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WRICE program fields still offering benefits for waterfowl, birdwatchers and wildlife viewers

Feb. 17, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — There’s still time to enjoy one of the many private-land locations reserved throughout the state through the  Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Wildlife Management Division’s Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement Program, you’ll just need to switch from the shotgun to binoculars, spotting scope and camera. Until February 28, people interested in viewing wildlife on any of the WRICE program locations may do so without any special permits or permissions.

New waterfowl hunting opportunities through online drawing

Nov. 12, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will accept applications for special permit hunts during the opening weekend of waterfowl season from Thursday, Nov. 12 through Sunday, Nov. 15. These weekly drawings will continue throughout the 2020-21 Arkansas waterfowl season.

Apply for a specklebelly hunt on private land

Nov. 4, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Hunting opportunities on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s newly expanded Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement program will officially begin with white-fronted goose opportunities on Nov. 14-15. Applications for these draw hunt opportunities on private rice fields will be accepted Nov. 5-8.

Commission passes new recreational and commercial fishing regulations in Arkansas

Oct. 15, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously voted at today’s regularly scheduled meeting to approve new changes to Arkansas’s regulations on recreational fishing, commercial fishing and aquaculture.

Commission hears updates on waterfowl populations heading into duck season

Nov. 21, 2019

STUTTGART – Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners heard reports on the AGFC’s wetlands and waterfowl management programs at today’s scheduled meeting in Stuttgart. The timing of the subjects was on point as the meeting was sandwiched between the Commission’s Stuttgart Town Hall Meeting, where waterfowl were a key focus of the public, and the opening of duck season in The Natural State.

Green’s habitat studies on greentree reservoir issues earn Dunklin Award

April 3, 2019

LITTLE ROCK –Lorne Green’s work with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission greentree reservoirs through forest management earned the Warren native the George H. Dunklin Jr. Arkansas Waterfowl and Wetland Management Award, presented at the AGFC’s monthly commission meeting in March.

Arkansas dinner table set for early migrating ducks

Sept. 19, 2018

JONESBORO - Blue-winged teal and other early migrants are beginning their annual trek south, and nearly all of the moist-soil units managed to produce food on Arkansas public land are in excellent condition to welcome them. A recent report showed outstanding crops of native vegetation as well as excellent stands of millet cover crops in units where moist-soil plants were slow to develop or knocked back to encourage better growth next year.