Turkey harvest, hunting opportunities increase in 2023
May 10, 2023
LITTLE ROCK — With the last weekend of the 2023 Arkansas turkey season in the rearview mirror, hunters have tallied 9,193 checked birds. This is an increase of 21% percent from 2022 and the first time since 2017 that the harvest topped the 9,000-bird mark. And that's not the only increase to gobble about.
Bush Named NWTF National Wildlife Officer of the Year
Feb. 22, 2023
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The National Wild Turkey Federation honored Arkansas Wildlife Officer 1st Class Audrey Bush with the National Wildlife Officer of the Year Award for her dedicated commitment to Arkansas’s natural resources. The award was presented to Bush this weekend at the 47th annual NWTF National Convention and Sport Show.
Majors, Mitchell honored with NWTF annual awards
March 24, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — Two Arkansas Game and Fish Commission employees were given awards from the Arkansas chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation at the AGFC’s March 18 meeting, held in Little Rock. Sgt. Chris Majors from Calico Rock and Jason Mitchell from Mena were both presented annual awards for their work toward wild turkey conservation in The Natural State.
Biologists, researchers and land managers discuss turkey conservation in Little Rock
March 4, 2020
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hosted biologists and land managers from Arkansas and neighboring states to collaborate on an apparent decline in eastern wild turkey numbers seen across the Southeast. The meeting was held at the AGFC’s Little Rock headquarters and included presentations by biologists, researchers and conservation experts from Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas, Mississippi, Georgia and Louisiana.
AGFC seeks public input on turkey management plan revision
Feb. 26, 2020
LITTLE ROCK — Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are seeking public input on the current revision to Arkansas’s Strategic Wild Turkey Management Plan. The plan was last reviewed in 2012, and this revision will be scheduled for formal review again in 10 years to adapt to changing needs in Arkansas’ turkey flock and conditions on the landscape.
AGFC fills missing piece of Scatter Creek WMA puzzle thanks to NWTF, Greene County Wildlife Club
Feb. 19, 2020
PARAGOULD — Thanks to the continued partnership of the National Wild Turkey Federation and Greene County Wildlife Club with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, a small, yet important piece of land inside the boundary of W.E. Brewer Scatter Creek Wildlife Management Area is now part of public hunting opportunities in northeast Arkansas.
Arkansas Turkey Stamp promotes habitat conservation and awareness
Feb. 12, 2020
LITTLE ROCK — The inaugural Arkansas Turkey Stamp is now available to order through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s online licensing system at www.agfc.com. Conservation-minded individuals may also order the stamp at any license dealer, regional office or AGFC nature center. The stamp is not required to hunt turkeys in the state of Arkansas, but was created to give conservationists and turkey enthusiasts a way to help support conservation efforts for the species.