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Bear hunters needed to provide research samples

Oct. 13, 2021

SPRINGDALE — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking anyone who harvests a bear in the Ouachita Mountains or Ozarks to consider helping collect valuable samples from their bear to help research an increased occurrence of mange in the Ozark bear population.

Turkey research, stream restoration featured in AGFC’s Wild Science webinar

April 21, 2021

LITTLE ROCK —  Tune into this month’s Wild Science Webinar, hosted by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to keep you informed about some of the science and work going on in Arkansas’s outdoors. This month’s topics, which are available to view at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDbUKQ0V5eU highlight some of the Commission’s recent work to improve critical resources in the Ouachita Mountains and Ozark Plateau: the eastern wild turkey and free-flowing streams.

Help the AGFC track turkey hunting success

March 22, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Hunters can help the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission track hunting effort and success throughout turkey season this spring by signing up to be a part of the annual Spring Gobbler Hunting Survey. It’s free to participate and your responses will help shape future wild turkey management in Arkansas.

Wild Science seminars offer updates on current AGFC-sponsored research

Feb. 3, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is hosting a monthly presentation on some of the latest conservation research with which it is involved titled, “Wild Science” for biologists, educators and the general public to enjoy.

Automated cameras capture wild moments in urban areas

Aug. 26, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — When bears and deer occasionally wander into city streets and suburbs, the news always takes notice, but all sorts of wildlife make a living right in the middle of many cities around the country. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Hendrix College have launched a new research and outreach project that may shed some light on how wildlife in urban areas adapt to the presence of people. 

AGFC partners with other agencies to count endangered crayfish

March 20, 2019

MOUNTAIN VIEW — If the heavy rains of recent weeks can abate, researchers including Justin Stroman from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission plan to do some important counting in a cave next week.

AGFC and Arkansas Tech team up to track secretive sauger on Arkansas River

March 13, 2019

RUSSELLVILLE — Researchers at Arkansas Tech University are working with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to learn more about the habits of sauger swimming in the Arkansas River. And if you just had a curious look on your face after reading the word “sauger,” you’re probably not alone.