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WRICE Program offers waterfowl more food near public hunting areas

July 10, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Waterfowl season may be months away, but the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is busy working with private landowners to plant the seeds for food ducks, geese and other migrating birds will need during their migration. A new program is working to increase the amount of leftover crops available to ducks when they arrive in The Natural State.

Plum thickets add cover for ground-nesting birds, rabbits and deer

April 24, 2019

Every year wildlife biologists are asked what things landowners can plant to increase habitat on their property for quail, turkeys, deer and other wildlife. In truth, one of the best species to provide essential habitat may already be on the property.

Memphian restores acreage for quail, draws notice from Commission

April 17, 2019

EARLE – Walker Morris, who farms 250 total acres near Earle in Crittenden County, describes himself as a “recovering quail hunter.” His work to help restore the northern bobwhite earned him a Landowner Award, presented before the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in its recent March monthly meeting. Morris was one of four landowners and families honored.

Natural Resources Conservation Service accepting applications for habitat incentive programs in 14 north Arkansas counties

April 17, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Farmers and landowners in 14 Northern Arkansas counties have until May 17 to submit applications to receive financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program to implement conservation practices in the North Arkansas Quail Focal Landscape Regional Conservation Partnership Program project.
 

Benefits of spring food plots for white-tailed deer on your property

April 10, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – One of the most popular habitat management strategies utilized by landowners is planting food plots.  This is done primarily to enhance wildlife habitat by improving nutrition and the overall productivity of a piece of property.
 

New farm bill funds conservation opportunities on private land in Arkansas

Feb. 6, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, signed into law on Dec. 20, offers renewed hope for conservation-minded landowners who are looking for ways to benefit wildlife habitat on their property without drastically losing production revenue from farming or other agricultural land uses. While much of the bill supports subsidies and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, roughly $5 billion has been earmarked for conservation funding in the next five years.

Learn to burn with the AGFC at prescribed fire workshops

March 21, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – Landowners can learn proper and safe use of prescribed fire for improving wildlife habitat through a series of free workshops sponsored by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Private Lands Section.