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Old decoys spark new interest in outdoors

Sept. 2, 2020

PINE BLUFF — It happens every September. Duck hunters across the country begin to feel the need to dig through their gear and make plans for opening day. Sporting goods stores begin moving waterfowl-hunting equipment from storage to their shelves, and hunters are bombarded with the latest realistic decoys promised to make their next season a success. But what happens to the old decoys left behind in the garage? Eric Maynard, assistant chief of education for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, has a solution to the situation — the AGFC decoy adoption center. 

Delta Rivers Nature Center still recovering from flood

Feb. 19, 2020

PINE BLUFF — It may seem a distant memory, but scars from the extensive flooding along the Arkansas River last May and June are still apparent at Gov. Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center, a favorite destination for school groups and visitors to Pine Bluff. In fact, it has been closed since May due to flood damage.

Youth from grades 1-12 compete in first statewide Marksmanship Challenge

Sept. 25, 2019

FORT SMITH — More than 200 young outdoors enthusiasts gathered at Arkansas Game and Fish Commission nature centers and education centers throughout the state last Saturday to participate in the first-ever statewide Marksmanship Challenge. When the last arrow was pulled Samuel Sanders at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center took top honors in the oldest age group, the tenth- through 12th-grade division.

Rise in Arkansas River closes Pine Bluff nature center

May 24, 2019

PINE BLUFF — The Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center will be closed until further notice. With major flooding in the area, the City of Pine Bluff has closed the gate at Regional Park Road, blocking access to the center and Harbor Oaks Golf Club.

“Boo on the Bayou” returns to Pine Bluff Nature Center

Oct. 10, 2018

PINE BLUFF – For the 16th consecutive year, the Gov. Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center will host “Boo on the Bayou” in celebration of the fall holiday season. The popular program will be held Oct. 26-27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Governor Hutchinson proclaims Sept. 15-22 Arkansas Hunting and Fishing Week

Sept. 14, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a special proclamation today in the Governor’s Conference Room at the state capitol recognizing Sept. 15-22, 2018 as Arkansas Hunting and Fishing Week. He announced the celebration in front of a room filled with dozens of representatives from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, outdoor industry and nonprofit organizations who partner with the agency to promote conservation throughout the state.

Delta Rivers Nature Center temporarily closed

Aug. 29, 2018

PINE BLUFF - The main building of the Gov. Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center will be closed to the public beginning Sept. 4 to perform maintenance to the center’s displays and infrastructure. The closure is expected to last until Oct. 5.