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Yellville youth hunters dominate statewide squirrel hunt

Jan. 18, 2023

YELLVILLE — With more than 110 teams participating in last weekend’s statewide Big Squirrel Challenge, hunters young and old were rekindling the passion of small game hunting throughout Arkansas. When the sound of rimfire rifles and shotguns had ended for the morning and weigh-ins were concluded, it was a youth team in northern Arkansas who turned in the day’s heaviest three-squirrel limit.

Big Squirrel Challenge returns to Arkansas

Jan. 4, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — Deer seasons may be winding down in Arkansas, but don’t put away the hunting gear just yet. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is hosting the second annual Big Squirrel Challenge statewide Jan. 13-14.

Celebrate conservation week Oct. 8-13 with the AGFC

Oct. 5, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is hosting a series of fun events to say “Thank you for your contribution to conservation” from Oct. 8-13 at nature centers around the state.

Playground, quail pen natural additions to northwest Arkansas nature center

Sept. 28, 2022

SPRINGDALE — Visitors to the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center will see some new additions in the coming weeks, supported by the Ozark Natural Sciences Center, the Walton Family Foundation and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

AGFC decoy program draws new hunters

Sept. 28, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — An innovative waterfowl hunter recruitment program from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is doing more than saving some plastic, it may be saving the future of the sport. The AGFC’s Decoy Adoption Program finds old waterfowl hunting equipment and places it with new owners to continue harvesting game and memories in the field.

AGFC, AEDC offer more than $808,000 for education grants from wildlife fines

Aug. 17, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – More than $808,000 is available for Arkansas schools and educators for conservation education grants in 2022-23, thanks to fine money derived from wildlife and fishing violations and a partnership between the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Division of Rural Services.

Unplug at an AGFC nature center during Spring Break

March 16, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — With kids out of school throughout most of Arkansas next week, many parents may be looking for a way to get them out of the house and off the electronics for a day. A trip to one of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s nature centers may be just the answer to keep families entertained with wholesome outdoors fun.