AGFC continues to cut new roads on the water
April 7, 2021
MAYFLOWER — Anglers on Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir will again see improved infrastructure to help them navigate its waters safely with a new phase of boat lane renovations later this month. Contractors working with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will use a specially modified barge to cut stumps under the water’s surface that have posed navigational hazards for decades and given the lake the nickname “Ol’ Stumpy,” from its anglers.
Aging infrastructure may force tough decisions at AGFC
March 31, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — A new generation has stepped outside as a result of the global pandemic, discovering the peace, excitement and sense of wonder available through hunting, angling and outdoor recreation. Arkansas is blessed with countless opportunities to pursue these activities. The time has come to reinvest in the resources we’ve come to enjoy so much.
Slow leak causes troubles at Tri-County Lake
March 31, 2021
FORDYCE — Managing fisheries is a fight against Father Time, and it’s a battle the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has been fighting for decades. Mike Knoedl Tri-County Lake in Calhoun County is one of many lakes throughout the state that’s showing its age.
AGFC ‘pulling the plugs’ at Henry Gray Hurricane Lake WMA
March 19, 2021
GEORGETOWN — People traveling along Mallard Pond Road in Henry Gray Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area will soon notice some changes to their route to help eliminate drainage issues responsible for declining forest health on the WMA. AGFC contractors and staff are gearing up to open many plugged drains along the road this year, replacing them with bridges and low-water crossings.
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.