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Arkansas bear hunters need new permit

Sept. 6, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’s bear season kicks off Sept. 13, and hunters should check out some of the new regulations from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission if they plan to be loaded for bear this year in The Natural State.

Hole-y mole-y!

July 12, 2023

Biologists looking for sightings of Arkansas’s least ‘watchable’ wildlife species

LITTLE ROCK — If you look on iNaturalist, you’ll find all sorts of surveys where people can record sightings of their favorite wildlife species to help with projects conducted by researchers and biologists around the world. One such study, Moles of Arkansas, may require a little more digging, as it is asking participants to record sightings of eastern moles in The Natural State.

Natural State fox at home in gray areas of habitat

April 12, 2023

Mention seeing a fox in the woods of Arkansas and most people will immediately think of a red animal with a white-tipped tail they’ve seen in depictions of European fox hunts or from animated films. The red fox is definitely at home in The Natural State, but another native fox species calls Arkansas home, and it may be even craftier than its ginger canid cousin.

Bear den surveys reflect influence of summer drought

March 29, 2023

WALDRON — Last summer’s drought may have some lingering impact on Arkansas’s black bear reproduction, but there’s no immediate cause for alarm, according to Myron Means, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s large carnivore program coordinator.

Bears, bluebirds and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers highlight AGFC meeting

Feb. 16, 2023

MAGNOLIA — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission today heard several presentations on wildlife and fisheries research projects during its monthly meeting, hosted by Southern Arkansas University. In addition to projects presented by AGFC staff on the 2022 Arkansas bear season, commissioners heard presentations by two SAU students working through the university’s Outdoor Campus.

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. Christy Graham, AGFC Trout Management Program Coordinator, presents a research project studying trout spawn behaviors on the Little Red River. After that, Meredith Swartwout, AGFC Competitive Grants Coordinator, presents how the AGFC funds research projects with grants and break down how we receive that funding through multiple sources.