GEORGETOWN – Despite horrible conditions throughout the state for much of the 2017-18 waterfowl season, one wildlife management area has continued to provide hunters with increasingly good hunts since its purchase. Steve N. Wilson Raft Creek Bottoms WMA in White County turned in impressive harvest numbers, especially considering the conditions.
LITTLE ROCK – More tourists, more ducks and cleaner water are three benefits Entergy hopes to see in east Arkansas with its recent $150,000 grant to Ducks Unlimited project to restore wetlands near the White River.
CAMDEN - On Thursday, February 22, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a public input meeting regarding fisheries management on Upper White Oak Lake. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the AGFC Camden Region Office at 500 Ben Lane in Camden.
LITTLE ROCK – Join the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center at 1 p.m., Feb. 4, and learn how you can bring some of the most colorful cast members of the outdoors to your backyard.
ARKADELPHIA – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Clark County Conservation District and Quail Forever invite all landowners with an interest in restoring northern bobwhite habitat on their property to a special dinner and workshop to learn more about how they can benefit quail in The Natural State. The workshop will be in the Alcoa Room of the Henderson State University Community Education Center, Feb. 8 beginning at 6 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK - Little Rock’s Christmas tree, which spent the holiday season wowing visitors on Capitol Avenue and Main Street, borrowed a page from New York City’s tree this year, with a small twist. Rockefeller Plaza trees historically have been used as lumber for Habitat for Humanity homes. Little Rock’s tree also was used for habitat, but it will stay true to The Natural State’s motto. The habitat it creates will benefit one of Little Rock’s family fishing destinations.
As cold fronts finally begin to push the mercury down in Arkansas, many fair-weather fishermen have called it quits for the season, but that doesn’t mean the work stops for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Fisheries biologists and technicians from across the state have been diligently working for the last week to enhance fishing opportunities on Bull Shoals Lake in northwest Arkansas, even though many anglers won’t see the impact of these efforts until the weather warms.