TEXARKANA - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will reopen the gate leading to Mercer Bayou on Sulphur River WMA this week for hunters to access the area during the 2018-19 duck season.
LITTLE ROCK - Even with the modern gun deer opener cranking up this Saturday, some outdoors enthusiasts are still hitting the water in search of some peaceful fishing. Catch the latest episode of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s television show for a full-on fishing extravaganza as host Trey Reid and the Arkansas Wildlife crew take on all three faces of the Little Missouri River in southwest Arkansas.
HARRISBURG - Fisheries biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold a special public meeting on the progress of the Lake Poinsett renovation 6 p.m., Nov. 8, at Calvary Church in Harrisburg. The focus of the meeting will be updating all interested parties in the overall plan and timeline of the project as well as highlighting milestones and work that may have gone unnoticed so far.
RUSSELLVILLE - Crappie anglers on Lake Dardanelle may be able to win more than a fish dinner if they notice a special yellow tag behind the dorsal fin of fish they catch in the next few months. Fisheries biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have been busy netting and tagging several hundred crappie with special reward tags as part of a study on the crappie fishery this year.
LITTLE ROCK – Anglers interested in hooking into a trophy of truly epic size can apply for a 2019 Alligator Gar Trophy tag beginning November 1.
HEBER SPRINGS - As the need for air-conditioning and sandals gives way to the need for a Thermos of coffee and layered clothes, many anglers abandon the water and place their tackle in hibernation mode. But for some die-hard anglers, the best time of year to chase trout is just getting started.
HUGHES - More than 100 local anglers and business owners joined the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Thursday, October 4, in officially dedicating the first public boating access to Horseshoe Lake in Crittenden County. Nancy and Pat Bonds Access Area is named for the couple who donated the land to make the new free access possible.