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Arkansas teal season opens Sept. 15

Sept. 13, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas duck hunters will get their first shot at some early birds this Friday when the early teal season opens at sunrise.

The early teal season is open Sept. 15-30, so hunters can have an opportunity to harvest some of these small ducks that typically migrate before the rest of the crowd.

AGFC Commissioner Meeting Notice

July 28, 2023

You are hereby notified that Commissioners of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will meet on the following date and times to consider any business that may be brought before the Commission. Unless otherwise stated, meetings will be held at the AGFC offices, 2 Natural Resources Dr. in Little Rock.

Ducks in a row at Frog Bayou

June 28, 2023

More than 1,300 acres of land in western Arkansas acquired by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in the past seven years are now in the midst of a project that will provide substantially more public waterfowl hunting opportunity, more outdoor recreation and more needed habitat for migrating waterfowl.

$4 million available for private landowners adding winter migratory bird habitat

June 21, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Private Lands Habitat Division is looking for landowners who want to put more waterfowl and shorebird habitat on the ground this winter, and thanks to a new initiative through the Natural Resources Conservation Service, there’s an additional $4 million in incentives to landowners to make it happen.

New waterfowl program leader Leach fulfills outdoor calling

June 14, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — When Luke Naylor was promoted last summer to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Wildlife Management Division chief, it meant that one of his tougher chores would be finding his own replacement for waterfowl program coordinator, a key agency post he held for 16 years.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Waterfowl Report

Nov. 23, 2022

Waterfowl hunters are urged to be vigilant about avian influenza; should they encounter a dead or sick bird, such as this goose in the photo, they are asked to report it to the AGFC.

Estimated decline in duck population only part of fall flight story

Sept. 7, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s report “Waterfowl Population Status, 2022,” released in late August, total duck population estimates in spring 2022 declined 12 percent from the last recorded survey taken in 2019, but that doesn’t necessarily sound an alarm with waterfowl managers who have seen similar fluctuations in the past.