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Hunter diaries, wing surveys give insight on waterfowl harvest data

Aug. 30, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Each year, Arkansas waterfowl hunters harvest more mallards than any other state. In many years, Arkansas’s mallard harvest exceeds the total taken by entire flyways. But how do we know how many birds we harvest?
 

Food falling from the sky for ducks in southwest Arkansas

Aug. 28, 2019

SARATOGA - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists worked with the Army Corps of Engineers and Southwest Arkansas Water District to coordinate a drawdown on Millwood Lake earlier this summer to promote wildlife habitat through aerial seeding of millet along the lake’s abundant mudflats.
 

Forest management plants seeds for future hunting opportunity at Dagmar WMA

July 29, 2019

BRINKLEY — Wildlife habitat at Sheffield Nelson Dagmar Wildlife Management Area in Monroe County has seen a huge boost for the future, thanks to proactive work to create the next generation of forest on a small portion of the area managed for waterfowl. Habitat surveys conducted this spring show excellent results from the recent removal of select trees on Mud Slough Greentree Reservoir, promoting food for ducks, deer and a variety of other wildlife species for many generations to come.
 

Year-round Moist-Soil Work Focused on Disturbance

July 29, 2019

DES ARC – There has been a disturbance going on not far from here, but hardly anyone has noticed. All anyone will ever notice, if the disturbance continues as planned, is a great feeding ground for migrating waterfowl later this fall.
 

WRICE Program offers waterfowl more food near public hunting areas

July 10, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Waterfowl season may be months away, but the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is busy working with private landowners to plant the seeds for food ducks, geese and other migrating birds will need during their migration. A new program is working to increase the amount of leftover crops available to ducks when they arrive in The Natural State.

Commission approves discounted licenses for disabled veterans, proposes relaxed seasons on predator species

June 21, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission voted unanimously to create a new Disabled Veteran Lifetime Combination License that would be available at a reduced rate for resident military veterans meeting certain criteria during today’s regularly scheduled meeting.
 

Reusable plastic card adds options for hunting and fishing license holders

June 19, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas hunters and anglers now have the option of carrying proof of their hunting and fishing license purchase on a special weather-resistant card, offered through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s licensing system. The new plastic card license is available at licensning.agfc.com and is reusable each year.