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Arkansas Feral Hog Task Force offers new handbook to help control nuisance pigs

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.

AGFC, Historic Cane Hill debut newest Bobwhite Conservation Stamp

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.

Feed the hungry with freezer cleanout

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. 

Backcountry Hunters and Anglers step up with cleanups

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. 

Partnership promotes quail at Petit Jean

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.

Trout Unlimited holding annual meeting in Rogers

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.
 

Recycled utility poles offer endangered bats refuge

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.