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Birders benefit from waterfowl habitat program

Feb. 9, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Duck hunters aren’t the only people who know and appreciate the soul-stirring sight of thousands of ducks, geese and other migratory birds descending on open fields in the Arkansas Delta. Each year, birders and other wildlife-watching enthusiasts flock to wetlands during winter to catch a glimpse of these birds as they make their annual trip between nesting grounds in the North and warmer breeding grounds below the frost belt. And thanks to the habitat offered by waterfowl-focused programs in Arkansas, these birdwatchers have more than 3,800-acres of private land to enjoy their passion through the end of winter.

AGFC Commissioner Meeting Notice

Jan. 28, 2022

You are hereby notified that Commissioners of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will meet on the following date and times to consider any business that may be brought before the Commission. Unless otherwise stated, meetings will be held at the AGFC offices, 2 Natural Resources Dr. in Little Rock.

Chase ducks all day on WMAs Jan. 31

Jan. 26, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — As the end of the 2021-22 waterfowl hunting season begins to draw near, hunters are reminded that all-day waterfowl hunting on Arkansas Game and Fish Commission-owned wildlife management areas is allowed on the final day of the season: Monday, Jan. 31.

Barbellycoa tacos add Latin flavor to waterfowl

Jan. 19, 2022

STUTTGART — Greater White-fronted geese (AKA Specklebelly or Barbelly) are highly sought by waterfowl hunters because they are relatively easy to decoy, respond to calls, and provide table fare second only to sandhill crane in the waterfowling world. Although it is hard to beat a perfectly seared specklebelly breast, Arkansas’s long goose season provides ample opportunity to try various recipes, and who doesn’t love taco Tuesday? 

Duck calls that won’t scare the decoys

Dec. 15, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Most groups of waterfowl hunters will automatically yield to one or two callers who have the experience and knack for reading the birds and knowing exactly what sounds will give the best odds at drawing them in for a closer look at your decoys. But for beginners, sitting still in the blind just waiting for someone to call the shot can get as stale as a local duck in mid-December. Here are a couple of nearly failsafe options to hand to the greenhorns when chasing greenheads.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Dec. 1, 2021

Youths 15 and and under, active military and veterans have a duck hunt day in Arkansas all to themselves on Saturday, the first of two special hunt days for this season. Everyone else can be back in the duck woods on Dec. 11 for the second portion of the 60-day season.

Memorialize their first outdoors adventure with a first duck, first deer certificates from AGFC

Dec. 1, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – Want to memorialize those unforgettable first Arkansas hunting and moments? The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has a special way to say, “Welcome to the hunting community,” with customizable certificates that can be given to a person for their first success in the field.