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Alpena’s balanced scoring leads to Senior ANASP title

March 11, 2020

HOT SPRINGS – Alpena High School came into the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament as the top scoring team from February’s Senior Division regional competitions. Alpena’s balanced scoring among team members held up again Saturday, March 7, in winning a state championship by 12 points over Valley Springs High School and 36 other competing teams.

Archery State Tournament set for Friday-Saturday in Hot Springs

March 4, 2020

HOT SPRINGS – Thirty-six teams in each of three divisions – elementary school, middle school and senior – once again converge at Hot Springs’ Bank OZK Arena Friday and Saturday to determine individual and team champions in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament.

Apply to become an intern for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission this summer

Jan. 28, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is accepting applications for summer internships until Feb. 28, 2020. These internships, funded by sales of the AGFC’s Conservation License Plates, let students gain hands-on training and experience needed to compete for a future career in conservation.

Arkansas schools receive $444,000 to support conservation, wildlife education

Jan. 14, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas students participating in conservation education programs will have nearly a half a million dollars in support, thanks to the fines collected from poachers and other people who violate hunting and fishing laws in the state.

Youth from grades 1-12 compete in first statewide Marksmanship Challenge

Sept. 25, 2019

FORT SMITH — More than 200 young outdoors enthusiasts gathered at Arkansas Game and Fish Commission nature centers and education centers throughout the state last Saturday to participate in the first-ever statewide Marksmanship Challenge. When the last arrow was pulled Samuel Sanders at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center took top honors in the oldest age group, the tenth- through 12th-grade division.

Arkansas students finding interest in fishy school lessons

Sept. 11, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — A recent article titled “Does Fishing Have a Future?” focused on a disturbing trend among Americans that shows fewer anglers hitting the water to wet a line every year. The traditional route of a parent teaching their child to fish is faltering. Fishing In The Natural State, a beginner’s fishing program administered by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, hopes to offset some of this loss in our angling ranks.

More than $678,000 available for wildlife conservation education grants in Arkansas

Aug. 21, 2019

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Economic Development Commission Division of Rural Services has announced the Wildlife Conservation Education Grants Program application period is open now through Oct. 4. More than $678,000 is available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. Funds for these grants come from fines collected by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.