Avoid an un-bear-able situation
May 23, 2023
BELLA VISTA — Myron Means can just about put a pin on his calendar each year in May when the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will begin to see a rise in nuisance bear calls throughout the state.
Former Commissioner Bill Bridgforth dies at 82
May 12, 2023
LITTLE ROCK — William C. “Bill” Bridgforth, 82, of Pine Bluff, a former Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioner, died Thursday, May 11, at his home.
35 years of trout magic celebrated in Arkansas Wildlife Magazine
May 4, 2023
LITTLE ROCK — The May/June issue of Arkansas Wildlife, the official magazine of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, includes an article about a truly magical place: “Tight against the massive Norfork National Fish Hatchery near Norfork Dam and just under a mile long, Dry Run Creek in Baxter County has been called the crown jewel of the state’s trout fisheries.”
2023 Arkansas duck season to begin before Thanksgiving
April 20, 2023
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission today unanimously approved a change to the 2023-24 duck season dates to the traditional opener, the weekend before Thanksgiving.
AGFC’s Jeremy Risley moves into black bass program coordinator role
April 19, 2023
With 20 years at the AGFC, including the last 18 as a fisheries biologist, Mountain Home 's Jeremy Risley is moving into the role as black bass program coordinator.
Arkansas turkey season kicks off with April 8-9 youth turkey hunt
April 5, 2023
LITTLE ROCK — This weekend opens up a special two-day hunt for Arkansas’s youths to tag a turkey before the die-hard gobbler getters hit the woods for Arkansas’s regular turkey season opener, April 17.
Turkey trending up in recent survey results
March 29, 2023
LITTLE ROCK — Turkey hunters have some good news to look forward to this season. According to recent interviews featured in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Arkansas Wildlife magazine and podcast, reproductive rates have seen slow improvements over the last three years.