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AGFC offers payments to rice producers for habitat and hunting access

April 14, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is accepting applications from rice field owners to enroll in its expanded Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement program. Landowners may receive as much as $150 per acre annually while still maintaining the current production of rice fields. Applications are available at www.agfc.com/wrice and will be accepted until June 1.

New waterfowl hunting opportunities through online drawing

Nov. 12, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will accept applications for special permit hunts during the opening weekend of waterfowl season from Thursday, Nov. 12 through Sunday, Nov. 15. These weekly drawings will continue throughout the 2020-21 Arkansas waterfowl season.

Apply for a specklebelly hunt on private land

Nov. 4, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Hunting opportunities on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s newly expanded Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement program will officially begin with white-fronted goose opportunities on Nov. 14-15. Applications for these draw hunt opportunities on private rice fields will be accepted Nov. 5-8.

First-time opportunity for private land quota hunts on Arkansas alligators

Sept. 9, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — In just over two weeks, Arkansas will host its first-ever quota-based alligator hunt on private land in the southern portion of the state. 

Thirty-eight Arkansas draw public land alligator hunting permits, private land hunting still available

July 15, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The drawing for Arkansas’s 2020-21 public land alligator season permits is complete, and 38 hunters have been notified of drawing their permit. If you weren’t one of the lucky few who scored a public land permit this year, there’s still plenty of opportunity to bag a gator in The Natural State. Thanks to a new quota-hunt system, anyone with access to private land in the southern half of the state has an opportunity to go on an alligator hunt.

Application period for Arkansas public land alligator hunts open

June 16, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – People interested in chasing an Arkansas alligator on public land and water this fall have until midnight June 30 to put their name in the hat. Applications for the 2020 Arkansas alligator season are available online at www.agfc.com.

First statewide youth and veterans waterfowl hunt this weekend

Dec. 4, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – This Saturday marks the first time in Arkansas history that members of the armed services and veterans will have a special day in the wetlands chasing ducks and geese. The Special Active Duty Military and Veteran Waterfowl Hunt will take place alongside Arkansas’s Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt Dec. 7, 2019 and Feb. 8, 2020.