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WMA Deer Permit Hunt applications available July 1-31

June 28, 2023

LITTLE ROCK – Deer hunters shooting for some of Arkansas’s best public land opportunities will have the full month of July to apply for one of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Wildlife Management Area Deer Permit hunts. Applications for these hunts are available from 8 a.m. July 1 until midnight July 31 through the AGFC’s licensing system at

Ducks in a row at Frog Bayou

June 28, 2023

More than 1,300 acres of land in western Arkansas acquired by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in the past seven years are now in the midst of a project that will provide substantially more public waterfowl hunting opportunity, more outdoor recreation and more needed habitat for migrating waterfowl.

Public land elk permits drawn

June 28, 2023

JASPER — Twenty-one applicants won permits to hunt elk on public land during two seasons this year. Winners were drawn during the Buffalo River Elk Festival, June 24, in Jasper.

Outdoor legend and former Commissioner McCollum dies at 81

June 28, 2023

STUTTGART — Marion McCollum, who served as an Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioner from 1995-2002, died June 21 in Stuttgart at the age of 81.

Apply for a 2023 Arkansas alligator hunt permit

June 7, 2023

LITTLE ROCK – Applications for the 2023 Arkansas alligator season are available at from 8 a.m. June 10 through midnight June 18. Anyone interested in pursuing alligators on public land in Arkansas must apply for one of the six hunting locations within two of Arkansas’s three open Alligator Management Zones. 

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.