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Celebrate the upcoming youth waterfowl hunt with a first duck certificates offered by AGFC

Dec. 4, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — With the first statewide youth waterfowl hunt Saturday, Dec. 7, many first-time duck hunters will pull the trigger on their first mallard, pintail or other duck in Arkansas. Memorialize that unforgettable day in the outdoors with a My First Duck certificate from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Payneway Dam repairs prove no impact to duck hunting on Sunken Lands

Nov. 26, 2019

MARKED TREE — Water levels at St. Francis Sunken Lands Wildlife Management Area in Northeast Arkansas should remain on target during the remainder of waterfowl season, thanks to the help of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Buyer’s guide for first-time hunting firearms

Nov. 26, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Black Friday sale flyers have been circulating for weeks, and many sporting goods stores are dropping prices like a rock on rifles and shotguns people will be purchasing for youth hunters and adults who recently discovered how much fun hunting can be. But trying to muddle through all the calibers, gauges, actions and accessories can be a true endurance test to people who are not in the know about the latest and greatest firearms choices.

Commission hears updates on waterfowl populations heading into duck season

Nov. 21, 2019

STUTTGART – Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners heard reports on the AGFC’s wetlands and waterfowl management programs at today’s scheduled meeting in Stuttgart. The timing of the subjects was on point as the meeting was sandwiched between the Commission’s Stuttgart Town Hall Meeting, where waterfowl were a key focus of the public, and the opening of duck season in The Natural State.

Repair at Payneway Dam suffers setback

Nov. 20, 2019

MARKED TREE — Delays in the repair of a washout in Payneway Dam on St. Francis Lake may impact the amount of water available for opening weekend of duck season on St. Francis Sunken Lands Wildlife Management Area.

Veteran AGFC supervisor sets up planting program at Millwood Lake

Nov. 15, 2019

HOPE – Nowhere in Arkansas comes close to the Delta for waterfowl hunting, but duck counts show the southwest portion of the state attracts many dabblers during the annual migration.

Application period for online waterfowl hunts begins Nov. 14

Nov. 13, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Hunters looking for excellent opportunities to limited-access public hunting land can apply for special permit waterfowl hunts on three wildlife management areas and 11 private fields leased by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission beginning Nov. 14.