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.
Public comment survey still available at agfc.com
April 18, 2018
LITTLE ROCK – It’s not too late to make sure your voice is heard on the public comment survey concerning recommended changes to the 2018-19 hunting season.
Meyer Mississippi Flyway Waterfowl Officer of the Year
March 28, 2018
LITTLE ROCK – The Mississippi Flyway Council recently named Arkansas Wildlife Officer Cpl. Block Meyer of Cross County as its 2017 Waterfowl Protection Officer of the Year. Meyer was selected from a vast field of candidates throughout the entire flyway, including Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee and the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. This is the second time in Meyer’s seven years with the AGFC that he has been bestowed this prestigious honor.
AGFC honors 20 during awards banquet
March 14, 2018
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission honored 20 wildlife officers for their dedicated service to the natural resources and the people of Arkansas during its Fifth Annual Enforcement Awards Banquet in Little Rock yesterday. The banquet recognizes officers from across the state who have gone above and beyond the call of duty during the previous year.
Extra step in boat registration helps prevent fraud, theft
Feb. 14, 2018
LITTLE ROCK – Renewing the registration for your boat or registering your boat for the first time now includes an extra step, one that’s intended to prevent fraud or theft.
Weatherington reunited agencies during term as national boating safety president
Feb. 7, 2018
LITTLE ROCK – Capt. Stephanie Weatherington’s time as president of the National Association of Boating Law Administrators may be over, but the initiatives undertaken during her term continue to make a difference on the waters of the nation.
A Hog and his dog
Feb. 7, 2018
HARRISON – Fire-starters beware. Along with the other duties that wildlife enforcement entails, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s K-9 patrol is getting a reputation of successfully tracking down people who have a penchant for igniting a blaze.