AGFC enforcement school graduates five
July 28, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission welcomed five new faces to the ranks of wildlife officers during a commencement ceremony last Friday at the AGFC Little Rock Headquarters.
Operation Dry Water promotes increased safety during holiday weekend
June 23, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking that everyone enjoying a day on the water during the Independence Day weekend to enjoy themselves responsibly and be aware of the dangers brought about by excessive drinking while aboard a boat. To help make the weekend safe, wildlife officers throughout Arkansas are gearing up for Operation Dry Water July 2-4.
Operation Bruin: Bear bums caught
June 20, 2021
FORT SMITH — We’ve all heard the term “shooting fish in a barrel” equated to something so easy it should be illegal. In fact, it is. Shooting any game species except furbearers in Arkansas with the aid of traps isn’t just unethical, it can land you in some hot water with the law as well as the true sportsmen and sportswomen of the state. But that didn’t keep two poachers from cutting corners during Arkansas’s black bear season.
June 20, 2021
In each edition of The Green Line, we hope to share a bit about some of the personalities that make up the AGFC’s Enforcement Division.
This issue’s featured officer is Wildlife Officer Szymanski “Rick” Fields II.
Arkansas wildlife officers alarmed by increase in turkey hunting violations
June 9, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — With just over 7,000 wild turkeys checked in Arkansas this spring, it’s no secret that hunting was a challenge for many in The Natural State. Some couldn’t play by the rules, resulting in an alarming trend noticed by wildlife officers whose business is catching those who cut corners and prevent honest hunters from seeing increased turkey harvest numbers.
Officers rescue two from swift water on Buffalo River
June 8, 2021
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Wildlife Officers happened to be in the right place at the right time last Friday when they rescued two people from a quick current in the Buffalo National River.
Rae passes baton to Young as AGFC chief of enforcement
May 26, 2021
LITTLE ROCK – Brad Young credits strong mentorship through his almost 11 years with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for preparing him well for his new role as the agency’s chief of enforcement. The 39-year-old Young, who lives in his boyhood home of Woodlawn in Cleveland County, officially takes over for the retiring Col. Greg Rae on May 31, but notes that a smooth transition has been underway since March. Young, who began his AGFC career in 2010 as a wildlife officer first class in Monticello, has worked alongside Rae as major for the past four years before being promoted to colonel and chief of the division.