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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Millwood Tri-Lakes Project Office will extend the closure of the Okay Landing Recreation Area on Millwood Lake while repairs to Okay Levee are being made.

While fall temperatures are driving most anglers indoors or to the deer woods, staff at Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hatcheries throughout the state are still going full bore to improve future fishing conditions for anglers.

As urban and suburban areas expand in Arkansas, the state’s wildlife — including the bobcat — is learning to adapt to new neighbors, said Becky McPeake, extension wildlife specialist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Rotational stocking and other management practices may give grassland birds a chance to rebuild their populations, said Dirk Philipp, associate professor-animal science, for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Finding these fish is all about finding the cover they’re holding on. Thanks to the work of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, thousands of deep-water hot spots are available for anglers. Here’s how to find them.

Habitat work for wildlife occurs nearly year-around for biologists at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and fall is no exception. Hunting enthusiasts have their sights set on deer season and are already out scouting in hopes of harvesting this year’s big buck. While most stick close to …

Hunters who can’t stand the wait until modern gun season opens have a great opportunity to get some deer meat in the freezer during Arkansas’s private land antlerless deer hunt, which is Saturday through Wednesday.

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s recently released “Migratory Bird Hunting Activity and Harvest for the 2017-19 and 2018-19 Hunting Seasons,” Arkansas is still the premier state for hunters who pursue mallards above all other species.

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents wrote citations in North Louisiana for alleged dove hunting related violations during the opening weekend of the dove season on September 7-8, and have cited a Haughton man for illegal fishing.

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 September 21-22.

With a month left before the opening day of archery deer season, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is busy distributing this year’s hunting guidebook. Copies will begin arriving in sporting goods stores and AGFC regional offices throughout Arkansas in the next few weeks.

SARATOGA -- Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists worked with the Army Corps of Engineers and Southwest Arkansas Water District to coordinate a drawdown on Millwood Lake earlier this summer.