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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.

Delta Rivers Nature Center to build bowhunters from the ground up

Feb. 16, 2022

PINE BLUFF — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Gov. Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center is looking for a few new faces to add to the bowhunting community in Arkansas. A special year-long mentored hunt program is being offered to take beginners from learning how to shoot a bow and identify game and walk them through all the steps needed to be successful in the field.

Fort Smith hunters sweep statewide Big Squirrel challenge

Jan. 12, 2022

FORT SMITH — Despite hunters from eight locations in Arkansas bringing in squirrels to be weighed for this weekend’s inaugural Big Squirrel Challenge, it was bushytail fanatics from western Arkansas who claimed top honors in this year’s statewide squirrel-hunting contest put on by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Ozark Highlands Nature Center earns national recognition

Jan. 5, 2022

SPRINGDALE — The J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center and Split Rock Studios were honored by the National Association of Interpretation with a second-place national showing at the organization’s 2021 professional awards ceremony held in December.

AGFC hosting Big Squirrel Challenge in January

Dec. 8, 2021

SPRINGDALE — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is launching a new event this January celebrating small game hunting, and it’s hopeful that it will become an annual celebration. The inaugural Big Squirrel Challenge will take place at locations across Arkansas Jan. 7-8, 2022.

Arkansas decoy adoption program looking for donors

Oct. 27, 2021

PINE BLUFF — With less than a month until Arkansas’s regular duck season, many excited hunters are going through old bags of decoys, looking for a reason to freshen up their spread. Instead of pitching those old, shot or faded decoys into the trash, let the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission rehome them and spark some interest in the next generation of waterfowl enthusiasts.