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Updated deer zones require AGFC mobile app refresh

Oct. 14, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Earlier this year, the Commission passed a variety of new hunting regulations, including the combination of some deer zones. Many hunters heading to the woods should take a second look at an Arkansas Hunting Guidebook before heading to the woods, especially if the deer zone where they traditionally hunt ended in an “A.”

Arkansas Forestry Association Names Clint Johnson Forestry Educator of the Year

Oct. 14, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Forestry Association recognized Clint Johnson as Forestry Educator of the Year at the AFA Annual Meeting held virtually on October 1. 

Deer hunters advised to check with local processors before bringing deer to their door

Oct. 7, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Hunters planning to hit the woods Oct. 17 for Arkansas’s muzzleloader season and Nov. 14 for modern gun deer season may want to check with the deer processor they normally use to make the most of their harvest. Some processors who handle domestic livestock may be seeing a backlog from recent direct-to-butcher purchases at the beginning of this summer’s meat shortage.

Zachary finds his place at diverse Ed Gordon/Point Remove WMA

Sept. 30, 2020

One of the most diverse regions in all of Arkansas for wildlife is the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Region 7, a vast area of land in the Ozark Highlands and Arkansas River Valley that includes two major wildlife management areas, Ed Gordon/Point Remove WMA and Galla Creek WMA. Alex Zachary is a veteran biologist in Region 7 on Ed Gordon and Galla Creek WMAs. Zachary, who turned 33 late in the summer, began work with the AGFC there in November 2011 as a technician and moved up to his current role as biologist in 2014. 

AGFC offering free tests for deer disease

Sept. 23, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Help the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission by having this year’s harvested deer tested for chronic wasting disease at one of more than 100 free testing locations throughout The Natural State this season. 

Introduce a new hunter or angler to the fold on National Hunting and Fishing Day

Sept. 23, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Join the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in its efforts to increase the number of hunters and anglers in The Natural State by pledging to take a newcomer to the woods or water this National Hunting and Fishing Day, Sept. 26.

Antlerless only hunt to wrap up 2020-21 modern gun deer season

Sept. 23, 2020

Arkansans looking for one last chance to bag a deer at the end of the season this year will have three additional days to take a doe after the Modern Gun Christmas Holiday Hunt to fill their tag. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously voted in May to move the Private Land Antlerless Only Deer Hunt from the middle of October to the last days of December in hopes to increase participation in the hunt.