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Register to participate in one of nine urban archery hunts this fall

May 17, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — Deer hunters interested in an early chance to fill their freezer and help feed fellow Arkansans can learn how to register for one of nine urban archery hunts beginning today at Registration for the 2023 Arkansas urban hunts is available until early July.

Former Commissioner Bill Bridgforth dies at 82

May 12, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — William C. “Bill” Bridgforth, 82, of Pine Bluff, a former Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioner, died Thursday, May 11, at his home.

Turkey harvest, hunting opportunities increase in 2023

May 10, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — With the last weekend of the 2023 Arkansas turkey season in the rearview mirror, hunters have tallied 9,193 checked birds. This is an increase of 21% percent from 2022 and the first time since 2017 that the harvest topped the 9,000-bird mark. And that's not the only increase to gobble about.

Get to the squirrel woods and cook up some fun

May 9, 2023

SPRINGDALE — Arkansas squirrel hunters have two big dates to remember this year. May 15 is the annual opening day of squirrel season, and September 23 will be the best way to use those tasty squirrels. That’s the day the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center will host Joe Wilson and the 2023 World Champion Squirrel Cook Off.

35 years of trout magic celebrated in Arkansas Wildlife Magazine

May 4, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — The May/June issue of Arkansas Wildlife, the official magazine of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, includes an article about a truly magical place: “Tight against the massive Norfork National Fish Hatchery near Norfork Dam and just under a mile long, Dry Run Creek in Baxter County has been called the crown jewel of the state’s trout fisheries.”

Turkey-poaching trend troubling Arkansas game wardens

May 3, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — With last year’s increase in turkey reproduction and a strong start to the 2023 spring turkey season, biologists and staff at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are cautiously optimistic about recent trends in Arkansas’s turkey woods. One trend that still has AGFC game wardens concerned is the continued use of bait by some poachers to illegally shoot their turkeys.

Apply for an Arkansas Elk Hunting Permit May 1-15

April 27, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — Hunters interested in pursuing Arkansas’s largest big game animal can apply for a limited hunting permit draw from 8 a.m. May 1 through 11:59 p.m. May 15.