Vandalism of archeological site nets felony convictions
July 25, 2018
BOONEVILLE – Looting or vandalizing a Native American burial ground led to felony convictions of two men in Logan County earlier this year. Both were sentenced to 36 months of jail time and were each ordered to pay restitution of $2,000.
Operation Dry Water, July 4 holiday lead to more than 200 citations
July 11, 2018
HOT SPRINGS – More than 200 citations and 400 warnings were issued to boaters on Arkansas waters last week as part of two operations by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Law Enforcement Division, according to Col. Greg Rae, chief of the division.
Gov. Hutchinson welcomes 15 wildlife officers to AGFC
July 6, 2018
CONWAY – Fifteen new faces will be joining the ranks of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers this summer. The latest class of wildlife officer cadets celebrated graduation from the AGFC’s training program today at Antioch Baptist Church.
AGFC Commissioner Meeting Notice
July 6, 2018
Attending AGFC Enforcement Cadet Graduation Ceremony at Antioch Baptist Church in Conway.
Increased enforcement efforts on lakes, rivers and streams June 29-July 1
June 27, 2018
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas wildlife officers will join boating safety officers throughout the United States this weekend to crack down on boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The special awareness action, dubbed “Operation Dry Water,” is an annual event held the weekend before Independence Day to prevent boating accidents from irresponsible boating caused by drinking.
Life jackets ticket to sweet rewards
June 6, 2018
LITTLE ROCK – Wildlife officers throughout Arkansas will be looking to hand out some of the sweetest citations an angler could ask for this summer. Thanks to Sonic Drive In, AGFC wildlife officers will be armed with 10,000 special “ice cream citations” for youths on Arkansas waters when they’re caught wearing their life jackets.
Agency cooperation deals with dangerous barbed-wire line
May 16, 2018
REYDELL – Barbed-wire fencing or any other obstruction to boating cannot be placed across navigable waters in Arkansas, per state law and sometimes federal law, depending on the water body. Not only is it illegal, but it can also present a safety concern to boaters. However, situations do arise at times where landowners or lessors of hunting and fishing property mistake their rights on waters that legally are considered navigable and open to the public.