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Arkansas River Trail Refresh

Sept. 21, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — Hikers, cyclists and other outdoors enthusiasts in central Arkansas may notice a few changes along their favorite path from Two Rivers Park in Little Rock to downtown North Little Rock. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission recently completed updating 13 signs along the Arkansas RiverTrail to freshen up the artwork and ensure all information on the signs is up-to-date.

AGFC adds fun info for paddlers and anglers at Lyle Park

Sept. 4, 2023

BENTON — The AGFC’s Watchable Wildlife Program finished installing signs at the newly remodeled Lyle Park Access to the Saline River in Benton last week, and cooler weather on the horizon may be just the reason to make a visit.

Departee Creek diversity surprises hunters and birdwatchers

Aug. 23, 2023

BRADFORD – Henry Gray Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area nearby is far more renowned, and vastly larger, but there are three tracts of land just to the north in White County that make up Departee Creek WMA, which punches well beyond its weight in terms of wildlife opportunities.

Hole-y mole-y!

July 12, 2023

Biologists looking for sightings of Arkansas’s least ‘watchable’ wildlife species

LITTLE ROCK — If you look on iNaturalist, you’ll find all sorts of surveys where people can record sightings of their favorite wildlife species to help with projects conducted by researchers and biologists around the world. One such study, Moles of Arkansas, may require a little more digging, as it is asking participants to record sightings of eastern moles in The Natural State.

Rare Mississippi River management area offers isolated experience for explorers at heart

April 26, 2023

HELENA —  A trip to Buck Island Wildlife Management Area may take a little extra effort, but it offers an unspoiled view of the Mississippi River few have the pleasure of experiencing. The 1,510-acre island in the Mississippi River just north of Helena River Park is accessible only by boat and is an excellent point for advanced paddlers to begin the journey to Freddie Black Choctaw Island WMA 106 river miles south along the Lower Mississippi River Water Trail.

Natural State fox at home in gray areas of habitat

April 12, 2023

Mention seeing a fox in the woods of Arkansas and most people will immediately think of a red animal with a white-tipped tail they’ve seen in depictions of European fox hunts or from animated films. The red fox is definitely at home in The Natural State, but another native fox species calls Arkansas home, and it may be even craftier than its ginger canid cousin.

Wild Science Webinar: April 2023 - Surveying Wildlife Viewers and Using Tech to Modernize Fishing Efforts

April 7, 2023

The Wild Science Webinar is a monthly series featuring Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff presenting research and projects about Arkansas fish and wildlife. Kirsten Bartlow, Watchable Wildlife Coordinator, will present "Surveying Wildlife Viewers in Arkansas". Nick Feltz, District 10 Fisheries Management Biologist, will present "Using Technology to Modernize Estimating Fishing Effort".