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Holland Bottoms’ rest area important for ducks and area hunters

Jan. 25, 2023

JACKSONVILLE – A small triangle of land totaling about 90 acres, Lake Pickthorne Waterfowl Rest Area inside Holland Bottoms Wildlife Management Area, plays a huge role in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s moist-soil wetland habitat program.

Arkansas aerial waterfowl surveys top 4-year trend

Jan. 11, 2023

According to the annual midwinter waterfowl survey, the number of mallards in the Delta region of Arkansas hit a four-year high during aerial observations conducted in early January.

Last-second shot 16 years in the making

Dec. 14, 2022

Waterfowler shares amazing history of wise old pintail

Waterfowl hunters spend a few moments now and then scrolling through photos in a smartphone or sifting through pictures of duck camp, reflecting on cold mornings and warm memories. Robbie Morphew has an even better reminder of a once-in-a-lifetime experience wrapped around a lanyard that holds his duck calls.

Catch some ‘shot talk’ on Arkansas Wildlife Podcast

Dec. 7, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Trey Reid and the rest of the Arkansas Wildlife Podcast crew caught up with waterfowl photographer Lee Kjos at last summer’s Delta Waterfowl Hunters Expo in Little Rock and had a great discussion on the number one way duck hunters can contribute to waterfowl conservation every hunt.

Hunters urged to clean, drain and dry during duck season

Nov. 30, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – When the second segment of waterfowl season opens Dec. 10, hunters are hoping to have more water to spread out in search of mallards and memories. Before moving their boats to new areas, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission strongly urges all hunters to closely inspect their boats, trailers and hunting equipment for vegetation and other invasive stowaways that could spread to new areas and destroy wildlife habitat.

Introduce a new hunter during Saturday’s Youth and Veteran’s duck hunt

Nov. 30, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Even though duck season is on pause for most hunters, there’s still a great way to get some use out of your waders and calls during the Special Youth and Active Duty Military and Veteran Waterfowl hunts Dec. 3.

Improvements to drainage at Dave Donaldson Black River WMA continue

Nov. 23, 2022

DELAPLAINE — As part of its ongoing efforts to improve habitat quality for migrating waterfowl on public land, contractors with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will continue mulching of woody vegetation and debris within Dave Donaldson Black River Wildlife Management Area in northeastern Arkansas during 2022 waterfowl season.