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Keep it rolling at the boat ramp

March 30, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Daylight saving time has kicked into gear, and more people are getting out to the lake to enjoy a day of fun in the sun. Added traffic can mean longer wait times at boat ramps to get your day started and wrap things up at the end of your trip. Here are a few tips to help everyone out and keep the line running smoothly at your favorite fishing and boating destination.

Five ways to fight monsters from the deep

March 16, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Giant threats to Arkansas’s fish and water are lurking under the surface somewhere right now. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission needs boaters’ help in stopping these terrors before they spread any further.

AGFC habitat crews busy at Beaver

Dec. 15, 2021

ROGERS — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission crews used chainsaws to gnaw down nearly 900 invasive cedar trees during the last two weeks and recycled them into valuable fish habitat at Beaver Lake in northwest Arkansas.

Pull the plug on hitchhikers this duck season

Nov. 17, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – The opening day of duck season is finally within reach, and for some that means a lot of gear shuffling and a last-minute dash to make sure boat motors and equipment are in working order. Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission urge all hunters and anglers alike to pull the plug on invasive species by pulling the plug from their boats after every trip to the water.

Report Egyptian goose sightings

Nov. 10, 2021

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is working with the University of Arkansas’s Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit to study the recent increase in nonnative Egyptian Geese occurring in Arkansas. The species, once popular in zoos and aviaries, has escaped and formed wild populations in many states, including portions of Arkansas.

AGFC lowers booms on giant salvinia spread at Lake Columbia and beyond

Sept. 29, 2021

MAGNOLIA – Giant salvinia, a highly invasive aquatic plant that was first detected in Lake Columbia in December 2019, has the full attention of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Fisheries Division. AGFC biologists have partnered with multiple agencies in attempts to slow its potential spread not only in this lake, but in other nearby waterways.

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.