AGFC and USFWS to evaluate deer disease in south Arkansas

AGFC and USFWS to evaluate deer disease in south Arkansas

Strong, Arkansas – In response to the recent detection of a deer with chronic wasting disease in Union County, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and USDA APHIS Wildlife Services will conduct a sampling effort on Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge during the next week to further understand the prevalence of…

Winter bowhunting opportunities offer last chance to complete Triple Trophy Award for deer hunters

Winter bowhunting opportunities offer last chance to complete Triple Trophy Award for deer hunters

LITTLE ROCK – Modern gun deer hunting is in the rearview mirror for the 2021-22 deer season, but there’s still time to fill a tag with archery tackle until the end of February. For those who have already taken a deer during Arkansas’s modern gun season and one during Arkansas’s muzzleloader season, the Arkansas Game…

CWD-positive deer found in south Arkansas

CWD-positive deer found in south Arkansas

Strong, Arkansas – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission today confirmed that a hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken in Union County tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The deer was harvested in Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge during the permit-based annual modern gun deer hunt. A CWD sample was collected at the check station for that hunt.…

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…

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…

Boost the wildlife potential of your hunting property

Boost the wildlife potential of your hunting property

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and its partners in conservation are hosting special workshops throughout the state to help landowners improve the wildlife habitat on their property, Whether your focus is deer, turkey, quail or the many non-game species that depend upon healthy habitat, AGFC biologists want to help. Clint Johnson,…