Get your deer tested for CWD and win a lifetime of hunting and fishing

Get your deer tested for CWD and win a lifetime of hunting and fishing

LITTLE ROCK — Getting your deer tested for chronic wasting disease not only is free through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, it might even land you a free hunting and fishing for life. Thanks to a donation from the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, every Arkansas resident who has their harvested deer tested for…

35th Annual Buck Fever Festival this Weekend

35th Annual Buck Fever Festival this Weekend

Banks, Ark — As the leaves change, hunters descend upon Banks for our favorite time of the year. On Saturday, November 13th, our vendor market will open at 10:00 am selling a variety of items including wooden artwork, welcome signs, home decor, antiques, custom t-shirts, flannel shirts, jewelry, epoxy cups, and sublimation cups. Sweet and…

Harold’s Processing holds ribbon cutting Friday in Warren

Harold’s Processing holds ribbon cutting Friday in Warren

Bradley County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting ceremony for Harold’s Processing, 1826 1/2 W. Pine, Warren, on Friday. Owner is Daniel “Peanut” Robinson and the business was named after his father, the late Harold Robinson. It is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday through Saturday and offers deer, cattle and farm-raised…

What is your knowledge of Anaplasmosis?

What is your knowledge of Anaplasmosis?

The University of Arkansas is currently conducting a survey on cattle producer awareness of anaplasmosis risk and transmission to livestock in Arkansas. Anaplasmosis turns an animal’s immune system against itself, destroying both healthy and infected red blood cells, which can starve the animal of oxygen.  In some cases, anaplasmosis can cause calves to be aborted…

Arkansas Conservation license plate unveiled

Arkansas Conservation license plate unveiled

LITTLE ROCK — A colorful longear sunfish will be featured on next year’s Arkansas Conservation License Plate, as announced at today’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.  The plate, designed by AGFC Graphic Artist Greta James, showcases the color of one of Arkansas’s most charismatic and often overlooked species of gamefish. …

Bird bands continue contributions to waterfowl conservation

Bird bands continue contributions to waterfowl conservation

CALION — When you harvest a wood duck wearing a band around its leg and report it, you’re helping biologists gather critical data needed to make waterfowl management decisions in Arkansas. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission bands hundreds of wood ducks across the state each year. This year, biologists and other staff trapped 460…

Explore autumn colors and adventures in The Natural State

Explore autumn colors and adventures in The Natural State

Autumn in Arkansas is a great time to get outside and search for beautiful fall color. Arkansas State Parks and the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission’s natural areas are great places to experience the fall season no matter your activity level or interests. ANHC’s natural areas are specifically set aside to preserve, and sometimes restore, species…

Meetings scheduled to provide details on duck season water level and forest management changes

Meetings scheduled to provide details on duck season water level and forest management changes

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a series of public meetings in October and November to explain recently announced changes to some of Arkansas’s most popular duck-hunting areas. The meetings will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the following dates at these locations: Oct. 26 — White County…

Arkansas alligator season ends with 161 successful hunters

Arkansas alligator season ends with 161 successful hunters

MONTICELLO — The 15th annual Arkansas alligator season came to a close early Monday morning with a nearly full ticket. Hunters harvested 161 alligators during this year’s two-weekend season.  The harvest falls short of last year’s 174-alligator record, but that was primarily by design. This year’s quota on private land was reduced to continue managing…

AGFC begins major hatchery renovation in northeast Arkansas

AGFC begins major hatchery renovation in northeast Arkansas

MAMMOTH SPRING — Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners yesterday celebrated a successful partnership with trout anglers to begin a major renovation to the Jim Hinkle Spring River Fish Hatchery today in Fulton County. The hatchery is the only state-owned fish hatchery in Arkansas devoted to the production of trout. The hatchery, which was originally built…