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Holland Bottoms’ rest area important for ducks and area hunters

Jan. 25, 2023

JACKSONVILLE – A small triangle of land totaling about 90 acres, Lake Pickthorne Waterfowl Rest Area inside Holland Bottoms Wildlife Management Area, plays a huge role in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s moist-soil wetland habitat program.

AGFC bolsters fish habitat in Bull Shoals Lake

Jan. 18, 2023

MOUNTAIN HOME —  The Fisheries Division of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission completed a near all-hands-on-deck habitat project in December 2022, adding hundreds of trees to fish attractors across Bull Shoals Lake in northern Arkansas. The effort was one of many the lake has seen to improve angler success at this famous Natural State fishing destination.

Arkansas aerial waterfowl surveys top 4-year trend

Jan. 11, 2023

According to the annual midwinter waterfowl survey, the number of mallards in the Delta region of Arkansas hit a four-year high during aerial observations conducted in early January.

Apply to become an intern for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission this summer

Jan. 11, 2023

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is accepting applications for summer internships until March 31, 2023. These internships, funded by sales of the AGFC’s Conservation License Plates, let students gain hands-on training and experience needed to compete for a future career in conservation.

Build some habitat for the holidays

Dec. 21, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Once the wrapping paper has been thrown away and the last drop of eggnog has been consumed, few people have a use for that evergreen tree that graced their home during the holiday season. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has a new job for those leftover trees: fish habitat.

Artists urged to submit work for 2023 state quail and turkey stamp competitions

Dec. 7, 2022

LINCOLN — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, in coordination with Historic Cane Hill and the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, invites artists from throughout the nation to participate in this year’s expanded Arkansas State Quail and Turkey Stamp Art Competition.

Wild Science Webinar: November 2022 - Smallmouth Bass and Quail Habitat Restoration

Nov. 16, 2022

The Wild Science Webinar is a monthly series featuring Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff presenting research and projects about Arkansas fish and wildlife. In this month's webinar, Clint Johnson, Quail Program Coordinator, will present "A Bird's Tale: Grassland Songbird Response to Quail Habitat Restoration" and Jeff Buckingham, Black Bass Program Biologist, will present "Arkansas's Unique Smallmouth Bass".