AGFC adjusts water management to protect critical duck habitat
Sept. 2, 2021
LITTLE ROCK - Duck hunters visiting Arkansas’s famous waterfowl-focused public greentree reservoirs may see some changes on three of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s wildlife management areas this year.
Commission approves increased funding for invasive carp control in Arkansas
Aug. 20, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved at today’s meeting a $70,000 increase to the AGFC’s Fisheries Budget to purchase and outfit two specialized boats that will be crewed and used to catch and remove invasive carp in the Lower Mississippi River Basin and the Arkansas/White/Red Rivers Basin.
Renovation of Henry Gray Hurricane Lake WMA to begin
Aug. 4, 2021
BALD KNOB — Contractors with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will begin removing water-control structures on Henry Gray Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area to restore drainage to the Little Red River beginning next week. This is the first of many major renovations planned for greentree reservoirs in Arkansas that have helped make public duck hunting one of the state’s largest outdoor industries.
Parker’s subtle style influenced Commission
June 30, 2021
Andrew Parker says his style as an Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioner during the last seven years was more like a counselor, gently bending an ear and offering suggestions to the chairman at that time or other commissioners.
AGFC Commissioner Meeting Notice
May 18, 2021
You are hereby notified that Commissioners of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will meet on the following date and times to consider any business that may be brought before the Commission. Unless otherwise stated, meetings will be held at the AGFC offices, 2 Natural Resources Dr. in Little Rock.
AGFC lays fishing foundation at Lake Poinsett
April 20, 2021
HARRISBURG — The shovels may be done turning dirt at Lake Poinsett, but biologists are still busy laying the foundation for good fishing in the newly renovated lake in Poinsett County. Last week, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission stocked thousands of baitfish into the waters of the refilling lake in an effort to produce a fantastic fishery in the coming years.
AGFC working with state legislators to combat failing infrastructure on public lands and waters
April 16, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is working with Arkansas state legislators to address concerns about failing and outdated infrastructure that provides habitat for the state’s fish and wildlife and public recreation opportunities. To tackle this challenge, they are working together to propose a modest increase to basic resident hunting and fishing licenses, which have remained unchanged since 1990 and 1984, respectively. “This increase is supported by many of the state’s conservation and sportsman's groups,” said Geralyn Hoey, Director of Conservation Partnerships with the National Wildlife Federation.