BATESVILLE – Commissioners heard the first reading of fishing regulations changes proposed for 2019 at Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting at the Batesville Community and Aquatics Center.
New state laws to match federal guidelines add an extra step to boat registration, but they may help prevent fraud or theft.
HOT SPRINGS – More than 200 citations and 400 warnings were issued to boaters on Arkansas waters last week as part of two operations by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Law Enforcement Division, according to Col. Greg Rae, chief of the division.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking anglers and bowfishing enthusiasts to help bring back one of Arkansas’s oldest trophy angling opportunities - the alligator gar.
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.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District began lowering the water level on the Ouachita River on July 5 to inspect the Columbia Lock and Dam north of Monroe, LA.
Anyone can help the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission keep tabs on the state’s bear population, thanks to the social media site iNaturalist.
Deer hunters will be able to pursue their game with one more option this season, thanks to a recent regulation change by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
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.
Arkansas wildlife officers will join boating safety officers throughout the United States this weekend to crack down on boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Arkansas’s harvest of wild turkeys during April’s 16-day season continued in the declining direction seen for the past 14 years.
Arkansas Game and Fish commissioners voted to temporarily suspend the issuance of new Wildlife Importation and Wildlife Breeder/Dealer permits for venomous or poisonous wildlife species at their recent meeting.
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 Emerson PurpleHull Pea Festival Kid’s Fishing Derby will be this Saturday morning at Mullins Pond just off Highway 79 on the north side of Emerson.
Arkansas hunters have 686 acres of new publicly accessible land throughout the state, thanks to a continued partnership between the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Arkansas Department of Transportation.
Anglers looking for a relaxing trip to their local Family and Community Fishing Program location may just find the catch of a lifetime waiting for them, thanks to a generous donation from a landowner in southeast Arkansas.
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.
MONTICELLO – When Hunter Stafford and Chase Milligan examined their take following some January goose hunting in Lincoln County, they noticed something wasn’t quite right with one of the birds.
MONTICELLO — Once common throughout the bottomland hardwood forests of eastern Arkansas and neighboring states, the native black bear was nearly eradicated by the early decades of the 20th century.
Billy Gray was the overall winner of the Tom Dehoney Memorial Fishing Tournament held Saturday at Lake Columbia in conjunction with the 2018 Magnolia Blossom Festival.
The Columbia Christian School senior trap shooting team recently placed 13th out of 16 teams in a regional competition, and earned the chance to take part in the state shooting competition in June.
Teams from Magnolia High School and Columbia Christian School will advance to the Senior State Trap Shooting Championship at Jacksonville on Saturday, June 2.
FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas researchers Marlis and Michael Douglas are using genetic information to implement the first statewide study of chronic wasting disease among white-tailed deer in Arkansas.
Most magnoliareporter.com readers responding to a poll don’t want to see South Central Arkansas open for bear hunting, at least, not yet.
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.
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fisheries biologists conducted electrofishing surveys of Upper and Lower White Oak Lake this week, with impressive results.
A proposal before the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission may spread alligator hunting across the southern half of the state.
ARKADELPHIA – Hybrid striped bass are hard-pulling sport fish that have a reputation for being cooperative when bass and crappie become finicky.
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.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Quail Forever are teaming up to provide a special landowner workshop devoted to northern bobwhite management in southeast Arkansas.
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…
Close to 4,200 Arkansas took their shot last weekend at qualifying for the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program State Championship.
Renewing the registration for a boat or registering a boat for the first time now includes an extra step -- one that’s intended to prevent fraud or theft.
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.