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Haying your pasture with an eye for wildlife

June 10, 2020

CALICO ROCK — With all the spring rains, most landowners are ready to hit the field to cut hay. There are a few things to consider this year before you get on that tractor.

Flames, thinning renew Devil’s Eyebrow

May 20, 2020

ROGERS — A partnership between the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, plus a healthy dose of fire, has reinvigorated one of Arkansas’s rarest habitats atop the rugged Ozark hills bordering Beaver Lake.

Arkansas River flooding only temporary inconvenience to displaced wildlife

May 24, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Plenty of warnings have gone out for people to stay clear of the rising water on the Arkansas River during the predicted flood, but what about the wildlife? How is the flood going to impact them, and what can people living near the affected area do to help? Give them their space and let them move on. 
 

Mississippi discovers first case of chronic wasting disease

Feb. 14, 2018

VICKSBURG – A tissue sample collected Jan. 25 from a free-ranging white-tailed deer in extreme southern Issaquena County, Mississippi, returned the first known positive test of chronic wasting disease in the state.

AGFC officer apprehends robbery, murder suspect

Oct. 18, 2017

A keen eye and experience came together for Sgt. Jay Thomas, a wildlife officer with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, in Sunday’s apprehension of a robbery suspect in Brinkley who has been linked to a murder committed Sunday morning in Forrest City.
 

Ten new wildlife officers join AGFC enforcement efforts

Oct. 6, 2017

Ten new faces will be joining the ranks of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers this fall. The latest class of wildlife officer cadets celebrated graduation from the AGFC’s training program today at Antioch Baptist Church in Conway.