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Anglers, biologists work hard to keep bass at Forrest Wood Cup healthy

Aug. 8, 2018

HOT SPRINGS - Fifty-six of the best bass anglers in the world will be showing off their catch and talking to huge crowds at this weekend’s Forrest Wood Cup in Bank of the Ozarks Arena in Hot Springs, but biologists and tournament officials will be scrambling to take care of the true stars of the show, the largemouth and spotted bass to be displayed during the event’s weigh-ins at 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

Murfreesboro takes top honors at state archery competition

March 7, 2018

HOT SPRINGS – The Rattler Senior High Archery Team from Murfreesboro placed one boy and two girls in the top 10 of their respective divisions and slipped away with the team title in the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program state championship last Saturday at Bank of the Ozarks Arena.

State Archery Championships Friday, Saturday in Spa City

Feb. 28, 2018

HOT SPRINGS – More than 1,800 archers are scheduled to compete over two days at the 10th Arkansas National Archery in the School Program State Championships, set for Friday and Saturday at Bank of the Ozarks Arena.

Tournament Information Program offers angling success profiles of Arkansas waters

Feb. 21, 2018

HOT SPRINGS - Anglers looking for the next place to take a fishing trip can narrow their search to some of Arkansas’s best bass waters with a quick visit to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Black Bass Program web page. 

Archers take aim at state championship through regional tournaments

Feb. 14, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – Close to 4,200 students filed into middle and high school gymnasiums across The Natural State last weekend to take their shot at qualifying for the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program State Championship. Regional shoots were held in 12 locations, covering every region of the state. 

Archery in the Schools regional tournaments Feb. 10

Jan. 31, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program’s 2018 regional tournaments will be held at a dozen schools throughout the state on Feb. 10.

ANASP was established by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in 2008 and has grown tremendously.

“We have about 550 schools participating in the program throughout the state,” said Curtis Gray, ANASP coordinator for the AGFC. “And we’re always looking to add more.”

Arkansas Student Claims Second in World Archery Tournament

July 26, 2017

Bailey Mason of Maumelle didn’t know where archery could take her when she was first introduced to the sport in her fourth grade physical education class, but after hard work, practice, and competition through regional, state and national tournaments, she took second place in the Elementary Division of the National Archery in the Schools World Tournament, July 22.