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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…