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Lake Monticello habitat work builds before wet conditions arrive

Jan. 13, 2021

MONTICELLO – Until a recent spate of rain and even some snowfall early this week, the lake bed and shoreline of Lake Monticello was being prepared for the day when the lake can refill and become a leading Arkansas fishery again.

AGFC adds 4,420 acres to public hunting opportunity in 2020

Jan. 13, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Hunters in Arkansas have enjoyed nearly 4,500 acres of new hunting opportunity during the 2020-21 hunting seasons, thanks to partnerships and leases by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in the last year. 

Roadwork an annual certainty on WMAs

Dec. 9, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission owns more than 385,000 acres of wildlife management areas to offer wildlife habitat and public hunting and angling opportunities in The Natural State, but much more goes into public access than a parking location. Last year the AGFC spent more than $678,000 to maintain the vast network of roads on WMAs, and that is a shadow of what is truly needed to keep these access points open.

Reserve your trip to the AGFC’s newest nature center

Dec. 9, 2020

SPRINGDALE — With its much-anticipated grand opening this Friday, the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center is sure to become another must-see venue in Northwest Arkansas. While the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission anticipates well over 100,000 visitors per year at the new center, social-distancing measures must be kept in place during the current pandemic. 

Ozark Highlands Nature Center set to open

Dec. 2, 2020

SPRINGDALE — After more than four years of planning, preparation and construction, the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center will open its doors to the public this month.

Lake Charles drawdown to begin Nov. 15 for waterfowl, fish habitat benefits

Nov. 4, 2020

POWHATAN — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will conduct a planned drawdown of Lake Charles at least 8 feet below normal pool beginning Nov. 15 and lasting through January 2021. The released water will be used to inundate greentree reservoirs at Shirey Bay Rainey Brake Wildlife Management are for waterfowl habitat.

Hurricane Lake WMA die-off attracts attention from congressmen, conservation partners

Nov. 2, 2020

BALD KNOB — United States congressmen French Hill and Bruce Westerman met with representatives from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Ducks Unlimited under an overcast sky at Henry Gray Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area last Tuesday to talk about the future of green timber duck hunting in The Natural State.