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Virtual workshop makes building a turkey call reality

Feb. 3, 2021

FORT SMITH — The Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center will hold a special turkey hunting workshop where participants will learn to build their own turkey call at 5:30 p.m., Feb. 12. Thanks to some innovative thinking, you don’t have to be present to build.

AGFC has grand gift idea for the last-minute holiday shopper

Dec. 16, 2020

Anyone looking for a special gift for the waterfowl-obsessed man or woman on their Christmas list may want to make a special visit to an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Nature Center this year. While supplies last, anyone who purchases a license or stamp at an AGFC nature center will receive a free softcover copy of Brent Birch’s book, “The Grand Prairie.”

Reserve your trip to the AGFC’s newest nature center

Dec. 9, 2020

SPRINGDALE — With its much-anticipated grand opening this Friday, the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center is sure to become another must-see venue in Northwest Arkansas. While the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission anticipates well over 100,000 visitors per year at the new center, social-distancing measures must be kept in place during the current pandemic. 

Ozark Highlands Nature Center set to open

Dec. 2, 2020

SPRINGDALE — After more than four years of planning, preparation and construction, the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center will open its doors to the public this month.

AGFC offices, nature centers closed Thanksgiving

Nov. 25, 2020

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission offices and nature centers will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. Many field personnel, including wildlife officers, will be on duty through the holiday to ensure Arkansans can enjoy a safe, productive hunt throughout the weekend. The AGFC’s social media sites also will be active during the holidays to answer any questions from the public.

Elementary-student designed mural at northwest Arkansas nature center

Nov. 12, 2020

SPRINGDALE – Art Feeds and T.G. Smith Elementary, in cooperation with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will unveil a special mural at the newly constructed J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center in Springdale at 1 p.m. November 13.

New AGFC nature center featured in Arkansas Wildlife magazine

Oct. 28, 2020

SPRINGDALE — The latest issue of Arkansas Wildlife Magazine is at the printer and will soon be hitting subscriber’s mailboxes with a special feature on the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center, the latest addition to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s network of nature and education centers.