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Target infrastructure operation dates for popular duck-hunting areas set for 2017-18 season

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.

Arkansas WMA Deer Hunt Permits drawn

Aug. 4, 2017

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has completed the much-anticipated drawing for permits to hunt white-tailed deer on some of the most popular wildlife management areas in the state. Email notifications for all permit holders were distributed Thursday to inform applicants of their status.

Arkansas Alligator Permit Draw Complete

Aug. 2, 2017

Thousands of Arkansans have been waiting on pins and needles for the last few weeks to find out if they were one of the lucky few who drew a chance at harvesting an alligator in Arkansas this year. Today, 101 individuals got the good news.

Partnership Nearly Triples Public Waterfowl Hunting and Bird-Watching Area in Northwest Arkansas

July 26, 2017

Thanks to a partnership with the Trust for Public Land and Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration grants, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has completed the purchase of new land surrounding Frog Bayou Wildlife Management Area in Crawford County, nearly tripling the size of this popular waterfowl-hunting and wildlife-viewing destination. The final closing of the purchase took place June 17, 2017.

Duck Band Reporting System Moves Online

July 26, 2017

Hunters fortunate enough to harvest a banded duck, goose or dove next hunting season will see a change in the way they report those bands to the United States Geological Survey. The call-in center that has been in place to record information has been replaced by an online tool at www.reportband.gov.   

Twenty-nine win elk permits for the 2017 Arkansas elk hunt

June 27, 2017

Twenty-nine Arkansans will have the opportunity to hunt for and harvest an Arkansas elk during the public land elk hunts this October and November after being drawn during the annual Buffalo River Elk Festival. 

Alligator hunt permit application period June 15-30

June 14, 2017

Applications for the 2017 Arkansas alligator season will be available at www.agfc.com, beginning June 15. The deadline to apply is midnight, June 30.