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AGFC to join Governor Hutchinson for St. Francis Sunken Lands Water Trail dedication

April 30, 2021

TRUMANN — Officials from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the Trumann Chamber of Commerce and delegates from northeast Arkansas will join Gov. Asa Hutchinson at 10 a.m. May 5 to dedicate the recently completed St. Francis Sunken Lands Water Trail in Poinsett County. The dedication will take place at the Oak Donnick Access in Trumann (Click for Map).

AGFC opens new earthquake-fueled paddling adventure in northeast Arkansas

Aug. 12, 2020

TRUMANN — The latest water trail added to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s watchable wildlife destinations has been a long time in the making — about 208 years. St. Francis Sunken Lands Water Trail in Poinsett County takes advantage of the effects of the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-12 and offers canoe and kayak enthusiasts a rare view of the creatures that call these bottomland hardwoods home.

Big Lake WMA, St. Francis Sunken Lands WMA and Big Lake NWR closed Feb. 10-14

Feb. 6, 2020

JONESBORO – Big Lake Wildlife Management Area, St. Francis Sunken Lands Wildlife Management Area and Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge will be closed to daytime public access Feb. 10-14. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, in cooperation with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Missouri Department of Conservation, will be conducting aerial operations aimed at reducing feral hog populations on the areas. The flights will be dependent on the weather.

Payneway Dam repairs prove no impact to duck hunting on Sunken Lands

Nov. 26, 2019

MARKED TREE — Water levels at St. Francis Sunken Lands Wildlife Management Area in Northeast Arkansas should remain on target during the remainder of waterfowl season, thanks to the help of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Repair at Payneway Dam suffers setback

Nov. 20, 2019

MARKED TREE — Delays in the repair of a washout in Payneway Dam on St. Francis Lake may impact the amount of water available for opening weekend of duck season on St. Francis Sunken Lands Wildlife Management Area.

Portions of WMAs may be closed next week

Feb. 6, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Weather permitting, portions of Trusten Holder, Seven Devils, Cut-off Creek, Freddie Black Choctaw Island and St. Francis Sunken Lands Wildlife Management Areas may be closed to daytime public access next week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, in cooperation with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will be conducting aerial operations aimed at reducing feral hog populations on the WMAs.

AGFC commissioner meeting notice

June 12, 2017

You are hereby notified that Commissioners of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will meet on the following dates and times to consider any business that may be brought before the Commission. Unless otherwise stated, meetings will be held at the AGFC offices, 2 Natural Resources Drive in Little Rock.