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Register to participate in one of nine urban archery hunts this fall

May 17, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — Deer hunters interested in an early chance to fill their freezer and help feed fellow Arkansans can learn how to register for one of nine urban archery hunts beginning today at Registration for the 2023 Arkansas urban hunts is available until early July.

2022-23 deer harvest up from 2021-22 season

March 8, 2023

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas’s 2022-23 deer season concluded Feb. 28, and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s deer program coordinator expects the final harvest totals to finish higher than last year’s 181,379 total, but likely down about 15,000 deer from where the state has averaged during the last decade.

Associations burn through burden of habitat management

Feb. 15, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — Last year, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission helped improve habitat on 57,221 acres through the use of prescribed fire with only 81 available days when conditions were right to burn. Thanks to new prescribed burn associations forming throughout The Natural State, the AGFC is putting the tools in place to eclipse that amazing tally.

Prairie Bayou WMA is a hidden gem for small game hunters, dog runners

Feb. 8, 2023

CARLISLE – Almost hidden away, about 7 miles south of this Lonoke County seat, is a 473-acre Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management area that offers opportunities for small game, deer and waterfowl hunters as well as a great expanse to exercise hunting dogs.

First-time archer proves it’s never too late to start

Feb. 1, 2023

PINE BLUFF — Finding a place to start hunting if one doesn’t have family or friends who enjoy an outdoors lifestyle can be intimidating. Thanks to a new program through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Gov. Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center, six “adult onset” hunters overcame that hurdle and joined the ranks of seasoned bowhunters last fall.

AGFC, Academics Afield brings new audience outdoors

Jan. 25, 2023

PINE BLUFF — A group of students has begun building a community of hunters on the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff campus.

Visit the AGFC and AGFF at the 33rd Annual Big Buck Classic

Jan. 18, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — Be sure to visit the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation at this year’s 33rd Annual Relyance Bank Arkansas Big Buck Classic Jan. 27-29 at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds.