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First-time archer proves it’s never too late to start

Feb. 1, 2023

PINE BLUFF — Finding a place to start hunting if one doesn’t have family or friends who enjoy an outdoors lifestyle can be intimidating. Thanks to a new program through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Gov. Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center, six “adult onset” hunters overcame that hurdle and joined the ranks of seasoned bowhunters last fall.

Holland Bottoms’ rest area important for ducks and area hunters

Jan. 25, 2023

JACKSONVILLE – A small triangle of land totaling about 90 acres, Lake Pickthorne Waterfowl Rest Area inside Holland Bottoms Wildlife Management Area, plays a huge role in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s moist-soil wetland habitat program.

AGFC, Academics Afield brings new audience outdoors

Jan. 25, 2023

PINE BLUFF — A group of students has begun building a community of hunters on the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff campus.

Yellville youth hunters dominate statewide squirrel hunt

Jan. 18, 2023

YELLVILLE — With more than 110 teams participating in last weekend’s statewide Big Squirrel Challenge, hunters young and old were rekindling the passion of small game hunting throughout Arkansas. When the sound of rimfire rifles and shotguns had ended for the morning and weigh-ins were concluded, it was a youth team in northern Arkansas who turned in the day’s heaviest three-squirrel limit.

Visit the AGFC and AGFF at the 33rd Annual Big Buck Classic

Jan. 18, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — Be sure to visit the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation at this year’s 33rd Annual Relyance Bank Arkansas Big Buck Classic Jan. 27-29 at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds.

Arkansas aerial waterfowl surveys top 4-year trend

Jan. 11, 2023

According to the annual midwinter waterfowl survey, the number of mallards in the Delta region of Arkansas hit a four-year high during aerial observations conducted in early January.

Applications to hunt turkeys on some AGFC areas available Jan. 15

Jan. 11, 2023

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will accept applications Jan. 15-Feb. 15 from hunters who want to hunt on many wildlife management areas during the 2023 Arkansas turkey season.