Plug removal at Hurricane Lake WMA complete
Dec. 8, 2021
BALD KNOB — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission completed work to remove clogged culverts and install stream crossings on Mallard Pond Road at Henry Gray Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area last week and the road will be able to see some traffic this weekend in time for the second segment of the 2021-22 waterfowl season.
CWD-positive deer found in south Arkansas
Dec. 2, 2021
STRONG – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission today confirmed that a hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken in Union County tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
Memorialize their first outdoors adventure with a first duck, first deer certificates from AGFC
Dec. 1, 2021
LITTLE ROCK – Want to memorialize those unforgettable first Arkansas hunting and moments? The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has a special way to say, “Welcome to the hunting community,” with customizable certificates that can be given to a person for their first success in the field.
Arkansas CWD surveillance work grabs national attention
Nov. 24, 2021
WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON — Chronic wasting disease was first detected in Arkansas in 2016, and since that time the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has worked tirelessly to map out exactly where the disease may have spread throughout The Natural State. Dr. Jenn Ballard recently joined radio host John Kruse on his nationally syndicated show, America Outdoors Radio, to explain some of the revolutionary techniques the AGFC has used to monitor this serious deer disease.
Triple Trophy award marks deer hunting’s most determined
Nov. 17, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — The opening day of modern gun deer hunting season may have passed, but there’s still plenty of time left to claim a spot in Arkansas’s deer hunting honor roll by completing the Triple Trophy Award.
Blue paint marks habitat renovation
Nov. 12, 2021
HUMNOKE — Public land hunters will be seeing a number of trees at George H. Dunklin Jr. Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area marked with blue paint. The markings reflect the second step in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s efforts to restore the state’s crown jewel of public waterfowl hunting.
Get your deer tested for CWD and win a lifetime of hunting and fishing
Nov. 10, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — Getting your deer tested for chronic wasting disease not only is free through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, it might even land you a free hunting and fishing for life. Thanks to a donation from the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, every Arkansas resident who has their harvested deer tested for CWD this year will be entered to win one of two gift certificates for a free Resident Sportsman's Lifetime Combination License and Permit. Hunters who submit multiple deer for testing will have increased chances of being selected. AGFC employees and immediate families are ineligible to win.