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Sylamore WMA’s attractions include more than prevalent turkey, deer

April 7, 2021

FIFTY-SIX – When deer are in season for muzzleloaders or modern-gun hunters, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologist Allen Cathey says, Sylamore Wildlife Management Area will have “folks everywhere, in every direction. You have to feel your way through.” It’s also a major destination for public turkey hunting in the spring as well, he notes; Sylamore WMA ranked fourth among the top five state WMAs for turkey harvest in 2020.

Arkansas volunteers honored by National Park Service

April 29, 2020

JASPER — Thousands of paddlers, hikers, anglers and other recreationists who enjoy moving water haul away tons of discarded metal, plastic and wooden debris from rivers and streams each year. Some outdoor groups organize cleanup days that attract hundreds of helpers.

Hikers, hunters reminded to stay safe during turkey season

April 8, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Spring is a great time to stretch your legs and do some woodland exploration, especially for those people who are experiencing some added cabin fever this year. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission urges hikers and other outdoors enthusiasts to be aware of hunting activities that may be taking place while on public land this spring.

Turn Spring Break into a nature break with the AGFC

March 4, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Spring break is right around the corner. Instead of wasting away the kids’ days off from school, take advantage of the opportunity to plan an outdoor adventure at an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission nature or education center. Nature and education centers across the state will be open with special programs and events March 24-27 to keep families entertained with wholesome outdoors fun.

Birds, butterflies and nature buffs drawn to wildflowers at Grandview Prairie

May 22, 2019

COLUMBUS, ARKANSAS -- Mother Nature can rival the most intensively managed flowerbed with her own displays of prairie flowers popping at Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Wildlife Management Area.