Arkansans looking for one of the state’s most exciting hunts wrapped up their efforts last weekend with the conclusion of the 2022 alligator hunting season.
Arkansas’s deer archery season opens Saturday, and a few enthusiastic bowhunters have already begun chasing deer through special urban bowhunting opportunities throughout the state.
Experienced photographers know that getting an iconic picture takes patience, skill and being at the right place at the right time. A little luck helps, too.
The LSU AgCenter Bob R. Jones-Idlewild Research Station recently hosted members of the National Association of Conservation Districts and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
The American Gamebird Research Education and Development Foundation, under recommendation from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, is conducting a 5-foot drawdown of Lake Erling in Lafayette County to combat the spread of giant salvinia.
MURFREESBORO — Scott Kreykes of Dierks has been visiting Crater of Diamonds State Park for the past four years and has registered more than 80 diamonds.
According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s report “Waterfowl Population Status, 2022,” released in late August, total duck population estimates in spring 2022 declined 12 percent from the last recorded survey taken in 2019.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission was forced to close all three boat ramps to Mercer Bayou in Miller County near Fouke last weekend in response to the discovery of giant salvinia.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is encouraging hunters in Ashley, Bradley and Union counties to participate in a special meeting devoted to deer hunting regulations and deer herd health in south Arkansas following the detection of chronic wasting disease in Felsenthal National Wildlife…
The Bassmaster Magazine’s “Top 100 Lakes” for 2022 includes Bussey Break and D’Arbonne Lake in North Louisiana, managed by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
The three boat ramps on Mercer Bayou in Miller County near Fouke have been closed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for the Labor Day weekend due to the discovery on Friday of giant salvinia at one of the ramps and in the canal.
MAYFLOWER — Haylee and Logan Applegate have had some amazing memories in Arkansas’s outdoors, but the brother-and-sister duo might have capped off a perfect summer two weeks ago with two of the biggest flathead catfish they’ve ever caught.
The Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s (AEDC) Division of Rural Services will award $808,146.04 to Arkansas schools and educators to support conservation education programs in the 2022-23 school year.
The Farmers Bank Foundation is gearing up for its third annual Arkansas Game & Fish Foundation (AGFF) fundraiser, now named the South Arkansas Outdoor Social.
The latest edition of the Arkansas Hunting Guidebook is at the printer and will begin to appear in sporting goods stores throughout the state this month. You don’t have to wait to catch up on this year’s regulations. A downloadable version of the guidebook is available now at agfc.com for pe…
Myron Means, large carnivore program coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is looking for leads into likely research candidates to wear GPS collars during Arkansas’s inaugural bear season in South Arkansas this year.
Jackson Roe, 27, of Conway was sentenced to three years’ probation and 150 hours of community service for importing and possessing illegally taken wildlife.
The break in triple-digit temperatures may inspire many outdoors enthusiasts to pick up their hiking, cycling and camping adventures, and many hunters’ minds already are centered around improvements they can make in their favorite hunting location or scouting a new piece of public land for f…
Parts of recreation areas on Lake Ouachita are being temporarily closed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District for routine maintenance and repairs during the fall/winter season.
Southern Arkansas University plans to convert its 652-acre Laney Farm property into an “outdoor campus” for wildlife and agriculture programs, woodland management, conservation and recreation.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reminding the public that more water-related accidents and fatalities occur at its lakes and river projects in July than in any other month.
The Conservation Fund has announced the completion of a multi-year effort to add valuable ecological land to Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in southeast Arkansas.
The catfish may be one of the most misunderstood of all Arkansas’s sportfish. It occurs in practically every body of water in the state, grows to gigantic proportions, and is easy to catch with inexpensive equipment. Top off those features with its fantastic flavor, and it’s amazing that any…
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has scheduled a drawdown of Lake Bistineau in Webster, Bossier and Bienville parishes for the purpose of reducing the further expansion of giant salvinia.
In support of Operation Dry Water, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division arrested 12 boaters statewide for alleged driving or operating a vessel while intoxicated (DWI) from July 2 to 4.
While enjoying the Natural State’s many bodies of water this summer, swimmers and boaters need to avoid hazardous wildlife. This includes American alligators, which are present in southern and central Arkansas.
With Independence Day falling on a Monday this year, many people are taking full advantage of an extended stay at their favorite lakeside retreat.
Arkansas offers plenty of opportunities for fun in the sun. It’s important to practice sun safety by using sunscreen, avoiding prolonged sun exposure and wearing protective clothing.
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.