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Donate your Christmas tree to boost angling action

Dec. 22, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Once the wrapping paper has been thrown away and the last drop of egg nog has been consumed, few people have a use for that evergreen tree that graced their home during the holiday season. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has a new job for those leftover trees: fish habitat.

AGFC habitat crews busy at Beaver

Dec. 15, 2021

ROGERS — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission crews used chainsaws to gnaw down nearly 900 invasive cedar trees during the last two weeks and recycled them into valuable fish habitat at Beaver Lake in northwest Arkansas.

Find your next fishing hot spot free on agfc.com

June 30, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Each year, AGFC biologists sink hundreds of fish attractors made from natural brush or environmentally friendly inert materials in water bodies ranging from community ponds to large U.S. Corps of Engineers reservoirs spanning tens of thousands of surface acres. Adding this sort of cover can help baitfish and young-of-the-year sport fish hide from predators. It also provides sport fish such as bass and crappie ambush points to conserve energy and increase their growth rate.

Late Christmas presents arrive for Lake Conway anglers

Feb. 10, 2021

MAYFLOWER — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Habitat for the Holidays Program supplies anglers throughout the state with used and leftover Christmas trees to sweeten up their own fishing locations, but anglers at Lake Conway’s Lawrence Landing saw a bonus batch of trees thanks to Lowe’s home improvement store in Conway.

Christmas trees become ‘Habitat for the Holidays’

Dec. 16, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Give this year’s Christmas tree another life after the yuletide celebrations by donating it to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Habitat for the Holidays program. 

Resourceful recycling benefits bank anglers at Millwood Lake

June 24, 2020

SARATOGA — Thanks to some quick thinking and a little groundwork, several bundles of PVC pipe will now play a helpful role in fishing instead of wasting away in a landfill in southwest Arkansas. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fisheries biologists recently added several large fish habitat structures in Lake Millwood constructed of leftover pipe destined for the dump.

Storm damage becomes prime habitat for Norfork Lake

Feb. 5, 2020

MOUNTAIN HOME — More than 40 mature trees that fell victim to a freak windstorm in January now have a second life, providing cover for crappie, bass and other fish, thanks to the efforts of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a volunteer student from Calico Rock High School.