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Tips to liven up this year’s youth turkey hunt

March 31, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — With the 2021 youth hunt less than two weeks away, many mentors are already pacing the floor trying to figure out how they are going to get their little hunter on a bird on opening day. Here are a few tips from three of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s bird-obsessed biologists and staff to flatten the learning curve and make lifelong memories.

Youth Shooting Sports Program goes live again with regional, state tournaments

March 17, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – With so many events being staged “virtually” these days because of precautions centering around the spread of coronavirus, the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program and its coordinator, Jimmy Self, were recently given some good news: live tournaments are back on.

Virtual archery state championships host 96 teams across Arkansas

March 3, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Social-distancing requirements may have prevented the typical scene at Bank OZK Arena in Hot Springs for this year’s Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program State Championships, but schools from across the state still are competing to see who is the best at Olympic-style archery this week.

All-day waterfowl hunting open on WMAs Jan. 31

Jan. 25, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Duck hunters looking for a shot to finish the season on a high note will have one day to enjoy all-day hunting on all Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management areas this year. On Jan. 31, duck hunters may hunt WMAs from 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset to wrap up Arkansas’s regular duck season.

First youth and veteran waterfowl hunt of Arkansas’s 2020-21 season Saturday

Dec. 2, 2020

LITTLE ROCK - The ducks have a brief rest between the segments of hunting season, but on Saturday, the first of two youth and veteran waterfowl hunts will have hunters back in the woods in search of Arkansas’s premiere game species. This year’s Special Active Duty Military and Veteran Waterfowl Hunt will again take place alongside Arkansas’s Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt Dec. 5, 2020, and Feb. 6, 2021.

Arkansas youth deer hunt Nov. 7-8

Nov. 4, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The kickoff to modern gun season is less than two weeks away, but hunters under 16 will get an early crack at a deer this weekend during the Arkansas modern gun youth deer hunt.

Youth fishing clubs can earn funding through AGFC habitat awards program

Sept. 30, 2020

HOT SPRINGS — With schools back in session and summer fishing tournaments beginning to wane, many youth fishing organizations are looking for ways to keep everyone’s thoughts on the water. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has a special award available that’s a great way to keep youth engaged in the outdoors and offers them a way to earn a few dollars for their fishing club.