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Arkansas Wildlife Magazine

November/December 2023 Articles

Lucky Hunters May Win Valuable Licenses

Deer hunters who help the AGFC monitor chronic wasting disease are eligible to win one of two $1,000 resident sportsman’s lifetime combo licenses. By Randy Zellers.

Homemade Baits Produce Big Results

A 10-year-old catching a big bass is a story that warms the heart but in this case, it’s not so much the size of the fish as it is the fishing method that’s interesting. By Jeff Williams.

Leach Migrates South to New Post

Brett Leach stepped into the AGFC’s waterfowl program coordinator position while he was studying for his master’s degree at the University of Missouri. By Jim Harris.

Alligator Haul Sets Record

With more hunting tags available, the 2023 Arkansas alligator hunting season set a record — 202 gators were taken. By Jeff Williams and Randy Zellers.

AGFC Eyes Shooting Sports Goal

Grant Tomlin, the AGFC’s new Shooting Sports Division chief, plans to build and update recreational shooting facilities across the state in coming years. By Jim Harris.

Squirrel Dishes Draw Crowd

The World Champion Squirrel Cook Off’s jump to the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center in Springdale appeared to be a big hit. By Jeff Williams.

Laird Steps Into Swirling Water

Tommy Laird, a 33-year AGFC veteran, finds himself in the middle of four major capital improvement projects as new chief of the Fisheries Division. By Jim Harris.

Arkansas Record Fish

Every once in a while it’s fun to check in on where and when the state’s largest bluegill or brook trout or channel catfish was caught — this list has them all.


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