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Acres for Wildlife sees revamp for golden anniversary

May 17, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — Landowners in Arkansas wishing to improve their private land for wildlife can apply for up to $15,000 in cost-share incentives through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s newly revamped Acres for Wildlife program, offered through the agency’s Private Lands Habitat Division from now until July 1.

Turkey harvest, hunting opportunities increase in 2023

May 10, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — With the last weekend of the 2023 Arkansas turkey season in the rearview mirror, hunters have tallied 9,193 checked birds. This is an increase of 21% percent from 2022 and the first time since 2017 that the harvest topped the 9,000-bird mark. And that's not the only increase to gobble about.

Make ‘No Mow May’ the first step to grow native for wildlife

May 10, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — The “No Mow May” movement making the rounds on social media first attracted me because, quite frankly, May is a fantastic time to get out and fish instead of spend my days on a lawnmower. And if my lack of enthusiasm in fighting Mother Nature’s designs for my property helped pollinators and ground-nesting birds, even better. But why limit my wildlife-friendly loafing to a single month?

Follow the fish during the post-spawn with the aid of the AGFC

May 8, 2023

HOT SPRINGS — Many anglers will be following the fish to deeper water in the next few months as the spawn begins to wrap up for many bass and crappie. Now’s the time to scout out some of the most recent fish attractors placed in your favorite lake by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Bear den surveys reflect influence of summer drought

March 29, 2023

WALDRON — Last summer’s drought may have some lingering impact on Arkansas’s black bear reproduction, but there’s no immediate cause for alarm, according to Myron Means, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s large carnivore program coordinator.

Turkey trending up in recent survey results

March 29, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — Turkey hunters have some good news to look forward to this season. According to recent interviews featured in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Arkansas Wildlife magazine and podcast, reproductive rates have seen slow improvements over the last three years.

Gobble up some knowledge with the Arkansas Wildlife Podcast

March 23, 2023

Award-winning outdoor writer Johnny Carrol Sain and AGFC Turkey Program coordinator Jeremy Wood join Arkansas Wildlife Podcast host Trey Reid for a fun talk about pursuing Arkansas’s largest game bird.