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Statewide Marksmanship Challenge Sept. 25

Sept. 22, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is hosting its annual Marksmanship Challenge for youth in grades 1 through 12 at each of its nature centers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 25.

AGFC provides $769,000 to Arkansas schools for conservation education

Sept. 16, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission passed a minute order at today’s meeting to transfer $769,564 to the Arkansas Division of Rural Services to offer grants for conservation education efforts throughout Arkansas. The money was collected during the last year from fines for wildlife and fishing regulations violations.

Fishing derbies kick off Arkansas Hunting and Fishing Week

Sept. 15, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host fishing derbies throughout the state Sept. 18 in celebration of Arkansas Hunting and Fishing Week.

AGFC and City of Benton take fishing in-depth through summer program

Sept. 8, 2021

BENTON — A recent partnership between the City of Benton’s Parks and Recreation Department and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission may provide a template for success in introducing youth to the joys of angling in Arkansas. Four groups of children, aged 4 through 13, and their parents all had the opportunity to participate in a special multi-class fishing program at Benton’s River Center recreation complex.

AGFC planning Women’s Outdoor Weekend Oct. 1-3

Sept. 8, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a special women’s outdoor weekend October 1-3 with workshops throughout the state to help ladies learn how to hunt, fish and be a larger part of conservation in Arkansas.

AGFC hosts seniors’ fishing event

Sept. 8, 2021

MAUMELLE — Join the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program in Maumelle for a fishing derby focused on the “well seasoned” anglers. A special fishing event will be held from 9 a.m. until noon, Sept. 10, at Lake Valencia for any angler 50 years and older.

AGFC, AEDC offer nearly $770,000 for education grants from wildlife fines

Sept. 1, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Division of Rural Services has more than $769,000 to give to Arkansas schools and educators for conservation education programs in the 2021-22 school year, thanks to fines derived from wildlife violations. Educators in every county are encouraged to apply for grants by the Oct. 26 application deadline to make use of these free dollars for education.