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Frog Bayou and Ozark Lake WMAs reopened

April 13, 2022

ALMA – Due to the lack of available pilots, this week’s U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Service aerial operations at Frog Bayou and Ozark Lake wildlife management areas have been suspended. The operations are part of a program aimed at reducing feral hog populations in the areas.

Frog Bayou and Ozark Lake WMAs closed beginning April 11

April 8, 2022

ALMA – Frog Bayou and Ozark Lake wildlife management areas will be closed to daytime public access April 11-15. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, in cooperation with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will be conducting aerial operations aimed at reducing feral hog populations in the areas. The flights will be dependent on the weather.

Big Lake and UA Pine Tree areas closed beginning March 6

March 4, 2022

MANILA– Big Lake Wildlife Management Area and Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge will be closed to daytime public access March 6-12. The following week, the U of A Pine Tree Wildlife Management Area will be closed March 13-19. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, in cooperation with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will be conducting aerial operations aimed at reducing feral hog populations in the areas. The flights will be dependent on the weather.

AGFC provides $769,000 to Arkansas schools for conservation education

Sept. 16, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission passed a minute order at today’s meeting to transfer $769,564 to the Arkansas Division of Rural Services to offer grants for conservation education efforts throughout Arkansas. The money was collected during the last year from fines for wildlife and fishing regulations violations.

Southeast Arkansas WMAs closed March 8-13

March 5, 2021

MONTICELLO – Trusten Holder, Freddie Black Choctaw Island, Cut-Off Creek and Seven Devils wildlife management areas will be closed to daytime public access March 8-13. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, in cooperation with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be conducting aerial operations aimed at reducing feral hog populations on the areas. The flights will be dependent on the weather.

UA Pine Tree WDA closed March 1-6

Feb. 26, 2021

FORREST CITY – The University of Arkansas Pine Tree Experimental Station WDA will be closed to daytime public access March 1-6. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, in cooperation with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will be conducting aerial operations aimed at reducing feral hog populations in the area. The flights will be dependent on the weather.

Southeast Arkansas WMAs reopened this week

Feb. 23, 2021

MONTICELLO – Due to a flight crew issue, the Cut-Off Creek WMA and Seven Devils WMA closures planned for this week have been cancelled. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, in cooperation with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission were scheduled to conduct aerial operations aimed at reducing feral hog populations on the areas. The flights may be rescheduled in March.