March 24, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — Two Arkansas Game and Fish Commission employees were given awards from the Arkansas chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation at the AGFC’s March 18 meeting, held in Little Rock. Sgt. Chris Majors from Calico Rock and Jason Mitchell from Mena were both presented annual awards for their work toward wild turkey conservation in The Natural State.
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.
March 17, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — With one month until the opening day of Arkansas’s turkey season, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is finishing up printing of the 2021 Arkansas Turkey Hunting Guidebook, which contains all regulations for this year’s hunt. The guidebooks will be distributed in the next week, but for those wanting a copy now, a digital download is available at www.agfc.com.
March 10, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — With the youth turkey hunt one month away and regular turkey season beginning nine days later, many hunters are dusting off their shotguns and brushing up on their calling. Seasoned veterans of the turkey woods also have their eyes glued to aerial images right now, looking for the most likely location for their next encounter with a longbeard.
Feb. 22, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas is still seeing an increased interest in hunting and angling, this time in the form of increases in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Wildlife Management Area turkey permit applications. This year saw 4,425 applicants for regular turkey hunting applications and 368 applicants for youth hunts on some WMAs, representing a 35 percent increase in both categories.
Feb. 3, 2021
FORT SMITH — The Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center will hold a special turkey hunting workshop where participants will learn to build their own turkey call at 5:30 p.m., Feb. 12. Thanks to some innovative thinking, you don’t have to be present to build.
Jan. 20, 2021
COLUMBUS — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Quail Forever are hosting special classes this February and March to teach landowners in southern Arkansas how to use fire to substantially improve wildlife habitat on their property.