Haying your pasture with an eye for wildlife
June 29, 2022
Nothing changes the landscaping of your property overnight like hay cutting your fields. Within a few days or a weekend, the landscape has changed drastically for wildlife that used those grasslands. Here are some common sense haying ideas to benefit wildlife and minimize the effects on young animals or smaller species that depend upon the cover the grasses provide.
AGFC honors Arkansans for outstanding contributions to conservation
May 25, 2022
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission took time last week to offer a special “Thank You” to seven landowners and organizations involved in restoration and management of vital wildlife habitat on private land throughout The Natural State.
Arkansas alligator season opens Sept. 17
Sept. 15, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansans looking for adventure in the wetlands may want to call a friend in south Arkansas to see if there’s an opportunity to take part in this year’s private land alligator hunt Sept. 17-20 and Sept. 24-27. While public hunting opportunities have all been awarded through the AGFC’s draw process in July, private land hunting for alligators follows a quota system that offers more opportunities for people who weren’t lucky enough to draw a public hunting permit.
Can’t find a field? Enter the AGFC dove field drawing
Aug. 11, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission works with landowners to reserve areas specially managed for dove hunts throughout the state. Hunting spots in these areas are managed by random drawing, with applications costing only $5. Hunters drawn may bring one friend to hunt from their position as well.
New private land available as dove permit period opens Aug. 1
July 28, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — An additional region of the state, the southwest quadrant, will be served this dove season by the addition of a private field in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s private-land permit dove hunting program.
AGFC offers payments to rice producers for habitat and hunting access
April 14, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is accepting applications from rice field owners to enroll in its expanded Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement program. Landowners may receive as much as $150 per acre annually while still maintaining the current production of rice fields. Applications are available at www.agfc.com/wrice and will be accepted until June 1.
New hunting, wildlife-watching opportunity added in northeast Arkansas
Jan. 6, 2021
WALNUT RIDGE — Thanks to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s recently expanded Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement program, hunters in Lawrence County have more than 500 additional acres of property to enjoy during the last month of waterfowl season and beyond.