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2023 Fishing and Trout Guidebooks available at agfc.com

Jan. 4, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — Anglers looking for the latest version of the Arkansas Fishing Guidebook and Arkansas Trout Fishing Guidebook should begin seeing printed copies show up in their local sporting goods stores in the next few weeks, but there’s a better way to keep all the details on hunting and fishing regulations in hand no matter where you go.

Hutton internship for high school students provides opportunity at AGFC

Jan. 4, 2023

LITTLE ROCK – A Feb. 14 deadline is fast approaching for high school students to apply for one of four American Fisheries Society’s Hutton Scholar paid internships that will be available through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission this summer. The AFS’ Junior Fisheries Biology Program internship and mentoring program is a summerlong, hands-on education experience designed primarily for minority and female high school students.

Build some habitat for the holidays

Dec. 21, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Once the wrapping paper has been thrown away and the last drop of eggnog 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.

Special treats hidden in AGFC’s holiday stockings

Dec. 14, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Last week, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hatcheries burned the midnight oil to transport 15,500 keeper-sized rainbow trout to Family and Community Fishing Program locations throughout the state as part of its annual winter fish stockings. Not only will these trout offer a great experience and tasty meal to those who frequent these ponds, but many have been marked with special tags to give a few lucky anglers an early gift for the holiday season. 

Alligator gar permit applications open until Dec. 31

Dec. 14, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – Anglers interested in hooking into Arkansas’s largest sport fish can apply for a 2023 Alligator Gar Trophy tag until Dec. 31.

Cool water changes complexion of bass, other sport fish

Dec. 7, 2022

TEXARKANA — According to Dylan Hann, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fisheries supervisor for southwest Arkansas, some anglers have called with reports of red dots on the skin of some bass they’ve caught. He stresses that there’s no cause for alarm.

Conservation license plate great addition to your Black Friday shopping list

Nov. 23, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Each year, friends and family members of hunters, anglers and other conservationists are faced with the difficult task of trying to find a gift that says they pay attention to their passions. Each year, many hunters also quietly return the thoughtful gifts because it wasn’t quite what they need for the woods or water. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration have an excellent gift idea that won’t be returned – but you may want to act fast before they’re all taken.