Blue paint marks habitat renovation
Nov. 12, 2021
HUMNOKE — Public land hunters will be seeing a number of trees at George H. Dunklin Jr. Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area marked with blue paint. The markings reflect the second step in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s efforts to restore the state’s crown jewel of public waterfowl hunting.
Funding continues to flow for Hurricane Lake WMA renovation
Nov. 3, 2021
SEARCY — Thanks to a recently awarded North American Wetlands Conservation Act grant approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the work to restore Henry Gray Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area continues to stay on track. The grant, valued at $1.99 million will substantially offset the estimated $4.6 million needed to restore drainage to Glaise Creek on the WMA and install a water-control structure wide enough to allow water to flow through the WMA and to the White River.
New Lake Maumelle loop trail offers birds, blooms and bank fishing
Oct. 27, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — A new loop in the trail system around Lake Maumelle in central Arkansas will take visitors on a tour of scenic views among the open forests of the Ouachita foothills. The 2.3-mile Bufflehead Bay trail was completed this fall, and is sure to be a favorite among bird-watchers and other conservationists looking for a secluded adventure without the long drive to a remote destination.
Central Arkansas AGFC public meeting moved
Oct. 20, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has made a change to the timing of one of its upcoming public meetings concerning the changes to management on its greentree reservoirs beginning with the 2021 waterfowl winter migration season.
Managed hunts for specklebelly geese available
Oct. 20, 2021
STUTTGART — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will offer a handful of locations in its popular Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Easement program for hunters to enjoy the thrill of chasing white-fronted geese on privately owned rice fields in The Natural State. Applications will be available beginning Thursday evening under the “Special Hunt Applications” portion of the Arkansas licensing system at https://ar-web.s3licensing.com.
Quail and turkey stamps worth 10 times their value in habitat
Oct. 20, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — Nearly 6,000 acres of publicly-accessible property will see major improvements for wildlife habitat, thanks to the combined power of partnerships with the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Arkansas State Chapter and the sales of Arkansas’s voluntary turkey and quail stamps, according to a recent report given to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission by AGFC Statewide Turkey Program Coordinator Jeremy Wood.
Meetings scheduled to provide details on duck season water level and forest management changes
Oct. 6, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a series of public meetings in October and November to explain recently announced changes to some of Arkansas’s most popular duck-hunting areas.
The meetings will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the following dates at these locations: