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.
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.
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.
Oct. 21, 2020
LITTLE ROCK — Thanks to a partnership between the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation, Arkansas schools can now add semester-length programs focused on outdoor recreation that qualify for a Physical Education credit.
Sept. 2, 2020
PINE BLUFF — It happens every September. Duck hunters across the country begin to feel the need to dig through their gear and make plans for opening day. Sporting goods stores begin moving waterfowl-hunting equipment from storage to their shelves, and hunters are bombarded with the latest realistic decoys promised to make their next season a success. But what happens to the old decoys left behind in the garage? Eric Maynard, assistant chief of education for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, has a solution to the situation — the AGFC decoy adoption center.
Aug. 26, 2020
LITTLE ROCK — With students headed back to school, be it in-person or online, education is again in full swing in Arkansas, and so is the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Education Division. Thanks to fine money collected throughout the state for hunting and fishing violations, educators can increase some of their outdoor educational opportunities by applying by Oct. 8 for Wildlife Fine Grants administered through the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s (AEDC) Department of Rural Services.
Aug. 12, 2020
SPRINGDALE — Teachers in northwest Arkansas will have a new resource available for class programming and field trips when the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center opens this fall, and some may recognize a familiar name when they call to ask about resources available to help them educate the next generation of hunters, anglers and other conservationists. Steve Dunlap, a 17-year veteran of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Education Division was recently chosen to lead educational programming for the center as well as outreach in the region.