Site Menu
News

Wildlife officers need details to catch game violators

Oct. 20, 2021

Help AGFC wildlife officers stop night hunting, out of season poaching and other violations with these helpful tips. Quick, accurate information is the biggest boost the average citizen can give them.

Poachers harvest hefty fines from deer garden

Sept. 30, 2021

JONESBORO — With the outdoors as their office, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers often work with unusual crime scenes, as poachers often go to extreme lengths to hide their crimes from weather and animals as well as the watchful eyes of neighbors and other hunters. In 2016 Sgt. Jeff Dalton and Cpl. Bret Ditto found one of the most unusual and fertile evidence discoveries of their careers, a literal garden of skulls from illegally poached white-tailed deer. 

Arkansas wildlife officers alarmed by increase in turkey hunting violations

June 9, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — With just over 7,000 wild turkeys checked in Arkansas this spring, it’s no secret that hunting was a challenge for many in The Natural State. Some couldn’t play by the rules, resulting in an alarming trend noticed by wildlife officers whose business is catching those who cut corners and prevent honest hunters from seeing increased turkey harvest numbers.

Arkansas turkey season concludes with just over 7,000 birds checked

May 19, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas hunters harvested and checked 7,010 eastern wild turkeys during the 2021 turkey season, which concluded May 9. While the harvest showed a similar decrease to that of surrounding states, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists are hopeful for the future.

$5,000 offered for information on Cross County bald eagle shooting

Feb. 25, 2020

CHERRY VALLEY – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are conducting a joint investigation into the death of a mature bald eagle found in Cross County on Feb. 21.

AGFC seeks help in tracking down elk poacher

Nov. 22, 2017

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers are asking for help in tracking down the person responsible for shooting and leaving an elk on Piney Creeks WMA along the Searcy-Pope county line.