Turkey-poaching trend troubling Arkansas game wardens
May 3, 2023
LITTLE ROCK — With last year’s increase in turkey reproduction and a strong start to the 2023 spring turkey season, biologists and staff at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are cautiously optimistic about recent trends in Arkansas’s turkey woods. One trend that still has AGFC game wardens concerned is the continued use of bait by some poachers to illegally shoot their turkeys.
Arkansas alligator season ends with 161 successful hunters
Sept. 29, 2021
MONTICELLO — The 15th annual Arkansas alligator season came to a close early Monday morning with a nearly full ticket. Hunters harvested 161 alligators during this year’s two-weekend season.
Shed some light on your scouting with the 2020-21 Deer Summary Report
Sept. 15, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — Hunters interested in scouting a new piece of public hunting land may want to take a look at the recently published 2020-21 Arkansas Deer Summary Report to look for top prospects in their corner of the state.
Arkansas turkey season concludes with just over 7,000 birds checked
May 19, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas hunters harvested and checked 7,010 eastern wild turkeys during the 2021 turkey season, which concluded May 9. While the harvest showed a similar decrease to that of surrounding states, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists are hopeful for the future.
Arkansas youth hunters check more than 800 turkeys
April 14, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — Strong winds may have dampened the sound of some gobblers last weekend, but there was no dampening the spirit of the youths participating in the 2021 Arkansas turkey youth hunt. Hunters 6 to 15 years old managed to harvest 813 birds between Saturday and Sunday’s hunts.
Arkansas elk harvest stable, sustainable
Feb. 10, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — Hunters harvested 47 elk during the 2020 Arkansas elk hunting season, a mirror image of the previous year’s total, according to Wes Wright, elk program coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
Arkansas deer hunters break harvest record
Jan. 13, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — With more than a month left in Arkansas’s archery deer season, hunters have checked 214,022 deer during the 2020-21 deer hunting season. That’s more deer than any season since the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission began keeping harvest records in 1938.