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Additional dove fields planned for Labor Day Weekend

Aug. 16, 2023

LITTLE ROCK —For the last seven years, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has cranked the excitement to Labor Day Weekend by adding a few special draw hunts on managed dove fields. The application window for those hunts is closed and applicants can visit and click the "Special Hunt Application Status" tab to see their results. If you weren’t lucky in the draw, you can still make your own luck by checking out one of the other opening day opportunities being prepared by AGFC staff for dove season.

Leftover WMA Deer Hunt Permit sale August 4

Aug. 2, 2023

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will sell 106 WMA Deer Hunt Permits that were left over after this year’s application and draw period this week. Permits will be available for purchase beginning 8 a.m., Friday, Aug. 4.

AGFC adds 4,706 acres of public hunting opportunity; Gov. Sanders proclaims Free Fishing Weekend in Arkansas

May 19, 2023

MOUNTAIN HOME — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission formally adopted regulations Thursday that will add 4,706 acres of public hunting opportunity in The Natural State beginning with the 2023-24 hunting seasons. The announcement was one of many high points in a special series of meetings and events in north Arkansas during the last three days.

Rare Mississippi River management area offers isolated experience for explorers at heart

April 26, 2023

HELENA —  A trip to Buck Island Wildlife Management Area may take a little extra effort, but it offers an unspoiled view of the Mississippi River few have the pleasure of experiencing. The 1,510-acre island in the Mississippi River just north of Helena River Park is accessible only by boat and is an excellent point for advanced paddlers to begin the journey to Freddie Black Choctaw Island WMA 106 river miles south along the Lower Mississippi River Water Trail.

AGFC puts $175,000 toward repairs at Jack Cox Scatter Creek Shooting Range

March 30, 2023

PARAGOULD – Jack Cox Scatter Creek Shooting Range, located within the W.E. Brewer Scatter Creek Wildlife Management Area northwest of here, is temporarily closed for needed repair work.

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.

Applications to hunt turkeys on some AGFC areas available Jan. 15

Jan. 11, 2023

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will accept applications Jan. 15-Feb. 15 from hunters who want to hunt on many wildlife management areas during the 2023 Arkansas turkey season.