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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.

Visit the AGFC at the SouthArk Expo

Aug. 18, 2021

EL DORADO — Come visit the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s mobile aquarium and regional educator Laura Rogers at this year’s SouthArk Outdoor Expo 9 a.m-4 p.m. Sept. 11, at the El Dorado Conference Center.

Thwart a snakebite before it happens

Aug. 11, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate between 7,000 and 8,000 people are bitten by venomous snakes in the United States each year. Thanks to modern medicine, only about five of those victims die from their snakebite. By comparison, an average of 41 people in the U.S. die annually from lightning strikes.

Learn bear-hunting basics with AGFC’s lead bear biologist

Aug. 4, 2021

FORT SMITH - Myron Means, large carnivore program coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will host a series of seminars at AGFC nature centers throughout the state during August and September to teach people about one of Arkansas’s most prized hunts and the state’s former namesake.

Celebrate National Shooting Sports Month with the AGFC

July 28, 2021

MAYFLOWER — The Dr. James E. Moore Jr. Camp Robinson Firing Range will hold a variety of special offers to its patrons throughout August to celebrate National Shooting Sports Month. Range staff have prepared a variety of promotions to get people off the couch and on the range to prepare for this year’s hunting seasons.

Boost the wildlife potential of your hunting property

July 14, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and its partners in conservation are hosting special workshops throughout the state to help landowners improve the wildlife habitat on their property. Whether your focus is deer, turkey, quail or the many non-game species that depend upon healthy habitat, AGFC biologists want to help.

Find your outside with the AGFC’s new calendar of events

July 7, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission offers hundreds of workshops and events throughout the year to help people get out and enjoy the outdoors to its fullest, and thanks to a newly redesigned calendar and event management system, finding one is as simple as scrolling through your phone or computer screen.