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Arkansas hunters swat aside black bear record

Feb. 17, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — In the world of wildlife management, harvest records usually are broken by small percentages. But bear hunters in Arkansas broke the record of 577 set during the 2018 season by taking 665 in 2020 – a jump of 15 percent.

Arkansas elk harvest stable, sustainable

Feb. 10, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Hunters harvested 47 elk during the 2020 Arkansas elk hunting season, a mirror image of the previous year’s total, according to Wes Wright, elk program coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Engage with the AGFC through online Monarch webinar

Feb. 10, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center will host a virtual webinar for anyone interested in learning more about the Monarch butterfly and its amazing migration throughout North America. The webinar will be held on the Zoom meeting platform at 6 p.m. Feb. 22. People who are interested in attending the virtual workshop can click here to register. 

Wind damage to hardwoods in Beryl Anthony Lower Ouachita WMA amplified by ‘wet feet’

Feb. 3, 2021

HUTTIG — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Wildlife Management Division staff have been busy clearing and picking up the pieces of last year’s hurricane season and will be working well into the future thanks to the combined effects of straight-line winds and years of overbank flooding at Beryl Anthony Lower Ouachita Wildlife Management Area on the Arkansas-Louisiana state line.

Boaters reminded to unplug when trailering vessels

Feb. 3, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – Anglers and hunters and other boaters who use the state’s waterways are being reminded by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Fisheries Division of a new regulation that took effect Jan. 1, 2021, requiring all boat drain plugs to be removed before and during trailering of vessels to and from access facilities on lakes, rivers and streams.

Wild Science seminars offer updates on current AGFC-sponsored research

Feb. 3, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is hosting a monthly presentation on some of the latest conservation research with which it is involved titled, “Wild Science” for biologists, educators and the general public to enjoy.

Baitfish make up significant number of stockings in 2020

Jan. 20, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – When there are more mouths to feed, the focus turns to providing those mouths with food. That’s the evolving stance at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission when it pertains to fish production and stockings.