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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.

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 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.

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.

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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.

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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 Division took part in a successful search and rescue mission for three stranded boaters in Sabine Parish on Saturday.

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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.

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.

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.