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Tragic accident reminds hunters to keep guns unloaded until needed

Feb. 20, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – It was big news for college football fans as well as hunters in south Louisiana and Mississippi when it was reported that former LSU offensive lineman Matt Branch survived being shot while hunting ducks in late December.

Arkansas State Duck Stamp artwork unveiled at Arkansas Sportsman’s Caucus

Feb. 13, 2019

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation unveiled the artwork to be used on the 2019-20 Arkansas State Duck Stamp at the Arkansas Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus luncheon in downtown Little Rock. The event was part of an update to state legislators on work the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and other partners are doing to improve and maintain the valuable natural resources of The Natural State. 

Give the gift of conservation this Christmas

Nov. 28, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are all behind us, but that doesn’t mean the opportunity to grab some gifts for your holiday shopping. A gift certificate for an Arkansas hunting or fishing license is the best gifts for that hard-to-buy outdoors enthusiast on your list, and you’ll be contributing to the state’s wildlife resources at the same time.
 

Big Timber WMA addition expands leased land program for hunters

Nov. 21, 2018

AMITY - Southwest Arkansas has one of the most dense deer populations of anywhere in the state, and finding public access in this part of Arkansas is much easier thanks to special leased lands opportunities offered by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. This year, an additional spur of 3,500 acres is available near the town of Amity, to help hunters find a tree for their deer stand.

Access to Mercer Bayou reopened for duck season

Nov. 14, 2018

TEXARKANA - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will reopen the gate leading to Mercer Bayou on Sulphur River WMA this week for hunters to access the area during the 2018-19 duck season. 

Youths who have passed hunter education may legally hunt on their own

Nov. 14, 2018

LITTLE ROCK -- One question that springs up each year is how old a youth has to be before they may hunt by themselves. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission regulations state that a hunter must be at least 6 years old to kill a deer, bear or turkey, but the answer to hunting by oneself is a bit more complicated.

Report waterfowl bands and help track the migration

Nov. 14, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Want to make a duck biologist cringe? Just call those things wrapped around some ducks’ feet jewelry. Duck bands are nearly as popular as camo clothing among Arkansas waterfowl hunters, but they have a scientific purpose.