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Lake Charles drawdown to begin Nov. 15 for waterfowl, fish habitat benefits

Nov. 4, 2020

POWHATAN — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will conduct a planned drawdown of Lake Charles at least 8 feet below normal pool beginning Nov. 15 and lasting through January 2021. The released water will be used to inundate greentree reservoirs at Shirey Bay Rainey Brake Wildlife Management are for waterfowl habitat.

Drawing for tagged catfish prizes Nov. 5

Oct. 28, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a Facebook Live drawing at 10 a.m. Nov. 5, to announce the winners of the Family and Community Fishing Program’s fall tagged catfish promotion. In addition to the prize packs already received by people who have turned in their tag from fish caught in FCFP ponds, the AGFC will be giving away three half-day fishing trips for two on Beaver Lake, complements of J.T. Crappie Guide Services.

Apply for a chance at Arkansas’s largest trophy fish in 2021

Oct. 21, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – The application period to catch and keep a trophy-size Arkansas alligator gar opens Nov. 1 and closes Dec. 31. Only 100 tags will be awarded for the 2021 calendar year. This tag is required to harvest an alligator gar larger than 36 inches.

AGFC to vote on fisheries regulations changes

Oct. 14, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Commissioners of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will meet at the AGFC’s Little Rock Headquarters Thursday to vote on regulations changes concerning recreational fishing, commercial fishing and aquaculture in Arkansas during their regularly scheduled meeting. 

Clean up the decoys to help prevent the spread of invasive species

Oct. 14, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – With fall colors beginning to show, many duck clubs and duck hunters are busy organizing, packing, repacking and reorganizing their gear while they wait with anticipation. Some avid hunters also are beginning to plan a few early scouting trips to check out new locations before the season. Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission urge all hunters and anglers alike to take the extra time to clean all their equipment of mud and vegetation before bringing it to the wetlands. 

Catch up with the outdoors on Arkansas Wildlife Television

Oct. 7, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Wildlife, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s award-winning television show, is back with new segments and episodes just in time for fall and hunting seasons. The 13-episode Fall 2020 season started this past weekend and concludes Dec. 27.

Fall fishing heating up in The Natural State

Oct. 7, 2020

JONESBORO — As the temperatures drop and the leaves change color, the thoughts of most Arkansans turn to the pursuit of deer, ducks, squirrels and other game. Fishing is put on the back burner, but the changing seasons and dropping temperatures will spur the fish of Arkansas into a feeding frenzy that can lead to some of the best angling days of the year.