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Youths learn gun safety, outdoors appreciation in mentored hunt

Jan. 19, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – Randy Douglas treasures the memories of his first exposure to hunting and fishing, beginning around the age of 7, and he’s been determined to pay that back to today’s youths. Douglas hosted 10 fledgling outdoors participants, during the weekend of the November Arkansas youth deer hunt.  Two of whom had won spots for the hunt through The Big Catch, a community fishing event held twice a year in Little Rock. This year, Douglas followed that up on Jan. 1-2 by taking three more young hunters and families to learn about hunting and the outdoors.

Duck calls that won’t scare the decoys

Dec. 15, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Most groups of waterfowl hunters will automatically yield to one or two callers who have the experience and knack for reading the birds and knowing exactly what sounds will give the best odds at drawing them in for a closer look at your decoys. But for beginners, sitting still in the blind just waiting for someone to call the shot can get as stale as a local duck in mid-December. Here are a couple of nearly failsafe options to hand to the greenhorns when chasing greenheads.

Memorialize their first outdoors adventure with a first duck, first deer certificates from AGFC

Dec. 1, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – Want to memorialize those unforgettable first Arkansas hunting and moments? The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has a special way to say, “Welcome to the hunting community,” with customizable certificates that can be given to a person for their first success in the field.

Commission pursues opportunity with ASU to expand Cypress Bayou Wildlife Management Area

June 17, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission voted unanimously at today’s meeting to authorize the agency’s director to enter into a 10-year cooperative agreement with Arkansas State University to manage a 160-acre tract bordering Cypress Bayou WMA in White County and allow public hunting access to that property under the current regulations of the wildlife management area.

Westside Seniors, Corning Juniors win shooting sports state titles

June 9, 2021

Program championship to the traditionally strong trap-shooting club in the northeast part of the state with a convincing win in last Saturday’s title match, outshooting rival and top-seed Harrisburg Team 2 by 10 clays at the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation’s Jacksonville Shooting Sports Complex.

Shooting Sports championships will be determined Friday, Saturday

June 2, 2021

JACKSONVILLE – Harrisburg’s Trap Team, which was four shots from perfection during its winning performance in the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program’s East Region Senior Tournament on May 1, will go into the AYSSP’s State Championship this Saturday as one of four top seeds and, based on that May 1 showing, the heavy favorite to win the championship.

Nashville takes control at AYSSP South Regional tournament

May 25, 2021

JACKSONVILLE – Nashville continued its winning ways at the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program South Region tournament Saturday at the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Jacksonville Shooting Sports Complex. Scrapper Senior 1 posted an impressive 231 of 250 to take first place in the senior division.