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Agency cooperation deals with dangerous barbed-wire line

May 16, 2018

REYDELL – Barbed-wire fencing or any other obstruction to boating cannot be placed across navigable waters in Arkansas, per state law and sometimes federal law, depending on the water body. Not only is it illegal, but it can also present a safety concern to boaters. However, situations do arise at times where landowners or lessors of hunting and fishing property mistake their rights on waters that legally are considered navigable and open to the public.

Hinkle, Fennell and Young inducted into Arkansas Outdoors Hall of Fame, Hunt receives Legacy Award

May 16, 2018

LITTLE ROCK  – The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation today announced the 2018 Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame inductees and recipients of its Legacy Award.

 

Landowners, AGFC biologists honored at conservation conference

May 16, 2018

MCGEHEE - Five Arkansas landowners and two Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists earned special recognition for their outstanding conservation efforts at the Wildlife Habitat Restoration and Private Lands conference held May 8-9 at the Delta Resort in McGehee.
 

Frog Bayou WMA rolling out the red carpet for ducks

May 9, 2018

ALMA - For most Arkansans, thoughts of duck season have been stowed alongside the waders and decoys, but work for the next year in the wetlands has already begun at Frog Bayou Wildlife Management Area near Alma.
 

Farm pond workshop at Lake Dardanelle State Park May 24

May 9, 2018

RUSSELLVILLE – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold a special workshop for landowners on how to manage their farm ponds for fish at a free workshop at the Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center from 7 to 9 p.m., May 24.
 

Unattended fawns likely not abandoned

May 2, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – Each spring, thousands of Arkansas deer give birth to fawns. And each year, biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission get calls from worried conservation-minded individuals who happen across one of these young deer sitting still in the tall grasses where it is hiding. But that abandoned fawn likely isn’t abandoned at all. In fact, its mother may be just out of sight, waiting for you to leave so she may tend to her young.
 

Flame on for northern bobwhite habitat

April 25, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Prescribed fire and bobwhite quail -- one restores a natural process, the other is a natural species. Prescribed fire will take place without quail but quail will not thrive without prescribed fire. How do we get more fire on the ground? We must first understand its benefits and specifically how they relate to bobwhite quail.