Attract doves to your field for opening day, but be mindful of baiting laws

Attract doves to your field for opening day, but be mindful of baiting laws

LITTLE ROCK – Dove season opens September 3. Coincidentally, that happens to be the first Saturday of college football for most of the country. Just like football, an opening day blunder can set the tone for the season. Check fields for any evidence of baiting before hunting, so your midday dove-field tailgate party is full…

Bradley County showcasing 36 acres for dove hunt

Bradley County showcasing 36 acres for dove hunt

Be sure to apply for one of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s 11 permit-based dove fields by Aug. 15 if you’re looking for a fun way to kick off hunting season this Labor Day Weekend. Applications are available at the AGFC’s licensing site https://ar-web.s3licensing.com under the “Special Hunt Applications” tab. Four of these AGFC’s managed fields…

Easter egg hunt among projects discussed during monthly Bradley County Chamber Board meeting

Easter egg hunt among projects discussed during monthly Bradley County Chamber Board meeting

WARREN, Ark. – Bradley County Chamber of Commerce board members proceeded with plans for several upcoming projects during their monthly board meeting on Monday at Bradley County Economic Development Corp. Chairwoman Terrie White reminded the board members that Make Warren Shine will have a meeting on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Donald W. Reynolds YMCA…

Cut-Off Creek and Seven Devils WMAs closed February 20-26 for feral hog population reductions

Cut-Off Creek and Seven Devils WMAs closed February 20-26 for feral hog population reductions

MONTICELLO, Ark. – Cut-Off Creek WMA and Seven Devils WMA will be closed to daytime public access Feb. 20-26. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, in cooperation with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will be conducting aerial operations aimed at reducing feral hog populations in the areas.…

Easter egg hunt happening April 9 at Warren City Park, plus other Chamber news

Easter egg hunt happening April 9 at Warren City Park, plus other Chamber news

An Easter event was discussed by the Bradley County Chamber of Commerce board on Monday at the Bradley County Economic Development Corp. building. Special events chairwoman Julie Hamilton said an Easter egg hunt will be held at 10 a.m. April 9 at Warren City Park. Businesses will be asked to donate candy, which may be…

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…

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. …

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…