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Young hunters check 882 during youth turkey hunt

April 15, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Despite a major cold front and Easter services for many families last weekend, the annual Arkansas youth turkey hunt showed a 27 percent increase from last year. Hunters under the age of 16 checked 882 birds during the two-day hunt to open the 2020 spring turkey season.

Biologists, researchers and land managers discuss turkey conservation in Little Rock

March 4, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hosted biologists and land managers from Arkansas and neighboring states to collaborate on an apparent decline in eastern wild turkey numbers seen across the Southeast. The meeting was held at the AGFC’s Little Rock headquarters and included presentations by biologists, researchers and conservation experts from Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas, Mississippi, Georgia and Louisiana.

Arkansas deer harvest passes 140,000

Nov. 26, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — With the first two weeks of modern gun deer season behind us, Arkansas hunters have checked more than 140,000 deer throughout the state — and there’s still plenty of time to get out and participate.

Arkansas hunters tag 81 alligators

Oct. 3, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - With 81 filled tags, Arkansas’s 2018 alligator hunting season ended just shy of the record harvest set last year. 
 

Duck Band Reporting System Moves Online

July 26, 2017

Hunters fortunate enough to harvest a banded duck, goose or dove next hunting season will see a change in the way they report those bands to the United States Geological Survey. The call-in center that has been in place to record information has been replaced by an online tool at www.reportband.gov.   

Turkey harvest sees slight dip from last year

May 3, 2017

Turkey hunters in The Natural State checked 10,066 birds during the recently concluded season in April. This year’s season featured 16 days for all hunters and two more days at the front end of the season for the annual statewide youth turkey hunt. The regular season also features an earlier start, by five days, from the 2016 season, but leaving no quiet period between the end of the youth hunt and the beginning of the regular season.