Oct. 14, 2020
LITTLE ROCK – Thanks to a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to the Arkansas Feral Hog Eradication Task Force, landowners will have more knowledge available than ever before in their fight against feral hogs. Last week, the Arkansas Department of Agriculture announced the release of the newly created Arkansas Feral Hog Handbook, a guide to resources available in Arkansas to assist with feral hog control and eradication.
Sept. 16, 2020
LINCOLN – Clay Connor’s rendering of a quail sitting on barbed-wire fencing above shrubby cover and native grasses, entitled “Beyond the Wire at Summits Ridge,” was unveiled Saturday, Sept. 12, as the image on the 2020-21 Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Northern Bobwhite Conservation Stamp in a ceremony held at nearby Historic Cane Hill.
Sept. 9, 2020
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry will hold a special “freezer cleanout day” at the Bass Pro Shops in Little Rock, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 19. Hunters can free up some freezer space for the coming hunting season and have a chance to win prizes, courtesy of Bass Pro Shops.
Sept. 9, 2020
PARON — Many people have rediscovered the outdoors since COVID-19 arrived and forced most organized sports and gatherings to shut down. Record sales of fishing and camping equipment and crowded boat ramps and trailheads all speak to the renewed interest Arkansans have in our natural world. One conservation-minded group has gone the extra distance to help protect these resources amid the increased usage.
March 18, 2020
DANVILLE — The Yell County Wildlife Federation, Arkansas Tech University Fisheries and Wildlife Society and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission recently combined efforts to pave the way for better habitat on Petit Jean River Wildlife Management Area in Yell County. The team gathered for a day of work Feb. 22, removing undesirable trees on both openlands and forested areas to aid in habitat management on the area.
Oct. 2, 2019
ROGERS -- Trout Unlimited, the nation’s oldest and largest coldwater conservation organization, is holding its annual meeting in Rogers this week. Hosted by the Arkansas TU council, the meeting will bring together more than 200 TU staff members and volunteer leaders for several days of meetings and informational sessions.
Sept. 18, 2019
WALNUT RIDGE — Last Thursday crews from Craighead Electric Cooperative, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas State University, SWCA Environmental Consultants, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Arkansas Ecological Services Field Office placed special surrogate structures on Shirey Bay Rainey Brake Wildlife Management Area to encourage the continued use of the area by Indiana bats, an endangered species native to Arkansas.