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Biologists band together to monitor Arkansas’s Canada goose population

Aug. 2, 2023

ROGERS — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists teamed up in late June with several partners in northwest Arkansas, including the Army Corps of Engineers, Beaver Watershed Alliance and Northwest Arkansas Land Trust to herd and band roughly 280 Canada geese that had taken up residence on Beaver Lake.

Wild Science Webinar: July 2023 - The Lake Monticello Renovation Project and History of Conservation in Arkansas

July 31, 2023

The Wild Science Webinar is a monthly series featuring Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff and guest speakers presenting research and projects about Arkansas fish and wildlife. Trey Reid, Assistant Chief of Communications, will present "We've Come a Long Way: A Brief History of Conservation in Arkansas" and Kris Nault, District 5 Fisheries Supervisor, will present "The Lake Monticello Renovation Project".

Mena’s Crawford honored as AGFC Game Warden of the Year

July 26, 2023

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – As Major Brian Aston of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission read off a three-minute list of some of the more amazing accomplishments of the officer he would announce Tuesday as the 2023 Sgt. Monty Carmikle Arkansas Game Warden of the Year, it struck some people in the audience that it was a wonder the winner would have time to attend the presentation, much less have much time away from his work.

Delta Waterfowl Expo preview on Arkansas Wildlife Podcast

July 19, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Wildlife Podcast Host Trey Reid catches up with Delta Waterfowl’s Senior Marketing Director Brad Heidel for a virtual chat about Delta Waterfowl’s Duck Hunters Expo. The huge event will be held July 28-30 at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock. Anyone interested in duck hunting and waterfowl conservation should tune in to learn how they can join in the fun.

AGFC adds new crop of Florida bass to Lake Ouachita

June 28, 2023

MT. IDA — Fisheries biologists and staff from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Andrew Hulsey State Fish Hatchery in Hot Springs recently added a boost to Lake Ouachita’s largemouth bass genetics by stocking more than 150,000 Florida bass fingerlings to the lake in two locations.

$4 million available for private landowners adding winter migratory bird habitat

June 21, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Private Lands Habitat Division is looking for landowners who want to put more waterfowl and shorebird habitat on the ground this winter, and thanks to a new initiative through the Natural Resources Conservation Service, there’s an additional $4 million in incentives to landowners to make it happen.

AGFC breaking down barriers for fish habitat

June 14, 2023

MOUNTAIN HOME — Many people may not know that World Fish Migration Day was May 21, but that didn’t stop the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Stream Habitat Program from celebrating with a monumental effort. During May, the team was able to complete four stream barrier removal projects, restoring nearly 20 miles of connectivity to fragile warmwater stream ecosystems.