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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.

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.

Get a duck’s eye view of wetland habitat going into opening weekend

Nov. 16, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — With the latest round of wintry weather blowing through Arkansas, duck hunters are getting antsy for opening morning this Saturday. Let the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission stoke that fire a little more by subscribing to the Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Waterfowl Report.

Ed Gordon Point Remove WMA Flying High into Waterfowl Season

Oct. 26, 2022

BLACKWELL – Residents near Ed Gordon Point Remove Wildlife Management Area might have noticed all the airplanes flying around the last two days of September. Several crop dusters, contracted by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission were flying nearly nonstop to deliver fertilizer and lime to 350 acres of the WMA’s moist-soil units.

WMA named after Arkansas conservationist Kirk Dupps

Oct. 19, 2022

ROGERS - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission honored one of its former commissioners by adding Kirk Dupps’ name to Northwest Arkansas’s Beaver Lake Wildlife Management Area adjoining Devil’s Eyebrow Natural Area. The unanimous vote to recognize Dupps with this honor was held in a special meeting Oct. 5. The official announcement was held at Tuesday’s special Night of Conservation event held in Garfield with Dupps and family present.

Renovation complete on Nimmo Access to Little Red River

Oct. 12, 2022

SEARCY – The construction of a new boat ramp on the Little Red River near Henry Gray Hurricane Lake WMA was completed Sept. 20 and is now open for use in this popular fishing and hunting area in north-central Arkansas.

Glaise Creek restoration work closes road to Big Hurricane Lake

Sept. 28, 2022

BALD KNOB – The road leading to Big Hurricane Lake in the Henry Gray Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area was closed Tuesday, Sept. 27, and will not reopen until completion of work on a new Glaise Creek water-control structure. The structure is essential to renovating bottomland hardwood forests within the WMA, which saw substantial die-offs beginning in 2018.