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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.

Hurricane Lake WMA die-off attracts attention from congressmen, conservation partners

Nov. 2, 2020

BALD KNOB — United States congressmen French Hill and Bruce Westerman met with representatives from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Ducks Unlimited under an overcast sky at Henry Gray Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area last Tuesday to talk about the future of green timber duck hunting in The Natural State.

Director, biologists mull changes needed in flooded Hurricane Lake WMA

July 22, 2020

BALD KNOB – Kayakers would have found the South Unit of Henry Gray Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area inviting in June. In fact, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Wildlife Management Division biologists had placed blue markers on trees that would be easily recognizable to paddlers who use the AGFC’s water trails around the state.

AGFC sets Veteran/Active Duty Military Waterfowl Hunt, Arkansas waterfowl season dates clarified

July 16, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved the addition of the veteran’s/active duty military waterfowl hunt to Arkansas’s youth waterfowl hunt days during today’s regularly scheduled meeting. This is the second consecutive year the Commission has approved the option since it was made available by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Big Lake NWR infrastructure working; WMA flooding underway

Nov. 21, 2019

Big Lake WMA should have plentiful water for the opening of waterfowl season of that the nearby National Wildlife Refuge's water control structure is working again.

Habitat condition reports at WMAs and GTRs begin next week

Nov. 15, 2019

The Waterfowl Report will begin reporting water and habitat conditions from the AGFC’s Wildlife Management Areas and greentree reservoirs on a weekly basis beginning with the report on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Henry Gray WMA drainage project a marathon, not a sprint

Sept. 30, 2019

GEORGETOWN — If only opening up the water drainage in a wildlife management area were as simple as pouring in a few hundred gallons of Liquid Plumber. Of course, it’s not. The drainage corridors in the South Unit of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Henry Gray Hurricane Lake WMA are so clogged, the AGFC summoned a Louisiana company to send two amphibious mulching machines and an amphibious excavator to clear the way for water to drain out of the unit.