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Four WMAs now require permits for first weekend of dove season; private land hunts expand

July 20, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – Four of Arkansas’s regular public dove hunting locations that have drawn intense opening weekend pressure in recent seasons are being converted to permit-only hunting for the upcoming season’s first two days.

Frog Bayou and Ozark Lake WMAs reopened

April 13, 2022

ALMA – Due to the lack of available pilots, this week’s U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Service aerial operations at Frog Bayou and Ozark Lake wildlife management areas have been suspended. The operations are part of a program aimed at reducing feral hog populations in the areas.

Frog Bayou and Ozark Lake WMAs closed beginning April 11

April 8, 2022

ALMA – Frog Bayou and Ozark Lake wildlife management areas will be closed to daytime public access April 11-15. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, in cooperation with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will be conducting aerial operations aimed at reducing feral hog populations in the areas. The flights will be dependent on the weather.

Commission authorizes funding for critical habitat-enhancement projects

Dec. 10, 2020

SPRINGDALE – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission authorized $760,000 to be allocated to five engineering projects vital for fish and wildlife conservation during today’s meeting. The meeting took place at the newly constructed J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center, preceding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the location.

Rain may change outlook for Arkansas dove, teal season openers

Sept. 2, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Cooler weather and rain may bring mixed emotions for wingshooters looking forward to some September seasons. Cloudbursts brought on the wings of Hurricane Laura have transformed some areas of the state overnight, affecting the prospects for dove hunting and early teal season this year. 

AGFC Commissioner Meeting Notice

Sept. 18, 2018

You are hereby notified that Commissioners of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will meet on the following dates and times to consider any business that may be brought before the Commission. Unless otherwise stated, meetings will be held at the AGFC offices, 2 Natural Resources Drive in Little Rock.  

Frog Bayou WMA rolling out the red carpet for ducks

May 9, 2018

ALMA - For most Arkansans, thoughts of duck season have been stowed alongside the waders and decoys, but work for the next year in the wetlands has already begun at Frog Bayou Wildlife Management Area near Alma.