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Barbellycoa tacos add Latin flavor to waterfowl

Jan. 19, 2022

STUTTGART — Greater White-fronted geese (AKA Specklebelly or Barbelly) are highly sought by waterfowl hunters because they are relatively easy to decoy, respond to calls, and provide table fare second only to sandhill crane in the waterfowling world. Although it is hard to beat a perfectly seared specklebelly breast, Arkansas’s long goose season provides ample opportunity to try various recipes, and who doesn’t love taco Tuesday? 

Applications to hunt turkeys on Arkansas WMAs available Jan. 15-Feb. 15

Jan. 12, 2022

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 2022 Arkansas turkey season.

Fort Smith hunters sweep statewide Big Squirrel challenge

Jan. 12, 2022

FORT SMITH — Despite hunters from eight locations in Arkansas bringing in squirrels to be weighed for this weekend’s inaugural Big Squirrel Challenge, it was bushytail fanatics from western Arkansas who claimed top honors in this year’s statewide squirrel-hunting contest put on by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Winter bowhunting opportunities offer last chance to complete Triple Trophy Award for deer hunters

Jan. 12, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – Modern gun deer hunting is in the rearview mirror for the 2021-22 deer season, but there’s still time to fill a tag with archery tackle until the end of February. For those who have already taken a deer during Arkansas’s modern gun season and one during Arkansas’s muzzleloader season, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Triple Trophy Award may yet be within reach.

Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Kids Zone returns to ‘doubled up’ Big Buck Classic

Jan. 12, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — COVID-19 may have put the brakes on last season’s year-end celebration of deer hunting, but the bucks are back and twice as nice at this year’s Arkansas Big Buck Classic, Jan. 21-23. This also means the return of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation’s extremely popular Kids Zone, which will be housed in the Arts and Crafts Building of the Arkansas State Fairgrounds and will be open during the entire event.

CWD found in Randolph County

Dec. 31, 2021

DALTON – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has confirmed that a hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken in Randolph County tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

New ramp at Maddox Bay reopens public opportunity for anglers, hunters

Dec. 22, 2021

 

HOLLY GROVE — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission last week completed a new boating access to Maddox Bay, an oxbow of the White River and historic fishing and hunting hotspot in Monroe County.