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Youth shooters move to state championship round at Jacksonville ​​​​​​​

May 31, 2023

JACKSONVILLE — What started out in April as a competition drawing nearly 5,400 young trap shooters ranging from fifth grade to seniors in high school has been whittled down to about 640 boys and girls who will compete this weekend (June 2-3) to be the best youth shooters in Arkansas.

Youth Shooting Sports regional tournaments begin Friday

April 26, 2023

JACKSONVILLE — Nearly 5,400 boys and girls statewide signed up for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Youth Shooting Sports Program this spring, and the first of four regional tournaments starts this Friday and Saturday, April 28-29, to determine which of those kids’ teams are the best in 2023.

Outdoor Adventures program sparks enthusiasm at Pinkston Middle School

April 19, 2023

MOUNTAIN HOME — Freddy Penka has the key to capturing students' imagination and attention, and it’s something he’s willing to share with any teacher wanting to deliver an elective to students they’ll be excited to attend. Penka’s Outdoor Adventures Class at Pinkston Middle School in Baxter County combines real-world outdoor knowledge with state-approved curriculums to teach students skills they rarely experience in a school setting.

Arkansas turkey season kicks off with April 8-9 youth turkey hunt

April 5, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — This weekend opens up a special two-day hunt for Arkansas’s youths to tag a turkey before the die-hard gobbler getters hit the woods for Arkansas’s regular turkey season opener, April 17.

AGFC hatcheries, staff prepping for derby season

April 5, 2023

LONOKE — The Arkansas Derby may have ended Saturday with Angel of Empire’s win, but the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has plenty of derby fun left for families throughout The Natural State this year. AGFC hatcheries will deliver hundreds of thousands of catchable catfish to ponds across Arkansas throughout spring and summer.

PRADCO donates to ‘reimagine’ nature center

April 3, 2023

FORT SMITH – Bruce Stanton, vice president and general manager of the PRADCO fishing division, made two announcements on the deck of the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center Thursday afternoon. One recognized the needs of future generations; the other was a surprise that honored a longtime contributor to the joys of fishing.

AGFC puts $175,000 toward repairs at Jack Cox Scatter Creek Shooting Range

March 30, 2023

PARAGOULD – Jack Cox Scatter Creek Shooting Range, located within the W.E. Brewer Scatter Creek Wildlife Management Area northwest of here, is temporarily closed for needed repair work.