AGFC on lookout for new rabbit virus
June 17, 2020
LITTLE ROCK — A new disease is sweeping through rabbit populations in the United States, and it has officials at both the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Arkansas Department of Agriculture concerned. Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV) is a highly contagious virus that is nearly always fatal and is capable of causing high mortality in both domestically raised rabbits and wild rabbit species found in Arkansas.
Haying your pasture with an eye for wildlife
June 10, 2020
CALICO ROCK — With all the spring rains, most landowners are ready to hit the field to cut hay. There are a few things to consider this year before you get on that tractor.
Rabbits, squirrels offer last-chance hunting opportunity
Feb. 5, 2020
LITTLE ROCK – Duck season is over, and turkey season is still months away, but hunters looking for one more way to stay in the woods still can find plenty of excitement in small game hunting. Both rabbit and squirrel seasons remain open until 30 minutes after sunset, Feb. 29.
2019-20 Arkansas Hunting Guidebook available online
Aug. 28, 2019
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is busy distributing this year’s hunting guidebook, but folks who want to get the inside line on hunting seasons and regulations can get an online version to view and store on their phone now.
Hunting agreement reached between AGFC, Camp Robinson
June 26, 2019
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Arkansas National Guard recently revised their memorandum of understanding to continue hunting access at a portion of Camp Robinson in Pulaski County. The new agreement will reduce the amount of land accessible to hunters and anglers, but will still maintain a sizeable area within easy reach of central Arkansas.
Young deer, other wildlife likely not abandoned
May 8, 2019
LITTLE ROCK — Each spring hundreds of Arkansans likely stumble upon a small batch of rabbits, a helpless looking fawn or other young animals that’s been seemingly abandoned. The first temptation is to scoop these “defenseless” creatures up and try to find someone to care for them, but that may be the worst thing a person can do for that animal’s welfare.
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.