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Box call an Arkansas original

April 4, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Most turkey hunters wouldn't set foot in the woods without their trusty box call, but most don't know it was invented right here in Arkansas.

Leave the calls behind when scouting for public land longbeards

March 21, 2018

FORT SMITH – Gobblers already are beginning to loosen up their vocal chords, and many hunters are having a hard time playing the waiting game until April 9. If you want to hear that tom gobble and head to your set on opening morning, you have to exercise a little patience. According to a veteran with more than 35 years under his turkey vest, stomping around in the woods now can be one of the worst things you can do if you’re going to see a bird when it matters.

Leftover WMA turkey hunt permits available online March 12

March 7, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – If you didn’t draw a wildlife management area turkey hunt permit during the regular drawing, there’s still a chance to get a spot to hunt some of Arkansas’s most popular WMAs. All leftover permits will be available at www.agfc.com on a first-come, first-served online sale beginning 8 a.m., March 12.

Applications for hunting turkeys on Arkansas WMAs available Jan. 15

Jan. 10, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – Turkey season may open at the beginning of April, but now is the time to begin your planning for a successful season. One of the best ways to be successful on public land is to apply for one of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s wildlife management area turkey hunt permits beginning Jan. 15. 

Hunter observations can help complete wildlife management puzzle

Sept. 6, 2017

Deer hunters can use their smartphones in order to assist the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission with wildlife management efforts. The AGFC’s free Deer Hunting Observation Survey is part of the AGFC app that can be downloaded to either Apple or android smartphones.  This mobile survey quickly allows hunters to record sightings of game species such as deer, bear, quail, turkey, and furbearers and also nongame species such as feral hogs while hunting.

Turkey harvest sees slight dip from last year

May 3, 2017

Turkey hunters in The Natural State checked 10,066 birds during the recently concluded season in April. This year’s season featured 16 days for all hunters and two more days at the front end of the season for the annual statewide youth turkey hunt. The regular season also features an earlier start, by five days, from the 2016 season, but leaving no quiet period between the end of the youth hunt and the beginning of the regular season.