South Arkansas residents may get calls from adventure-seeking friends this weekend to see if there’s an opportunity to take part in this year’s private land alligator hunt.
FORDYCE — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission does dozens of habitat-enhancement projects at lakes throughout the state to boost angling opportunities.
The Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s (AEDC) Division of Rural Services will award more than $769,000 to Arkansas schools and educators to support conservation education programs in the 2021-22 school year.
Hunters wanting an early taste of waterfowl action need to break out the shotguns and bug spray. Arkansas’s early Canada goose season kicks off September 1, and the September 15 teal season opener is just around the corner.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate between 7,000 and 8,000 people are bitten by venomous snakes in the United States each year.
Southwest Arkansas will be served this dove season by the addition of a private field in Lafayette County as part of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s private-land permit dove hunting program.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission welcomed five new faces to the ranks of wildlife officers during a commencement ceremony recently at the AGFC Little Rock Headquarters.
Thirty-three hunters drew permits to pursue alligators on public land during the 2021 season, but many opportunities remain for those who didn’t draw for public hunts.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is restricting the commercial rental of campsites in Corps-operated campgrounds through the Reservation One Stop (R1S) reservation system.
HOT SPRINGS — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists, aided by Chuck Emrick, a Lake Catherine shoreline resident, stocked nearly 48,000 smallmouth bass fingerlings into the smallest of Arkansas’s diamond lakes in early July.
This week marks the one-year anniversary of the reopening of the Bussey Brake Wildlife Management Area in Morehouse Parish, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Those pink splotches of calamine lotion adorning arms and legs are summer’s badge of honor — showing you’ve been outside and faced down the hordes of midges, mosquitoes and ticks out for your blood.
An adult male black bear with severe injuries was humanely euthanized in Morehouse Parish on Tuesday by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF).
People interested in chasing an Arkansas alligator on public land and water this fall have until midnight June 30 to put their name in the hat.
With just over 7,000 wild turkeys checked in Arkansas this spring, it’s no secret that hunting was a challenge for many in The Natural State.
As Arkansans plan to enjoy the outdoors during the coming summer months, the Arkansas Department of Health stresses the importance of taking precautions against ticks and mosquitoes and the diseases they can carry.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited two Louisiana men for alleged contest fraud in Caddo Parish on May 29.
Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously voted last week to approve Austin Booth to become the agency’s 19th director in its 106-year history.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has verified that a single Red Piranha was caught earlier this week in University Lakes in Baton Rouge.
Thanks to a new program offered through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, teachers looking for ways to incorporate the outdoors into physical education can have ready-made curriculums ready to go for the next school year.
Stephen Tyson Jr. nearly called his shot on the timing when double-digit fish would start to show at Lower White Oak Lake in Ouachita County. He’d been gradually catching bigger and bigger fish on the recently renovated lake during the last few years, and this March, he finally connected wit…
Feral hogs and the impact they have is the subject of research by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Survey Research Center and the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Winter’s last gasp may keep some frogs quiet during the night this week, but bullfrogs should be sounding off at night again soon, and frog-gigging fanatics will be back to chasing them on ponds and lakes throughout Arkansas.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents arrested a father and son for alleged turkey hunting violations in Claiborne Parish on April 17.
TEXARKANA — In an agricultural state such as Arkansas, the substantial damage feral hogs do to row crops is well known, and the financial impact is easier to estimate.
Strong winds may have dampened the sound of some gobblers last weekend, but there was no dampening the spirit of the youths participating in the 2021 Arkansas turkey youth hunt.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, in partnership with the state’s Feral Hog Task Force, is seeking input from Arkansans regarding their experiences with feral hogs.
A statewide Salmonella bacterial infection has caused the sporadic mortality of some wild birds, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) said.
Hunters can help the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission track hunting effort and success throughout turkey season this spring by signing up to be a part of the annual Spring Gobbler Hunting Survey.
KIRBY — Biologists and staff from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission recently worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Greeson Project Office and Daisy State Park to cut, drag and sink more than 1,000 trees in 101 locations at Lake Greeson.
With so many events being staged “virtually” these days because of precautions centering around the spread of coronavirus, the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program and its coordinator, Jimmy Self, were recently given some good news: live tournaments are back on.