Rescheduled wildlife rehabilitation workshop in Northwest Arkansas

Rescheduled wildlife rehabilitation workshop in Northwest Arkansas

SPRINGDALE — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will host a free one-day workshop for anyone interested in learning about wildlife rehabilitation and the rules concerning rehabilitating native animals in Arkansas at 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May 21 at the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center. This workshop was originally planned for February…

Find every AGFC fish attractor with your phone or fishfinder

Find every AGFC fish attractor with your phone or fishfinder

LITTLE ROCK — Last month Jon Stein, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fisheries biologist in northwest Arkansas, had the opportunity to present to AGFC commissioners and the public the highlights from the latest large-scale habitat project at Beaver Lake. Biologists created 145 new fish attractor locations during the project, but it’s only the tip of…

Bowhunting opportunity for dinosaurs and sasquatch coming to AGFC archery range

Bowhunting opportunity for dinosaurs and sasquatch coming to AGFC archery range

CONWAY – Archery buffs throughout Arkansas are invited to take their shot at some of the most interesting targets and challenging situations offered in the bowhunting world at the R100 being held at the Camp Robinson Special Use Area archery ranges May 13-15. The archery ranges are at 331 Clinton Road in Conway. The R100…

17,800 trees given away during Arkansas Department of Agriculture “Free Tree Fridays” campaign

17,800 trees given away during Arkansas Department of Agriculture “Free Tree Fridays” campaign

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s second annual “Free Tree Fridays” campaign resulted in the distribution of 17,800 trees during 36 events held across the state each Friday from March 18 through April 29. The events were hosted by the Department of Agriculture’s Forestry Division in honor of National Arbor Day, which is…

Tagged catfish are being stocked around the state

Tagged catfish are being stocked around the state

LITTLE ROCK – Thousands of channel catfish from Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hatcheries are being stocked at several locations around the state, and a select few carry a “bonus prize” if you catch them. Each of Arkansas’s Family and Community Fishing Program stocking locations have catfish wearing a brightly colored tag just behind their…

Apply for an Arkansas elk hunting permit beginning May 1

Apply for an Arkansas elk hunting permit beginning May 1

LITTLE ROCK – The application period for Arkansas’s public land elk hunting permits is open from 8 a.m., May 1 until 11:59 p.m. June 1. Hunters interested in pursuing Arkansas’s largest big-game animal can apply beginning May 1 at https://ar-web.s3licensing.com and select the Special Hunt Applications button to begin the process. Eighteen public land elk…

Great Outdoors Youth Day set for May 7 at the County Park

Great Outdoors Youth Day set for May 7 at the County Park

The Bradley County Cooperative Extension service, in partnership with the Calhoun and Dallas County Extension Services, will host The Great Outdoors Youth Day May 7, 2022 at the Bradley County Park in Warren. The event is for all youth ages five to fourteen years old. Parents are also encouraged to attend. 9:00 a.m. – Registration…

Public bear surveys can help bear conservation in Arkansas

Public bear surveys can help bear conservation in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is proposing to expand bear-hunting opportunities in The Natural State, and the public can help biologists fill some critical data on the species, thanks to the social media site iNaturalist. Anyone who sees black bears while enjoying the outdoors in Arkansas is encouraged to log the…

Ozark Society documentary celebrates Buffalo River

Ozark Society documentary celebrates Buffalo River

LITTLE ROCK – The Central Arkansas Library System and the Ozark Society will present a free showing of First River: How Arkansas Saved a National Treasure, a new documentary directed by Michelle West in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Buffalo River’s designation as the country’s first national river, at CALS Ron Robinson Theater…

Arkansas 4-H offers 2 camps to introduce youngsters to overnight camping — with parent or guardian

Arkansas 4-H offers 2 camps to introduce youngsters to overnight camping — with parent or guardian

FERNDALE, Ark. — The Arkansas 4-H program is offering three-day camps meant to introduce children as young as 5 to the joys of camping — along with their parent or guardian. These camps are open to both Arkansas 4-H members and non-members: State Camp which has two sessions from July 7-9 and July 10-12. Cloverbud…

AGFC discusses habitat and healthy conservation future at UAM held event

AGFC discusses habitat and healthy conservation future at UAM held event

MONTICELLO, Ark. – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Director Austin Booth, at last week’s commission meeting, held at the University of Arkansas Monticello, shared some recent highlights of AGFC’s wildlife management, fisheries and education efforts. “AGFC private lands biologists conducted 69 site visits during the last month,” Booth said. “These 69 landowners represented over 44,000…

AGFC biologists win awards for Florida bass research in Hot Springs area lakes

AGFC biologists win awards for Florida bass research in Hot Springs area lakes

HOT SPRINGS — In the world of bass fishing, all eyes are on Florida, well at least Florida largemouth bass. Biologists from Arkansas, however, claimed this year’s Jack Dequine Award for Fisheries Outstanding Technical Paper for work about how these Sunshine State fish have fared in two Natural State reservoirs. Sean Lusk and Chris Middaugh,…

Calhoun County’s Beasley, Martin, and Moore elected to Conservation District Board

Calhoun County’s Beasley, Martin, and Moore elected to Conservation District Board

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Commission (Commission) approved twenty-five conservation district board elections at its meeting on March 16. The Commission also made four new board member appointments and five board member reappointments to conservation district boards. The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Division provides leadership and support for…