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Bird bands continue contributions to waterfowl conservation

Oct. 13, 2021

CALION — When you harvest a wood duck wearing a band around its leg and report it, you’re helping biologists gather critical data needed to make waterfowl management decisions in Arkansas.

Waterfowl guidebook available online

Oct. 13, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The 2021-22 Waterfowl Guidebook will soon be arriving in AGFC regional offices, nature centers and local sporting goods stores and license vendors throughout the state. An electronic version also is available for those who want to carry a copy on their smartphone, or simply want to get a sneak peek at what’s new for the season.

AGFC, Ducks Unlimited cook up new recipe for duck food at Dave Donaldson Black River WMA

Sept. 29, 2021

POCAHONTAS — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Ducks Unlimited recently put the finishing touches on a two-year renovation project at the Brookings Moist Soil Unit within Dave Donaldson Black River Wildlife Management Area in Northeast Arkansas. The project promises to substantially increase the amount of food able to be produced for waterfowl in the 151-acre complex of managed native vegetation.

Five WRICE fields offered for early teal hunt Sept. 25-26

Sept. 16, 2021

LITTLE ROCK - Five private rice fields that are part of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement program are being made available to public hunters via draw for next weekend, Sept. 25-26, during the state’s special early teal season.

Changes to east Arkansas hunting areas planned to save duck habitat

Sept. 8, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Director Austin Booth announced last Thursday at a special press conference that the AGFC will make changes to existing water management schedules on three of Arkansas’s popular wildlife management areas to protect critical habitat for wintering waterfowl.

AGFC adjusts water management to protect critical duck habitat

Sept. 2, 2021

LITTLE ROCK - Duck hunters visiting Arkansas’s famous waterfowl-focused public greentree reservoirs may see some changes on three of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s wildlife management areas this year.

AGFC airdrops habitat at Tri-County Lake

Sept. 1, 2021

FORDYCE — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission does dozens of habitat-enhancement projects at lakes throughout the state to boost angling opportunities, but a recent project at Mike Knoedl Tri-County Lake will offer added food and habitat for ducks as well as the fish that use this 280-acre Calhoun County reservoir. Millet was broadcast by airplane over roughly 100 acres of exposed shoreline to benefit waterfowl during their 2021-22 winter migration.