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CWD-positive deer found in Independence County

Dec. 6, 2019

OIL TROUGH – A new case of chronic wasting disease has been found in Independence County. A hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken east of Oil Trough tested positive for the disease.

AGFC increases free options to test deer for disease

Sept. 11, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is rolling out additional opportunities for hunters to get their deer tested for chronic wasting disease throughout the state this deer season.

Think twice before filling the corn feeder

Aug. 14, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – As summer begins to take its toll and the start of deer season nears, many deer hunters are beginning to think about how they can help the deer in the areas where they hunt. Many are thinking of loading a feeder with corn to help the deer through the summer stress. There is a better way.

CWD Management Zone expands to include Baxter, Scott and Stone counties

June 5, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has expanded the Chronic Wasting Disease Management Zone to include Baxter, Scott and Stone counties following the confirmation of CWD-positive deer in or near these counties during the 2018-19 deer hunting season. 

Arkansas CWD Management Zone to expand, public meetings scheduled

March 20, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold public meetings in Waldron, Mountain Home and Mountain View in the next few weeks to speak about the need for an expansion of the current Chronic Wasting Disease Management Zone for deer and elk. Recent test results from CWD-positive deer along the outer edge of the zone boundary have caused the AGFC to consider expanding the current CWD Management Zone to include Baxter, Scott and Stone counties.

Public Input Sought for Buffalo River Elk Management Plan

March 6, 2019

HARRISON – The National Park Service and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold public input  meetings Tuesday, March 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ponca Elk Education Center and Wednesday, March 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Carroll Electric Cooperative Building in Jasper to gather public input on future management regarding the increasing elk herd around Ponca and the Buffalo River National Park.

CWD-positive deer found in Scott County

Dec. 21, 2018

WALDRON  – Chronic wasting disease has been found in Scott County. A hunter-harvested white-tailed deer harvested north of Waldron tested positive for the disease, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.