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Find your outside with the AGFC’s new calendar of events

July 7, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission offers hundreds of workshops and events throughout the year to help people get out and enjoy the outdoors to its fullest, and thanks to a newly redesigned calendar and event management system, finding one is as simple as scrolling through your phone or computer screen.

Second edition of Arkansas Turkey Stamp available

June 30, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The second edition of the voluntary Arkansas Turkey Stamp is now available to order through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s online licensing system at www.agfc.com, at any license dealer, regional office or AGFC nature center. The stamp is not required to hunt turkeys in the state of Arkansas, but was created to give conservationists and turkey enthusiasts a way to help support conservation efforts for the species.

Former Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners, staff to be inducted into Arkansas Waterfowler Hall of Fame

June 30, 2021

STUTTGART - Former AGFC Commissioner W.R. “Witt” Stephens Jr. and former AGFC Biologist and Assistant Director Carl Hunter will be added into the Arkansas Waterfowler Hall of Fame in an induction ceremony September 23 at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock. Members of the 2020 class also will be recognized as COVID-19 forced the cancellation of last year’s event.

’Bee’ a friend to Arkansas’s pollinators

June 23, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — They may be small, but pollinators play a huge role in our daily lives. If it weren’t for the bees, butterflies, bats and birds that tend to wild and agricultural plants, the food supply for humans as well as wildlife would simply stop. Many species of pollinators are seeing declines from changes in land use and certain pesticides. Here are some ways you can celebrate National Pollinator Week this June 21-27 and help reverse the trend.

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.