First fall temperatures expected in South Arkansas Wednesday

First fall temperatures expected in South Arkansas Wednesday

Cooler, crisp, fall-like temperatures are expected to arrive in South Arkansas by Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Weather.gov’s forecast shows the potential for cooler air settling into Arkansas early Wednesday morning, with temperatures around 60 degrees. Forecasters are also expecting the humidity that is so prevalent in this part of the State during the summer to…

Five WRICE fields offered for early teal hunt Sept. 25-26

Five WRICE fields offered for early teal hunt Sept. 25-26

LITTLE ROCK — Five private rice fields that are part of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement program are being made available to public hunters via draw for next weekend, Sept. 25-26, during the state’s special early teal season. Four of the WRICE fields are in Monroe County, while the…

Gov. Hutchinson unveils Arkansas Duck Stamp at National Hunting and Fishing Day proclamation

Gov. Hutchinson unveils Arkansas Duck Stamp at National Hunting and Fishing Day proclamation

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson unveiled the artwork that will appear on the 2021-22 Arkansas State Duck Stamp today at his official proclamation of Sept. 25 as National Hunting and Fishing Day in Arkansas and the week leading up to it as Arkansas Hunting and Fishing Week. The proclamation, which took place at the…

Fall archery tournament great warm-up for deer season

Fall archery tournament great warm-up for deer season

MAYFLOWER — The Arkansas Bowhunters Association will host its annual Fall State Championship and Bowhunter Bonanza at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Camp Robinson Special Use Area in Mayflower Sept. 18-19. Anyone interested in 3D archery and joining a group of avid archers is welcome to attend. Participating in a 3-D archery tournament may…

Shed some light on your scouting with the 2020-21 Deer Summary Report

Shed some light on your scouting with the 2020-21 Deer Summary Report

LITTLE ROCK — Hunters interested in scouting a new piece of public hunting land may want to take a look at the recently published 2020-21 Arkansas Deer Summary Report to look for top prospects in their corner of the state. The report, produced each year by the AGFC deer program coordinators, includes data collected from…

Secretary of Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism visits Moro Bay State Park

Secretary of Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism visits Moro Bay State Park

In August, Moro Bay State Park hosted a special visitor, Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, Stacy Hurst. Mrs. Hurst was joined during her stay at Moro Bay by her husband Howard and son Conley. They were able to take a tour of the cabins, campground, visitor center, marina, and the…

Changes to east Arkansas hunting areas planned to save duck habitat

Changes to east Arkansas hunting areas planned to save duck habitat

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Director Austin Booth announced last Thursday at a special press conference that the AGFC will make changes to existing water management schedules on three of Arkansas’s popular wildlife management areas to protect critical habitat for wintering waterfowl. Henry Gray Hurricane Lake WMA, George H. Dunklin Jr. Bayou…

AGFC planning Women’s Outdoor Weekend Oct. 1-3

AGFC planning Women’s Outdoor Weekend Oct. 1-3

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a special women’s outdoor weekend October 1-3 with workshops throughout the state to help ladies learn how to hunt, fish and be a larger part of conservation in Arkansas. The weekend of small workshops replaces this year’s traditional Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop at the…

Check out the full Bradley County Fair and Livestock Show schedule of events

Check out the full Bradley County Fair and Livestock Show schedule of events

The Bradley County Fair and Livestock Show is set to start Wednesday, September 8, 2021 and run through September 11, with a host of events on the schedule. Schedule of events: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 Allotment of Booths 1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Enter Home Economics Exhibits 1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Enter Livestock Exhibits 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Thursday,…

22nd SouthArk Outdoor Expo coming to El Dorado September 11

22nd SouthArk Outdoor Expo coming to El Dorado September 11

The 22nd SouthArk Outdoor Expo presented by Clean Harbors, a fundraising effort of the South Arkansas Community College Foundation, will feature a full day of exhibits, live music, outdoor-themed vendors, children’s activities and arts and crafts. A commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, also will be held in…

AGFC adjusts water management to protect critical duck habitat

AGFC adjusts water management to protect critical duck habitat

LITTLE ROCK – Duck hunters visiting Arkansas’s famous waterfowl-focused public greentree reservoirs may see some changes on three of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s wildlife management areas this year.George H. Dunklin Jr. Bayou Meto WMA, Henry Gray Hurricane Lake WMA and Earl Buss Bayou DeView WMA all will see changes in water management beginning…

AEDC, Game and Fish Commission to grant nearly $770,000 for wildlife conservation education programs

AEDC, Game and Fish Commission to grant nearly $770,000 for wildlife conservation education programs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (August 30, 2021) – The Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s (AEDC) Division of Rural Services today announced that it will award more than $769,000 to Arkansas schools and educators to support conservation education programs in the 2021-22 school year. Funds for these grants come from wildlife fines collected by the Arkansas Game and…

Olympic silver medalist honored at shooting clinic

Olympic silver medalist honored at shooting clinic

JACKSONVILLE — The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo may be over, but Arkansas’s own Kayle Browning is still making an impact in her home state. The Greenbrier native who took a silver medal in international trapshooting was honored at a special ceremony today at the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Jacksonville Shooting Sports Complex and…

Visit the AGFC at the SouthArk Expo

Visit the AGFC at the SouthArk Expo

EL DORADO — Come visit the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s mobile aquarium and regional educator Laura Rogers at this year’s SouthArk Outdoor Expo 9 a.m-4 p.m. Sept. 11, at the El Dorado Conference Center. Enjoy a full day of hands-on activities, live entertainment, contests, activities and exhibits for outdoor enthusiasts, families and children. Admission…

Bradley County Fair Livestock Exhibits health regulations announced

Bradley County Fair Livestock Exhibits health regulations announced

Due to limited space in the barn, all livestock exhibitors must contact the Bradley County Extension Service at 870-226-8410 to reserve space for your livestock exhibitions. Cage and pen allotments will be made on a first come first serve basis. The following health requirements must be shown to the Livestock Barn Superintendent prior to unloading…