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South Arkansas bear hunt highlights 2022 harvest

Dec. 21, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — With a shortened three-day hunt window, hunters in south Arkansas’s much-anticipated bear season took full advantage of their December hunt, totalling 28 bears harvested in newly opened Bear Zone 4 from Dec. 10-12. Bear hunters in other portions of the state saw success as well.

Wild Science Webinar: December 2022 - Trout on the Little Red and Funding AGFC Research

Dec. 12, 2022

The Wild Science Webinar is a monthly series featuring Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff presenting research and projects about Arkansas fish and wildlife. On this months Wild Science Webinar Christy Graham the Trout Management Program Supervisor for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is going to talk about a research project studying trout spawn behaviors on the Little Red River. After that we will have the AGFC's Competitive Grants Coordinator Meredith Swartwout talk about how the AGFC funds research projects with grants and break down how we receive that funding through multiple sources.

South Arkansas deer hunting open house and virtual meeting address regulation changes, management assistance

Sept. 7, 2022

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is encouraging hunters in Ashley, Bradley and Union counties to participate in one of two special meetings this week devoted to deer hunting regulations and deer herd health in south Arkansas following the detection of chronic wasting disease in Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge during the 2021-22 deer season.

Great Backyard Bird Count celebrates silver anniversary Feb. 18-21

Feb. 2, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — For a quarter of a century the annual Great Backyard Bird Count has been a bright spot for nature lovers. The 25th edition of the event is coming up February 18 through 21. Everyone is invited to join the count so their birds become part of the massive database used by scientists to track changes in bird populations over time. The Great Backyard Bird Count is a joint project of the National Audubon SocietyCornell Lab of Ornithology, and Birds Canada.

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.