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Turtles taking to the streets; don’t box them in

July 3, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Turtles are on the move all over Arkansas, and many can be found alongside roads in rural and suburban areas thanks to a wet, relatively cool spring that created excellent foraging areas in ditches and grassy areas beside the hustle of daily traffic. Many turtles are finishing up their annual breeding and egg-laying cycles, which also puts them on the move.

Commission approves new turtle harvest regulations

Nov. 15, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved new regulations today to regulate and more closely monitor the commercial harvest of aquatic turtles in Arkansas.

Watch the November 15, 2018 Commission Meeting

Nov. 15, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - The November 15, 2018 meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is available on YouTube.

Commission denies petition to close turtle harvest

Oct. 18, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission voted today to formally deny the petition of a complete closure on turtle harvest and heard the first reading of six new regulations changes aimed at managing the commercial harvest of turtles in the state.