Hunting licenses expire June 30; renew both your hunting and fishing priveledges with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's Combination Resident Sportsman’s License option and cover all your bases at once.
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas’s squirrel season officially opens May 15 each year. The season will remain open until the end of February, making it Arkansas's longest hunting season.
STAR CITY - The Arkansas Game an Fish Commission will host a special workshop on improving wild turkey and northern bobwhite habitat at the C&L Electric Cooperative Building from 6 to 8 p.m., May 14. The building is at 900 Church Street in Star City.
LITTLE ROCK – If you want an opportunity to harvest Arkansas’s largest big game animal, now is the time to put your name in the hat. The application period for Arkansas’s public land elk hunting permits is open from 8 a.m., May 1 until 11:59 p.m. June 1.
Every year wildlife biologists are asked what things landowners can plant to increase habitat on their property for quail, turkeys, deer and other wildlife. In truth, one of the best species to provide essential habitat may already be on the property.
LITTLE ROCK — As hen turkeys begin to nest and hunters continue searching for a receptive gobbler, an occasional image is shared throughout coffee shops and social media that causes hunters to cringe - a failed turkey nest sitting in an area cleared with prescribed fire. Controversy surrounding growing-season burns is ignited every year when an outdoors enthusiast happens upon such a site, but improved habitat across thousands of acres creates far more opportunities for nests and brood-rearing than the single nest or two seen after a prescribed fire.
EARLE – Walker Morris, who farms 250 total acres near Earle in Crittenden County, describes himself as a “recovering quail hunter.” His work to help restore the northern bobwhite earned him a Landowner Award, presented before the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in its recent March monthly meeting. Morris was one of four landowners and families honored.