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Canceled hatchery fishing derbies result in bonus catfish stockings throughout Arkansas

June 4, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Precautions to limit the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 have forced the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to cancel the annual fishing derbies held at its five fish hatcheries in June, but anglers throughout the state will still be able to enjoy some quality time chasing catfish. AGFC hatcheries are delivering thousands of pounds of catchable-sized catfish to small, publicly accessible ponds throughout Arkansas to prepare for Free Fishing Weekend, June 12-14.

Big Buzz Bass tournament returns to Lake Maumelle

June 3, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The fifth annual Big Buzz Bass tournament presented by Bradford Marine and ATV returns to Lake Maumelle June 13, with more than $6,000 in prizes up for grabs. For the second consecutive year the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is working with 103.7 FM The Buzz to support the tournament and Arkansas bass fishing.

Gov. Hutchinson declares June 12-14 Free Fishing Weekend

May 21, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Thanks to a proclamation by Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced today, anyone may fish in Arkansas without a fishing license or trout stamp from noon Friday, June 12, through midnight Sunday night, June 14. The proclamation was read at today’s online commission meeting by Megan Perkins, agriculture and commerce liaison to Hutchinson’s office.

AGFC shooting ranges reopen to the public

May 20, 2020

MAYFLOWER — The sounds of gunfire were a welcome change of pace at Dr. James E. Moore Jr. Camp Robinson Firing Range in Mayflower Wednesday. Last week marked the first time the range had been open in more than a month.

AGFC meeting to be held online

May 20, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold its monthly meeting on May 21, online to continue the work of conservation while following social distancing recommendations.

Browne, Davis, Dodsons and Mahony Family to be inducted in Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame

May 20, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation today announced the 2020 Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame inductees and its Legacy Award. These individuals will be recognized at the 2020 annual Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame banquet on Saturday, August 29 in Little Rock.

Toad Suck Daze Drive-Thru postponed to May 20

May 15, 2020

CONWAY — The Toad Suck Daze Nature and Science Drive-Thru scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to the increased chances for bad weather.