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Fishing derbies kick off Arkansas Hunting and Fishing Week

Sept. 15, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host fishing derbies throughout the state Sept. 18 in celebration of Arkansas Hunting and Fishing Week.

AGFC proposing fishing regulation change at Sugar Loaf Lake

Sept. 15, 2021

MIDLAND — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is taking public comments on a proposal to remove the 13- to 16-inch length limit on largemouth bass at Sugar Loaf Lake in Sebastian County.

AGFC fixing Lake Greenlee’s leaky pipes

Sept. 15, 2021

BRINKLEY — Contractors with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are working to repair the discharge pipe from Marion McCollum Lake Greenlee in Brinkley after evidence of a leak began to erode away a small portion of the lake’s levee.

AGFC and City of Benton take fishing in-depth through summer program

Sept. 8, 2021

BENTON — A recent partnership between the City of Benton’s Parks and Recreation Department and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission may provide a template for success in introducing youth to the joys of angling in Arkansas. Four groups of children, aged 4 through 13, and their parents all had the opportunity to participate in a special multi-class fishing program at Benton’s River Center recreation complex.

AGFC planning Women’s Outdoor Weekend Oct. 1-3

Sept. 8, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a special women’s outdoor weekend October 1-3 with workshops throughout the state to help ladies learn how to hunt, fish and be a larger part of conservation in Arkansas.

AGFC hosts seniors’ fishing event

Sept. 8, 2021

MAUMELLE — Join the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program in Maumelle for a fishing derby focused on the “well seasoned” anglers. A special fishing event will be held from 9 a.m. until noon, Sept. 10, at Lake Valencia for any angler 50 years and older.

Thwart a snakebite before it happens

Aug. 11, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate between 7,000 and 8,000 people are bitten by venomous snakes in the United States each year. Thanks to modern medicine, only about five of those victims die from their snakebite. By comparison, an average of 41 people in the U.S. die annually from lightning strikes.