Site Menu
News

Team efforts recognized in Texarkana

Aug. 18, 2022

TEXARKANA — Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners at today’s meeting celebrated the many partnerships and agencies who make conservation of the state’s fish, wildlife and their habitats possible. The meeting was the culmination of three days spent touring and working in southwest Arkansas to see the fantastic outdoors opportunities available here.

New AGFC deputy director helps Batten down the leadership hatches

Aug. 3, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – Ben Batten belies the upper Midwest background that directed him on the path of outdoors and conservation work some 18 years ago. Rather, even with less of a Southern twang than most of his fellow Arkansas Game and Fish Commission employees possess, one still might mistake him for a native Arkansan in the way he seems to know every nook and cranny of this state, every fish in its waters, or the best spots to find deer, ducks and other “critters,” as he calls them.

Renew your hunting license and continue supporting wildlife conservation

July 6, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas annual hunting licenses expire June 30 each year. If you have not yet renewed your license, all it takes is a few minutes to make sure you’re ready for another year in Arkansas’s great outdoors.

Birders benefit from waterfowl habitat program

Feb. 9, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Duck hunters aren’t the only people who know and appreciate the soul-stirring sight of thousands of ducks, geese and other migratory birds descending on open fields in the Arkansas Delta. Each year, birders and other wildlife-watching enthusiasts flock to wetlands during winter to catch a glimpse of these birds as they make their annual trip between nesting grounds in the North and warmer breeding grounds below the frost belt. And thanks to the habitat offered by waterfowl-focused programs in Arkansas, these birdwatchers have more than 3,800-acres of private land to enjoy their passion through the end of winter.

The dog days of squirrel season

Jan. 26, 2022

CONWAY — With deer and duck seasons winding down and winter weather chilling hunters to the bone, opting for the comforts of home may mean missing some of the most enjoyable hunting trips to be had; walking the woods behind a good dog in search of a fat fox squirrel or crafty gray.

Chase ducks all day on WMAs Jan. 31

Jan. 26, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — As the end of the 2021-22 waterfowl hunting season begins to draw near, hunters are reminded that all-day waterfowl hunting on Arkansas Game and Fish Commission-owned wildlife management areas is allowed on the final day of the season: Monday, Jan. 31.

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?