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The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has conducted the annual alligator hunt permit draw. A total of 108 hunters will be in line to receive permits to hunt alligators during the two-weekend season later this year.

Feral hogs have an estimated population of between four and five million across the United States and are responsible for millions of dollars in damage each year to agriculture and other property.

JASPER – Twenty-nine Arkansans will have the hunt of a lifetime this fall as they chase elk on public land in The Natural State. Their names were chosen during the 21st Annual Buffalo River Elk Festival in Jasper last weekend.

ARKADELPHIA -- More than 11,000 cubic feet of new cover for anglers to fish sits at the bottom of DeGray Lake in Clark and Hot Springs counties, thanks to the efforts of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff from across the state.

DUMAS – Recent electrofishing surveys for northern snakeheads, which have been found downstream of Wilbur D. Mills Dam in Desha County, have not been able to locate any of the invasive species in the river or backwaters upstream of that dam.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) did not detect chronic wasting disease during its initial testing of white-tailed deer in East Carroll, Madison and Tensas parishes, LDWF announced last week.

MAMMOTH SPRING – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has confirmed the sighting of a mountain lion near Mammoth Spring in northern Arkansas.

HOT SPRINGS – Roughly four out of 10 bass in Arkansas will die this year, but there’s no need to panic, that mortality rate is pretty common, and some mortality through harvest is actually encouraged to ensure a healthy fishery.

CAMDEN – As crappie across the state are hitting their stride, many anglers are relying on the old faithful offering of a fathead minnow or “shiner” dangling from a size 2 Aberdeen hook. There’s no doubt that there’s nothing like the allure of a real meal to fish, but many anglers do just as…

Hunters in South Arkansas soon will have more than 3,600 new acres of public land to pursue their passion, thanks to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s approval on March 22 to purchase a large block of land bordering Beryl Anthony Lower Ouachita Wildlife Management Area.

Millions of monarch butterflies spent all winter clinging to oyamel fir trees in just a few acres in the mountains of central Mexico. Now they are moving north across the eastern United States and several have already been spotted in south and central Arkansas.

Contractors have until 10 a.m. Wednesday to submit sealed bids for litter pickup and mowing of state-owned public access areas in Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Chicot, Cleveland, Desha, Lincoln and Union counties.

Biologists are ramping up roadkill surveys for the next month and are asking all Arkansans to report any dead deer they see along roads and highways. Road-killed deer offer biologists a chance to monitor for chronic wasting disease throughout the state without the need to kill deer to obtain…

VICKSBURG, MS – A tissue sample collected January 25 from a free-ranging white-tailed deer in extreme southern Issaquena County, Mississippi, returned the first known positive test of chronic wasting disease in the state.