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Arkansas hunting injuries hit 13-year low

Sept. 6, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — According to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s recently released “2023 Hunting Incident Report,” Arkansas hunters last year reported the fewest number of hunting accidents requiring medical attention since 2010. Sixteen incidents were recorded, including two resulting in fatalities.

2023 Arkansas duck stamp unveiled

Aug. 30, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — The 2023 Arkansas duck stamp was unveiled Aug. 26 during the 32nd annual Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame Banquet. The unveiling was witnessed by a record-breaking crowd of 1,800 gathered at the Little Rock Convention Center.

Duck numbers drop in breeding grounds

Aug. 23, 2023

LITTLE ROCK – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released its report on the 2023 Waterfowl Population Status late last week, and the numbers of ducks slid from 2022’s estimate, with drop attributed to extremely dry habitat conditions on the breeding grounds of Canada and the northernmost U.S.

Hunting dog care featured on Arkansas Wildlife Podcast

Aug. 16, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Wildlife Host Trey Reid with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission spent some time at the recent Delta Waterfowl Duck Hunters Expo digging up details on how hunters can take better care of their best hunting partner. Visit with Reid and  sporting dog veterinarian Jonathan Bradshaw to learn how to make sure your dog is ready for this hunting season.

AGFC takes to the air for Millwood waterfowl habitat

Aug. 9, 2023

SARATOGA - Thanks to a partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwest Arkansas Water District and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, waterfowl migrating through the southwestern corner of the state will have hundreds of acres of prime habitat waiting on them, all of it delivered by special air delivery.

Biologists band together to monitor Arkansas’s Canada goose population

Aug. 2, 2023

ROGERS — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists teamed up in late June with several partners in northwest Arkansas, including the Army Corps of Engineers, Beaver Watershed Alliance and Northwest Arkansas Land Trust to herd and band roughly 280 Canada geese that had taken up residence on Beaver Lake.

Nonresident hunters should check twice for new permits when renewing licenses

July 19, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — Every July, many Arkansas hunters make it a point to renew their hunting licenses to ensure they’re legal and ready for the next year of enjoying all The Natural State has to offer. This year, nonresidents also may have to purchase a few additional permits if they plan to engage in a few of the state’s calling card hunts.