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CWD confirmed in three NW Arkansas counties

Jan. 9, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – Chronic wasting disease, detected in Arkansas almost two years ago, has been found in three more counties. Four white-tailed deer in Benton, Washington and Sebastian counties recently tested positive for the deadly disease, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Biological samples reveal 70 new cases of CWD, no new counties affected

Dec. 6, 2017

Seventy new cases of chronic wasting disease have been found in Arkansas since deer season opened in September, according to samples collected by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists, taxidermists and veterinarians. Although the number of positive cases is high, no samples from new areas of the state have been found so far. The disease has been found in Boone, Carroll, Madison, Marion, Newton, Pope and Searcy counties since September.

Fifty-three elk harvested so far in 2017

Nov. 15, 2017

Arkansas hunters have taken 53 elk during the 2017 regular elk hunts, and more may be harvested by the end of hunting season, thanks to regulations passed to help contain the elk herd to Boone Carroll, Madison, Newton and Searcy counties.

Free CWD testing available on opening weekend of deer season in 11 Arkansas counties

Nov. 8, 2017

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will have voluntary biological sampling stations set up in each of the 11 counties contained in the Chronic Wasting Disease Management Zone this weekend for hunters to get their deer tested for free.

AGFC partners with taxidermists and vets to offer voluntary CWD testing

Oct. 18, 2017

Since chronic wasting disease was discovered in Arkansas in February 2016, biologists have collected thousands of samples from deer and elk taken by hunters, from targeted animals showing signs of the disease and from road-killed deer throughout the state. In addition to samples taken to establish the disease’s spread and prevalence, the AGFC is offering a convenient way for hunters to have their deer tested for CWD at participating taxidermists and veterinarians.

“Outdoor Hotline” highlights new hunting license system, CWD and changes to water control on WMAs

Oct. 18, 2017

Arkansas Educational Television Network and the Arkansas Game and Fish will host a special “Outdoor Hotline,” to help inform viewers throughout The Natural State about some of the most recent changes to Arkansas’s outdoors.

AGFC holding public meeting about CWD in Van Buren County

Aug. 16, 2017

Although chronic wasting disease has not been found in Van Buren County, it’s close. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wants to give the public an opportunity to learn more about the disease at a public meeting in Clinton. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m., Sept. 19, at the Petit Jean Electric Cooperative Community Room at 270 Quality Drive.