Buyer’s guide for first-time hunting firearms
Nov. 30, 2022
LITTLE ROCK — Black Friday sale flyers have been circulating for weeks, and many sporting goods stores are dropping prices like a rock on rifles and shotguns people will be purchasing for youth hunters and adults who recently discovered how much fun hunting can be. But trying to muddle through all the calibers, gauges, actions and accessories can be a true endurance test to people who are not in the know about the latest and greatest firearms choices.
South Arkansas Natural Areas offer veterans deer hunts Nov. 12-13
Nov. 2, 2022
WARREN – Bradley County in southern Arkansas has been renowned for years for the private land hunting and quality deer available to hunters. The public has access to significant acreage and deer as well in the form of Warren Prairie Natural Area Wildlife Management Area, east of the city and the Saline River. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission manages the wildlife on more than 6,200 acres through an agreement with the owner, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission. A 40-acre parcel of the natural area is owned by The Nature Conservancy-Arkansas and 606 acres are controlled by divided interests.
Wild Science Webinar: August 2022 - Family and Community Fishing Program and Keeping Track of Wild Turkeys in Arkansas
Aug. 4, 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. In this month's webinar, Maurice Jackson, Family and Community Fishing Program Coordinator, will present "Family and Community Fishing Program: A Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation (R3) Approach to the Outdoors" and Jeremy Wood, Turkey Program Coordinator, will present "Keeping Track of Wild Turkeys in Arkansas".
Help guide future habitat work for Arkansas’s quail and turkey populations
Aug. 3, 2022
The break in triple-digit temperatures may inspire many outdoors enthusiasts to pick up their hiking, cycling and camping adventures, and many hunters’ minds already are centered around improvements they can make in their favorite hunting location or scouting a new piece of public land for fall. If you happen to scare up a covey of quail or see a turkey during your adventures, the AGFC wants to know.
Report your local turkey hatch to the AGFC
June 8, 2022
LITTLE ROCK — It’s been one month since turkey hunters hung up the slate-and-peg or trusty box call in pursuit of one of the most addicting game species Arkansas has to offer, but that doesn’t mean it’s time out for turkeys at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. In fact, now is the perfect time to help biologists with the AGFC keep tabs on this year’s reproduction by participating in the annual Wild Turkey and Northern Bobwhite Population Survey.
Arkansas turkey harvest inches up
May 18, 2022
LITTLE ROCK — Natural State turkey hunters saw an uptick in checked birds during this spring’s three-week turkey hunting season, which ran from April 18 to May 8. Hunters checked 7,578 turkeys, an 8 percent increase from last year’s 7,013-bird total.
Avoid these mistakes in the turkey woods
April 6, 2022
LITTLE ROCK — Col. Brad Young isn’t just chief of law enforcement for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, he’s a dyed-in-the-wool hunter who was introduced to the turkey woods by his grandfather when he was 7 years old. During more than 30 years in the turkey woods, he’s learned quite a few tricks through trial-and-error, and has seen many face frustration when they wear a turkey vest for the first time. While he’s not about to give up the goods on his favorite turkey hunting locations, Young does have some great advice for everyone as we begin to see people heading to the woods in search of their first Arkansas gobbler.