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.
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.