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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.

AGFC hosting quail habitat workshops for landowners

Nov. 3, 2017

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has partnered with the United States Department of Agriculture and the Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts to host five special quail-focused workshops throughout the state on Nov. 7 and Nov. 9.

Improve quail habitat with a wave of the magic wand

Sept. 27, 2017

It may not be magical, but a spraying wand and applicator is one of the best and least labor-intensive tools a landowner can use to improve their property for quail.

Softball Skills Key to Northern Bobwhite Habitat Assessment

July 19, 2017

Summer means outdoor activities such as fishing, softball and the calls of the bobwhite quail whistling in the fields. You might think that bobwhite quail and the game of softball have nothing to do with each other, but biologists always are looking for ways to describe habitat conditions and life cycles of animals such as bobwhites to landowners. One quail researcher in Texas has made such an analogy. Dr. Dale Rollins, Executive Director of the Rollins Plains Quail Research Ranch in Texas has developed a simple habitat evaluation technique to determine if your property is good for quail.