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.
105 teams set for AGFC’s Archery in the Schools State Championship
Feb. 15, 2023
LITTLE ROCK — Thousands of young archers throughout The Natural State took their places at the firing line last weekend to compete in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Archery in the Schools regional qualifying tournaments. At the close of competition, 105 teams were chosen to compete in this year’s state championship event, which will be held at Bank OZK Arena in Hot Springs, March 3-4.
Visit the AGFC and AGFF at the 33rd Annual Big Buck Classic
Jan. 18, 2023
LITTLE ROCK — Be sure to visit the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation at this year’s 33rd Annual Relyance Bank Arkansas Big Buck Classic Jan. 27-29 at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds.
Big Squirrel Challenge returns to Arkansas
Jan. 4, 2023
LITTLE ROCK — Deer seasons may be winding down in Arkansas, but don’t put away the hunting gear just yet. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is hosting the second annual Big Squirrel Challenge statewide Jan. 13-14.
Buyer’s guide for first-time hunting firearms
Nov. 30, 2022
LITTLE ROCK — Black Friday sale flyers have been circulating for weeks, and many sporting goods stores are dropping prices like a rock on rifles and shotguns people will be purchasing for youth hunters and adults who recently discovered how much fun hunting can be. But trying to muddle through all the calibers, gauges, actions and accessories can be a true endurance test to people who are not in the know about the latest and greatest firearms choices.
Introduce a new hunter during Saturday’s Youth and Veteran’s duck hunt
Nov. 30, 2022
LITTLE ROCK — Even though duck season is on pause for most hunters, there’s still a great way to get some use out of your waders and calls during the Special Youth and Active Duty Military and Veteran Waterfowl hunts Dec. 3.
Arkansas youth hunters take more than 9,000 deer in two-day hunt
Nov. 16, 2022
LITTLE ROCK — According to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s online harvest totals, hunters aged 6 to 15 checked 9,153 deer during the annual youth modern gun deer hunt Nov. 5-6.