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New AGFC deputy director helps Batten down the leadership hatches

Aug. 3, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – Ben Batten belies the upper Midwest background that directed him on the path of outdoors and conservation work some 18 years ago. Rather, even with less of a Southern twang than most of his fellow Arkansas Game and Fish Commission employees possess, one still might mistake him for a native Arkansan in the way he seems to know every nook and cranny of this state, every fish in its waters, or the best spots to find deer, ducks and other “critters,” as he calls them.

New Deputy Director Carner has Arkansas outdoors in his blood

July 6, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – Working throughout the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are people in various divisions whose youthful experiences pointed them in the direction of a work life with an outdoors conservation agency. Brad Carner, whose family in Lake City (Craighead County) on the St. Francis River was immersed in hunting, trapping, and fishing and whose hunting exploits were experienced on public lands, is one such agency employee.

Alabama Nature Conservancy chief to join AGFC as deputy director

Nov. 13, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Roger W. Mangham left Arkansas and its office of The Nature Conservancy after a decade of work for the same organization in Alabama in 2016, but he always thought someday he might return. That opportunity arose recently, allowing Mangham to head back to The Natural State. He will join the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission as deputy director beginning Nov. 25.