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The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved an update to the agency’s official Chronic Wasting Disease Management and Response Plan at a meeting this week.

The twister tail or curly-tailed grub is one of the most basic, but effective lures in the multi-species angler’s tacklebox.

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Hunters harvested 47 elk during the 2020 Arkansas elk hunting season, a mirror image of the previous year’s total, according to Wes Wright, elk program coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

When there are more mouths to feed, the focus turns to providing those mouths with food. That’s the evolving stance at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission when it pertains to fish production and stockings.

Deer season is over except for a handful of bowhunters looking for a last-chance tag. Duck season also is beginning its swan song for the year, and turkey season is still months away.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Quail Forever are hosting special classes this February and March to teach landowners in southern Arkansas how to use fire to substantially improve wildlife habitat on their property.

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission Division of Rural Services has awarded grants totaling $536,401.58 to promote wildlife education and improve school conservation programs to 150 schools, school districts, and conservation districts in 65 Arkansas counties.

MONTICELLO – Until a recent spate of rain and even some snowfall early this week, the lake bed and shoreline of Lake Monticello was being prepared for the day when the lake can refill and become a leading Arkansas fishery again.

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With more than a month left in Arkansas’s archery deer season, hunters have checked 214,022 deer during the 2020-21 deer hunting season. That’s more deer than any season since the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission began keeping harvest records in 1938.

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JASPER — A team researching chronic wasting disease in white-tailed deer in the heart of the area where it is most prevalent in Arkansas will begin capturing and monitoring deer in January.

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ASHDOWN — Giant salvinia, a harmful aquatic plant, was discovered Monday, December 28 in Millwood Lake by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Army Corps of Engineers staff. This is the fourth known location in southern Arkansas infected by the aquatic invasive species.

Arkansas State Parks, including Logoly State Park near McNeil, encourage the public to take part in “First Day Hikes” during “First Weekend,” January 1-3.

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Talk about rice in Arkansas, and the relationship to ducks and duck hunting isn’t far behind. One type of “rice” hunters may discover when duck hunting has nothing to do with Arkansas’s favorite grain, and often fuels calls to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s biologists and wildlife h…

Visitor information centers, museums, restaurants and two marinas at Arkansas State Parks will see a reduction of operating hours to efficiently manage available resources during the recent statewide increase in COVID-19 cases.

A hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken west of Delaware (Logan County) tested positive for chronic wasting disease, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Research, Evaluation and Compliance Division.

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture has released the newly created “Arkansas Feral Hog Handbook,” a guide to resources available in Arkansas to assist with feral hog control and eradication.

Squirrels are vocal animals with sounds ranging from agitated chatters to passive whines. Hunters can take advantage of the squirrel language with a little squirrel talk of their own.

With less than a year before his scheduled retirement, Mike Harris, an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission senior technician at Sulphur River Wildlife Management Area near Fouke, completed a quest that’s been a decade in the making — documenting the first pair of swallow-tailed kites to succes…