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Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to add 550 acres of high-quality habitat to Northwest Arkansas WMA

April 21, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission today authorized AGFC Director Austin Booth to enter into an agreement with The Nature Conservancy to purchase 550 acres of property joining two sections of McIlroy Madison County Wildlife Management Area in Northwest Arkansas at its monthly meeting at the AGFC headquarters.

Plug removal at Hurricane Lake WMA complete

Dec. 8, 2021

BALD KNOB — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission completed work to remove clogged culverts and install stream crossings on Mallard Pond Road at Henry Gray Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area last week and the road will be able to see some traffic this weekend in time for the second segment of the 2021-22 waterfowl season. 

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.

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.

Changes to east Arkansas hunting areas planned to save duck habitat

Sept. 8, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Director Austin Booth announced last Thursday at a special press conference that the AGFC will make changes to existing water management schedules on three of Arkansas’s popular wildlife management areas to protect critical habitat for wintering waterfowl.

AGFC adjusts water management to protect critical duck habitat

Sept. 2, 2021

LITTLE ROCK - Duck hunters visiting Arkansas’s famous waterfowl-focused public greentree reservoirs may see some changes on three of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s wildlife management areas this year.

Commission approves increased funding for invasive carp control in Arkansas

Aug. 20, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved at today’s meeting a $70,000 increase to the AGFC’s Fisheries Budget to purchase and outfit two specialized boats that will be crewed and used to catch and remove invasive carp in the Lower Mississippi River Basin and the Arkansas/White/Red Rivers Basin.