Nov. 22, 2017
With the acquisition of additional property on Frog Bayou Wildlife Management Area in Crawford County, a partnership between the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Trust for Public Lands nearly tripled the WMA’s size to accommodate more hunters in this already popular WMA. The work has garnered the attention of the Trust’s national website as well as local hunters and nature lovers.
Oct. 18, 2017
Since chronic wasting disease was discovered in Arkansas in February 2016, biologists have collected thousands of samples from deer and elk taken by hunters, from targeted animals showing signs of the disease and from road-killed deer throughout the state. In addition to samples taken to establish the disease’s spread and prevalence, the AGFC is offering a convenient way for hunters to have their deer tested for CWD at participating taxidermists and veterinarians.
Oct. 4, 2017
It’s only been a month since hunters had their first chance to dust off the shotguns and kick off the hunting season with a traditional dove hunt, and the Arkansas Wildlife Television crew was there to capture the season’s start. One of the crew also rode along and helped the AGFC’s Enforcement Division during its response to help victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma and brought back some incredible footage from the effort.
Sept. 27, 2017
In two long weekends, Arkansas hunters harvested 94 alligators during the 2017 alligator hunting season, eclipsing the previous record of 66 taken in 2016.
Sept. 27, 2017
Just about every hunting camp in bear territory has a tale or two to tell about a mischievous bruin finding its way into their feeder or trash bins. Over the years, those stories have expanded from the Ozark and Ouachita mountains into the southern half of the state, prompting Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists to keep a watchful eye on growing bear populations throughout Arkansas. As part of this expanded monitoring effort, biologists are asking hunters and outdoors enthusiasts to help record bear sightings through a simple online survey on iNaturalist.org.
Sept. 20, 2017
The purchase option for the new Five-Day Nonresident WMA Waterfowl Permits was added to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s licensing system today, but the permit will not be needed until regular duck season begins.
Aug. 9, 2017
Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have developed later target dates for managing water control infrastructure on greentree reservoirs the AGFC manages. Operation of water control structures will not begin on most areas until Nov. 15, 2017, in an attempt to mimic natural historic flooding timing more closely than previous management.