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Fort Smith golf course teeing up habitat for bobwhite

March 14, 2018

FORT SMITH - Ben Geren Golf Course has an out of the box approach to keeping it's "rough" in the perfect condition for northern bobwhite.

AGFC, Quail Forever hosting landowner workshop in Monticello

March 7, 2018

MONTICELLO – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Quail Forever will host a special landowner workshop devoted to northern bobwhite management at 6 p.m. March 13 at the AGFC Regional Office in Monticello.

Pen-raised quail short-lived substitute, habitat long-term solution

Feb. 28, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – When Arkansas’s deer herd reached a scant 500 individual animals statewide in the 1940s, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission stocked deer from other states to bring the population back. The same practice brought back Arkansas’s bears, alligators and elk. Even turkey populations rebounded after stockings from transplanted wild birds. In all of these cases, stocking may have been the easiest piece of the puzzle to see, but it was far from the complete story.

Henderson State University Joins Quail Restoration Effort

July 12, 2017

Henderson State University’s Simonson Biological Field Station made points with anglers earlier this year by conducting a large brush-pile project with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Black Bass Program, but where those trees came from may be an even greater story for conservation in Arkansas. Biologists and educators with Henderson State, the AGFC and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have worked together on the project, not only to benefit fish, but also create open habitat, suitable for northern bobwhite and other wildlife on the 200 acres surrounding the field station on the shore of DeGray Lake. 

AGFC receives funding for one quail biologist, seeks approval for six more

June 21, 2017

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, which has already received matching funds from the Natural Resources Conservation Service to bring aboard a biologist devoted to habitat restoration for the northern bobwhite, is hoping that more NRCS money could be coming its way to bolster the AGFC’s quail initiative.