AGFC wildlife officers featured on Arkansas Wildlife Podcast
March 1, 2023
Trey Reid, host of the AGFC’s Arkansas Wildlife television show and podcast joins AGFC Director Austin Booth to welcome two of the AGFC’s men in green.
Bush Named NWTF National Wildlife Officer of the Year
Feb. 22, 2023
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The National Wild Turkey Federation honored Arkansas Wildlife Officer 1st Class Audrey Bush with the National Wildlife Officer of the Year Award for her dedicated commitment to Arkansas’s natural resources. The award was presented to Bush this weekend at the 47th annual NWTF National Convention and Sport Show.
Wildlife fines provide $645,493 to support conservation education in schools
Feb. 22, 2023
LITTLE ROCK – Thanks to wildlife violation fines collected by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission Division of Rural Services has awarded grants totaling $645,493.22 to promote wildlife education and improve school conservation programs to 206 schools, school districts and conservation districts in 68 Arkansas counties.
AGFC officer prevents possible tragedy in swift-water rescue
Feb. 15, 2023
JONESBORO — A Boy Scout or police officer helping an elderly couple cross the road is one of the most wholesome images of Americana, but in a recent event along the Black River, it was much more of an emergency action.
AGFC Wildlife Officers honor veterans and families at Squirrel-a-palooza 2023
Feb. 8, 2023
MT IDA — On the last weekend of January, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers joined Warrior Hunts for its annual “Squirrel-a-palooza” hunt for veterans and their families. This was the seventh year in a row that the AGFC helped put on this hunt honoring our nation’s armed forces.
AGFC cleans up trash at Lake Wilhelmina
Jan. 25, 2023
MENA — AGFC staff and Polk County recently gave Lake Wilhelmina in Polk County a thorough cleaning after wildlife officers were informed of a growing trash problem accumulating around the 200-acre AGFC-owned lake.
Night hunter’s poaching results in seven-year suspension
Dec. 21, 2022
BALD KNOB — Night hunting and hunting out of season can be some of the toughest crimes for wildlife officers to catch, often requiring many nights patrolling areas of poaching activity. One such patrol on Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge in August 2020 led to the arrest and successful prosecution of one of the worst cases of illegal hunting many officers of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have seen in years.