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Stay on target this deer season

Nov. 3, 2021

MAYFLOWER – Ammunition shortages for many rifle calibers may have many hunters treating their deer-hunting rounds as precious commodities. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission would like to remind everyone that sending a bullet or two downrange to ensure your rifle is on-target is well worth the effort and extra rounds needed before modern gun deer hunting season begins Nov. 13.

Get a free sausage biscuit at Hardee’s with your hunting license Nov. 10

Nov. 3, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Hunters headed to deer camp to get things ready for opening weekend of modern gun deer season may want to make a quick pitstop to fuel up at their local Hardee’s restaurant. Every Hardee’s restaurant in Arkansas will give a free sausage biscuit to anyone who shows their valid hunting license to the cashier during each restaurant’s normal breakfast hours Wednesday, Nov. 10.

Wildlife officers need details to catch game violators

Oct. 20, 2021

Help AGFC wildlife officers stop night hunting, out of season poaching and other violations with these helpful tips. Quick, accurate information is the biggest boost the average citizen can give them.

Poachers harvest hefty fines from deer garden

Sept. 30, 2021

JONESBORO — With the outdoors as their office, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers often work with unusual crime scenes, as poachers often go to extreme lengths to hide their crimes from weather and animals as well as the watchful eyes of neighbors and other hunters. In 2016 Sgt. Jeff Dalton and Cpl. Bret Ditto found one of the most unusual and fertile evidence discoveries of their careers, a literal garden of skulls from illegally poached white-tailed deer. 

AGFC mobile app offers streamlined license, hunting experience

Sept. 29, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Carry your license, check your game, and read the latest AGFC news all from one convenient location with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s smartphone application.

Get your deer tested for CWD

Sept. 22, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will again offer a variety of free options to have harvested deer tested for chronic wasting disease during the 2021-22 deer hunting season. In all, 105 testing locations will be available throughout the state to have your deer tested for CWD.

Harness a safe hunt this deer season ​​​​​​​

Sept. 22, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Innovations in gear used by bowhunters to pursue white-tailed deer continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Bows that were obnoxiously loud and required a heavy draw weight have been replaced by lighter, whisper-quiet bows thats shoot arrows lightning fast at a minimal draw weight. Arrows have become more durable, consistent and forgiving and the choices in broadheads range from traditional deep-penetrating fixed-blade heads to devastating mechanicals that cut a huge swath through flesh. Clothing comes in a wide range of camo patterns to hide the human profile from the keen eyes of a whitetail and is also designed to lessen the scent dispersion of a hunter. All these are important, but one sector of hunting gear that is vital to a safe hunt has also seen great advances. Fall arrest systems have transitioned from simple belts to harnesses that will keep a hunter safe should an unexpected fall occur.