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Wild Science Webinar: March 2023 - CWD Research and Evaluating Florida Bass in Lake Ouachita

March 9, 2023

The Wild Science Webinar is a monthly series featuring Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff presenting research and projects about Arkansas fish and wildlife. We have a bit of a change this month as one of our speakers is not an AGFC employee. Marcelo Jorge is a PhD student from the University of Georgia working on an AGFC funded project investigating chronic wasting disease in Arkansas. He will present some early results from his work in a presentation titled "Deer Survival and CWD in the Southeast".  Dr. Chris Middaugh, Research Biologist, will present "Evaluating Florida Bass Stocking in Lake Ouachita: Using Research to Guide Future Efforts".

Free CWD testing available for Arkansas deer hunters

Oct. 12, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is offering a variety of options to have harvested deer tested for chronic wasting disease for free throughout the 2022-23 deer hunting season.

Collared bear, deer OK to harvest

Oct. 5, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas hunters hitting the woods may notice a few deer and bears sporting some new neckwear this fall, but that shouldn’t deter anyone from legally taking that animal.

Bear hunters can help study increased occurrence of mange in Arkansas bears

Sept. 14, 2022

FORT SMITH — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking anyone who harvests a bear in the Ouachita Mountains or Ozarks to help collect liver samples from their bear to help research mange in the Ozark bear population.

South Arkansas deer hunting open house and virtual meeting address regulation changes, management assistance

Sept. 7, 2022

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is encouraging hunters in Ashley, Bradley and Union counties to participate in one of two special meetings this week devoted to deer hunting regulations and deer herd health in south Arkansas following the detection of chronic wasting disease in Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge during the 2021-22 deer season.

Public meetings scheduled for deer health information

Aug. 24, 2022

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host three meetings in the next month to discuss Arkansas’s deer herd and changes to local deer hunting regulations for portions of the state where chronic wasting disease was detected during the 2021-22 deer season.

AGFC suggests ways timber firms, lease holders can take action to boost wildlife

July 13, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – Timber companies play an important role in Arkansas’s economy, and the partnerships established between the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and these firms positively affect fish and wildlife species on the lands that they own and manage.