Bear Zone 1. In only three days, the 250-bear quota was met by bowhunters bagging their bruins.
The 72-hour season has some hunters scratching their heads, but Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Large Carnivore Program Coordinator Myron Means explains that it’s not due to a huge spike in the bear population or harvest-checking hijinks.
Jan. 31, 2018
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program’s 2018 regional tournaments will be held at a dozen schools throughout the state on Feb. 10.
ANASP was established by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in 2008 and has grown tremendously.
“We have about 550 schools participating in the program throughout the state,” said Curtis Gray, ANASP coordinator for the AGFC. “And we’re always looking to add more.”