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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.

Youths experience squirrel, raccoon hunting at AYSSP getaway

Jan. 8, 2020

CASSCOE – Six youths from towns throughout the state were able to enjoy a weekend of squirrel and coon hunting, trap shooting and more thanks to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program.

Identify these six trees for success this hunting season

Oct. 2, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Deer hunters looking for new stakeouts are often keyed on rubs and scrapes. These telltale signs of whitetail activity are roadmaps for hunters during the rut. But the best advice for pursuing all species including deer, is to follow the food. Even during the rut, does still look for something to eat, and the bucks will follow.

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. 
 

Arkansas squirrel season opens to cool spring weather

May 15, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas’s squirrel season officially opens May 15 each year. The season will remain open until the end of February, making it Arkansas's longest hunting season.
 

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.