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Apply for an Arkansas public land alligator hunt

June 16, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — People interested in chasing an Arkansas alligator on public land and water this fall have until midnight June 30 to put their name in the hat. Applications for the 2021 Arkansas alligator season are available online at www.agfc.com.

Commissioner’s Cup youth bass fishing tournament heads to Lake Ouachita

June 16, 2021

HOT SPRINGS — The Commissioners’ Cup High School Bass Fishing Tournament is back for a third year, and it will be back to a live weigh-in when it visits Safe Harbor Brady Mountain Boat Ramp on Lake Ouachita June 19.

Keep some striped bass for conservation

June 16, 2021

ROGERS – With summer heat finally breaking loose, water temperatures are on the rise. With warmer water temperature comes an inevitable increase in fish mortality, even with catch-and-release fishing. This is especially true for striped bass pulled from Arkansas’s top striped bass fisheries. It may seem counterintuitive, but keeping your striped bass can actually increase the number of stripers available for other anglers.

Apply for an urban archery deer hunt

May 25, 2021

LITTLE ROCK - The application period for Arkansas’s special urban bowhunts for the 2021-22 deer hunting season is now open.

AGFC offers college scholarships for future conservationists

May 19, 2021

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is offering scholarships for any student interested in a conservation career. Applications will be accepted until June 15 for the fall 2021 semester.

13-year-old Arkansan on quest to complete Outdoor Skills program

May 5, 2021

MAYFLOWER — Spending time in the outdoors is often its own reward, a recently added program from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission offers extra incentives to building your outdoor skills. Just ask Anthony Long-Irby of Mayflower. He’s collected nearly all the achievements the AGFC’s Outdoor Skills Patch Program has to offer at only 13 years old.

Keep wildlife wild, leave ‘orphans’ alone

May 5, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Each year, biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission get calls from worried conservation-minded individuals who happen across a young, helpless-looking deer, rabbits and birds that have apparently lost their mother. Moving those animals may be one of the worst things you can do to help it, and in the case of white-tailed deer fawns, taking it home can even land you in trouble with the law.