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AGFC, Ducks Unlimited cook up new recipe for duck food at Dave Donaldson Black River WMA

Sept. 29, 2021

POCAHONTAS — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Ducks Unlimited recently put the finishing touches on a two-year renovation project at the Brookings Moist Soil Unit within Dave Donaldson Black River Wildlife Management Area in Northeast Arkansas. The project promises to substantially increase the amount of food able to be produced for waterfowl in the 151-acre complex of managed native vegetation.

AGFC adjusts water management to protect critical duck habitat

Sept. 2, 2021

LITTLE ROCK - Duck hunters visiting Arkansas’s famous waterfowl-focused public greentree reservoirs may see some changes on three of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s wildlife management areas this year.

AGFC airdrops habitat at Tri-County Lake

Sept. 1, 2021

FORDYCE — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission does dozens of habitat-enhancement projects at lakes throughout the state to boost angling opportunities, but a recent project at Mike Knoedl Tri-County Lake will offer added food and habitat for ducks as well as the fish that use this 280-acre Calhoun County reservoir. Millet was broadcast by airplane over roughly 100 acres of exposed shoreline to benefit waterfowl during their 2021-22 winter migration.

Early waterfowl seasons offer sample of hunting to come

Aug. 25, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – Hunters wanting an early taste of waterfowl action need to break out the shotguns and bug spray. Arkansas’s early Canada goose season kicks off Sept. 1, and the Sept. 15 teal season opener is just around the corner.

Check dove fields for bait before hunting

Aug. 25, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – Dove season opens September 4, and many hunters will gather at a field of a friend or family member to enjoy the kickoff to hunting season. Others will be paying to hunt a prepared field they found through social media postings or the corkboard at the local feed supply store. Regardless of the destination, now’s the time for a little extra legwork to make sure your hunting year doesn’t begin with a blunder. Be sure to check the field you plan to hunt now to ensure baiting has not taken place.

Renovation of Henry Gray Hurricane Lake WMA to begin

Aug. 4, 2021

BALD KNOB — Contractors with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will begin removing water-control structures on Henry Gray Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area to restore drainage to the Little Red River beginning next week. This is the first of many major renovations planned for greentree reservoirs in Arkansas that have helped make public duck hunting one of the state’s largest outdoor industries.

Annual hunting licenses expire June 30

June 30, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wants to remind all hunters that all annual hunting licenses expire June 30.