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Barbellycoa tacos add Latin flavor to waterfowl

Jan. 19, 2022

STUTTGART — Greater White-fronted geese (AKA Specklebelly or Barbelly) are highly sought by waterfowl hunters because they are relatively easy to decoy, respond to calls, and provide table fare second only to sandhill crane in the waterfowling world. Although it is hard to beat a perfectly seared specklebelly breast, Arkansas’s long goose season provides ample opportunity to try various recipes, and who doesn’t love taco Tuesday? 

Add some pluck to cooked duck

Nov. 24, 2021

JONESBORO — One of the great rewards from a day spent in freezing temperatures chasing ducks is the unmistakable flavor of waterfowl. Though many hunters use only the breast meat, a whole roasted mallard on a serving dish is a great asset to any dinner table. It takes some effort, but with a little practice a duck can quickly be turned into a main course.

Read Arkansas Wildlife magazine for free

April 15, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — If you’re looking for something to keep that outdoor fire burning while staying your distance from others, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has you covered. Every issue of Arkansas Wildlife magazine produced during the last year is now available free.

From the Pages of Arkansas Wildlife Magazine: The Best Duck Gumbo

Nov. 27, 2019

Besides the smoked ducks, the key ingredient for an award-winning duck gumbo is a rich roux cooked to perfection and blended with the duck stock. Photo provided by Stephen Harris.

Spice up your cookout with Buffalo catfish

June 12, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Is anything more popular at a tailgate or holiday party than Buffalo chicken wings? We’ve taken the Buffalo chicken wing craze and crossed it with fried catfish, another Southern staple, and thrown in a little Cajun spice for good measure.

Venison chili perfect celebration of hunting season

Oct. 24, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Check out Coney Island Venison Chili with Cornbread Deer Dogs on the AGFC’s YouTube channel.

Campfire cooking offers extra flavor to trout

Aug. 8, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - One of the best ways to beat the heat of summer for a camping/fishing combination is a trip to the cool tailwaters formed by Norfork, Bull Shoals and Greers Ferry Lakes. The dams forming these Corps of Engineers impoundments release cold water from the bottom of the water column. That rush of cold water can chase away the stifling heat, offering a brief respite from the summer sun.