Associations burn through burden of habitat management
Feb. 15, 2023
LITTLE ROCK — Last year, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission helped improve habitat on 57,221 acres through the use of prescribed fire with only 81 available days when conditions were right to burn. Thanks to new prescribed burn associations forming throughout The Natural State, the AGFC is putting the tools in place to eclipse that amazing tally.
Late holiday gift delivery bolsters Lake Pickthorne fish habitat
Feb. 1, 2023
JACKSONVILLE – The many folks who left live Christmas trees at the North Little Rock Riverview Park boat access after the holiday season may not realize it, but they’ve provided a big help to the habitat at Tommy L. Sproles Lake Pickthorne.
Habitat barges and hatcheries produce banner year for Arkansas anglers
Feb. 1, 2023
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hatchery system and its partners stocked more than 14.6 million fish into Arkansas waters last year, even with a massive renovation project limiting the output of the Jim Hinkle Spring River Fish Hatchery in Mammoth Spring. Add to that more than 650,000 cubic feet of cover placed in fish attractors throughout the state last year and Arkansas anglers have plenty to cheer about.
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.