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Researchers diving into COVID-19 effects on recreational fishing

July 29, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Americans seem to have fallen back in love with the outdoors during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. With organized sports, spectator-fueled events and formal schools being shuffled to the side to slow the spread of the virus, time in the outdoors seems to have become a rediscovered gem to many people looking to escape cabin fever during self-imposed quarantines. Rods, reels, canoes, kayaks, mountain bikes and all other sorts of outdoors equipment has flown off shelves so quickly that manufacturers have been unable to keep up with demand.

Arkansas volunteers honored by National Park Service

April 29, 2020

JASPER — Thousands of paddlers, hikers, anglers and other recreationists who enjoy moving water haul away tons of discarded metal, plastic and wooden debris from rivers and streams each year. Some outdoor groups organize cleanup days that attract hundreds of helpers.

Hikers, hunters reminded to stay safe during turkey season

April 8, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Spring is a great time to stretch your legs and do some woodland exploration, especially for those people who are experiencing some added cabin fever this year. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission urges hikers and other outdoors enthusiasts to be aware of hunting activities that may be taking place while on public land this spring.

Decreased participation in hunting, angling hurts conservation of all Arkansas species

Feb. 13, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Although most Arkansans hold “The Natural State” motto near and dear to their hearts, a continued decline in hunting and angling has Commissioners and staff at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission concerned that the funding for natural resource management is in jeopardy.

AGFC workshop opens the outdoors for women

Oct. 10, 2018

FERNDALE - More than 130 women took up the torch of carrying on our outdoors passions to the next generation at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop, held at the C.A. Vines 4-H Center west of Little Rock during the last weekend in September.