SARATOGA — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hatchery trucks delivered a quarter of a million Florida bass to the rich waters of Millwood Lake last week as part of the AGFC’s continued effort to elevate the trophy potential of fish for bass anglers.
The central and southern regions of Louisiana are reporting a rash of fish kills caused, in part, by the combination of soaring temperatures and storms, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reports.
As summer approaches in the Natural State, many Arkansans will take to hiking trails, campgrounds, lakes, rivers and favorite swimming holes to enjoy time outdoors. While doing so, it’s important to be aware of Arkansas’ native snakes – including six venomous species – and how to avoid them.
It’s been one month since turkey hunters hung up the slate-and-peg or trusty box call in pursuit of one of the most addicting game species Arkansas has to offer, but that doesn’t mean it’s time out for turkeys at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
The Fouke “Claybusters” Senior Trapshooting Team took top honors at Saturday’s finale of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Youth Shooting Sports Program State Championship, held at the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Jacksonville Shooting Sports Complex.
Jason Olive of El Dorado has been chosen to lead the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s efforts in fisheries management, hatchery production and aquatic conservation as chief of the agency’s Fisheries Division.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the availability of draft compatibility determinations for bicycling, hiking, backpacking and firewood cutting in the Overflow National Wildlife Refuge for public review and comment.
A New Hampshire hunter who was seriously injured when a tree stand collapsed in 2009 sued the landowner. The hunter dropped the suit when he learned another party owned the tree stand, but how do you determine who is liable for injuries or other legal issues on leased land?
The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has cautioned swimmers and fishermen at Lake Columbia to be on the lookout for alligators.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission approved last week a package of regulations changes that included the adoption of a new waterfowl season structure, beginning with the 2023-24 seasons.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has confirmed the presence of an invasive species of snail in Lake Granada and Lake Estrella within Hot Springs Village after following up on a report of the species in April.
South Arkansas hunters will see their first bear-hunting season in modern times later this year, although a conservative quota will be in effect.
Arkansas turkey hunters saw an uptick in checked birds during this spring’s three-week turkey hunting season, which ran from April 18 to May 8.
A tightly contested South Regional Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program Senior Division was won by the Fouke Claybusters Trap Shooting Team with a score of 237 out of 250 attempts.
With turkey hunting season wrapped up, many hunters will be putting away their shotguns until fall, but there’s another spring season that gives Arkansas hunters plenty of reasons to keep the scattergun cleaned and ready.
Each spring, young male black bears emerge from their dens and strike out to find new territories. While sightings of these misguided youths certainly grab the attention of people living in neighborhoods bordering bear country, they often move on as long as people don’t give them a reason to stay.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites public review of a plan to permit bicycling, hiking and backpacking within the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge.
The William H. Donham State Fish Hatchery in Corning recently supplied 250 adult black crappie for fish production in Lake Ouachita’s nursery pond in the south fork of the lake.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is proposing to expand bear-hunting opportunities in the state, and the public can help biologists fill some critical data on the species, thanks to the social media site iNaturalist.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents rescued a deck hand from the Mississippi River in East Carroll Parish early Friday morning.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division took part in a successful search and rescue mission for three stranded boaters in Sabine Parish on Saturday.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission heard the first reading of more than 120 changes to the Arkansas Code of Regulations at meetings held last week in Monticello.
Giant threats to Arkansas’s fish and water are lurking under the surface somewhere right now. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission needs boaters’ help in stopping these terrors before they spread any further.
Hunters can help the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission by simply reporting their hunting effort and success throughout turkey season this spring.
Arkansas will celebrate its 42nd consecutive year of modern-day bear hunting this fall. For the first time since the recovery of the black bear in The Natural State, hunters in the Gulf Coastal Plain may be allowed to participate.
STRONG – After a hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken in Union County tested positive for chronic wasting disease in December, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has confirmed that no additional sampled deer had been detected with the disease.
The Arkansas Department of Agriculture reports that 27,803 feral hogs have been removed from the state since January 2020 by members of the Arkansas Feral Hog Eradication Task Force.
The Arkansas Economic Development Commission Division of Rural Services has awarded grants totaling $502,838.41 to promote wildlife education and improve school conservation programs to 183 schools, school districts, and conservation districts in 65 Arkansas counties.
State and federal wildlife officials will sample deer in the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge next week to determine the extent of chronic wasting disease in Union County.
Comments and photos about a bald eagle being shot over the weekend on Lake Columbia have been seen on Facebook. Local Arkansas Game and Fish Commission officials are investigating.
FORDYCE — Contractors with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission completed a major project at Mike Knoedl Tri-County Lake in Calhoun County in December, improving fishing access and fish habitat on the 280-acre lake in south-central Arkansas.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reports that no chronic wasting disease (CWD) was detected in more than 300 white-tailed deer samples taken in Morehouse and Union parishes since December.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), in partnership with the Claiborne Parish Watershed District Commission (CPWDC), is hosting a “Reef Rodeo” for Lake Claiborne.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reported last week that to date, all testing results for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Louisiana deer have been negative.