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From the Pages of Arkansas Wildlife Magazine: The Best Duck Gumbo

Nov. 27, 2019

Besides the smoked ducks, the key ingredient for an award-winning duck gumbo is a rich roux cooked to perfection and blended with the duck stock. Photo provided by Stephen Harris.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Nov. 27, 2019

Mallards haven't made it to Arkansas in big numbers yet, but the numbers seen in November's aerial survey were in line with the long-term average, as waterfowl season opened in The Natural State last Saturday.

WMAs benefit from Eagle Scout projects

Sept. 27, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Eagle Scout projects in central Arkansas have helped not only the prospective scout attain his chief goal in the Boy Scouts of America, they’ve enhanced some Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s wildlife management areas.
 

Early teal season offers first chance for Arkansas duck hunters

Sept. 13, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Sunday marks the first shot hunters have at taking a duck his year, and it’s a tricky shot at that. 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.

Waterfowl hunting dates for nonresidents on Arkansas wildlife management areas available

July 29, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Nonresident waterfowl hunters will be able to hunt some of Arkansas’s most popular public waterfowl-hunting destinations Nov. 23-Dec. 2; Dec. 27-Jan. 5; and Jan. 22-31 this season. 
 

Ducks Unlimited honors Boozman, Ronquest for achievements in wetland conservation

March 13, 2019

DENVER – Two Arkansans were honored at Friday’s North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference by Ducks Unlimited for their work in promoting and conserving North America’s wetlands and waterfowl. Senator John Boozman and Jim Ronquest, producer of Rich-N-Tone videos, were recognized with two of the six awards DU presented.

Watch flightlines when scouting WMAs for ducks

Jan. 9, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — It may sound simple enough to the everyday WMA waterfowl hunter, but to the newcomer or the not-so-veteran waterfowler using public land, scouting the area for ducks is best accomplished by watching how groups of ducks are flying from a resting area, according to Luke Naylor, the AGFC's waterfowl program coordinator.