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Apply for a specklebelly hunt on private land

Nov. 4, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Hunting opportunities on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s newly expanded Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement program will officially begin with white-fronted goose opportunities on Nov. 14-15. Applications for these draw hunt opportunities on private rice fields will be accepted Nov. 5-8.

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. 

Waterfowl guidebook available online

Oct. 7, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The 2020-21 Waterfowl Guidebook is at the printer and will be arriving in AGFC regional offices, nature centers and local sporting goods stores and license vendors soon. An electronic version also is available for those who want to carry a copy on their electronic device, or simply want to get a sneak peek at what’s new for the season.

More than 3,800 acres added to waterfowl hunting opportunity in Arkansas

Aug. 12, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will offer an additional 3,828 acres of prime waterfowl hunting opportunity during the 2020-21 waterfowl season, thanks to the expansion of the Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Easement Program. The program allows rice producers to enroll fields to increase waterfowl habitat near popular public waterfowl-hunting areas and to offer limited public hunting opportunities on private rice fields through an online drawing.

Harvest Information Program registration sees changes in Arkansas

Aug. 12, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Beginning this year all hunters who wish to pursue doves, ducks, geese and other migratory birds in Arkansas will need to register for the Harvest Information Program either online at agfc.com, through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission smartphone app or at an AGFC regional office, nature center or shooting range. In an effort to improve the quality of data being submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arkansas HIP registration will no longer be offered at license vendors such as sporting goods stores.

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission approves 2020-21 hunting regulations changes

May 21, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission voted today to approve many changes to the Commission’s Code of Regulations, including many wildlife regulations that may impact hunters during the 2020-21 hunting seasons. The proposals were presented to the public through an online survey in March and were formally proposed to the Commission during its April 23 meeting.

Hunter diaries, wing surveys give insight on waterfowl harvest data

Aug. 30, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Each year, Arkansas waterfowl hunters harvest more mallards than any other state. In many years, Arkansas’s mallard harvest exceeds the total taken by entire flyways. But how do we know how many birds we harvest?