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AGFC working with state legislators to combat failing infrastructure on public lands and waters

April 16, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is working with Arkansas state legislators to address concerns about failing and outdated infrastructure that provides habitat for the state’s fish and wildlife and public recreation opportunities. To tackle this challenge, they are working together to propose a modest increase to basic resident hunting and fishing licenses, which have remained unchanged since 1990 and 1984, respectively. “This increase is supported by many of the state’s conservation and sportsman's groups,” said Geralyn Hoey, Director of Conservation Partnerships with the National Wildlife Federation.

Aging infrastructure may force tough decisions at AGFC

March 31, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — A new generation has stepped outside as a result of the global pandemic, discovering the peace, excitement and sense of wonder available through hunting, angling and outdoor recreation. Arkansas is blessed with countless opportunities to pursue these activities. The time has come to reinvest in the resources we’ve come to enjoy so much.

AGFC ‘pulling the plugs’ at Henry Gray Hurricane Lake WMA

March 19, 2021

GEORGETOWN — People traveling along Mallard Pond Road in Henry Gray Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area will soon notice some changes to their route to help eliminate drainage issues responsible for declining forest health on the WMA. AGFC contractors and staff are gearing up to open many plugged drains along the road this year, replacing them with bridges and low-water crossings.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Jan. 27, 2021

The sun sets on the 2020-21 waterfowl season, with the close at sunset on Sunday, Jan. 31.Hunters may hunt all day in the duck hunting areas of the state's WMAs on Sunday only.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Jan. 6, 2021

Many Arkansas hunters have this image in their minds, but mostly throughout the state as 2021 arrives, the wait is still on for a major influx of mallards. Photo by Mike Wintroath.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Dec. 23, 2020

Greater white-fronted geese (specklebellies) glide into a field filed with fellow specks in Arkansas County. An aerial estimate of specks in the state's Delta region in December numbered more than the estimated mallards in the state. Photo by John Hout.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Nov. 18, 2020

The areas in Arkansas where migrating ducks can find suitable wet habitat appear to be limited as the 60-day duck season opens Saturday.