Biologists from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission spent a week in June getting a good look at the size and scope of the flathead and blue catfish swimming the waters of Lake Erling.
Boating enforcement officers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission remind everyone to practice safe boating habits and social distancing recommendations during the Independence Day holiday.
Water levels within the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge pool will be manipulated to 64 MSL, dropping it one foot lower than the normal level of 65 MSL beginning in July, subject to natural flood events.
Researchers at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries have been involved in a two-year study to determine the status and distribution of one of Arkansas’ most elusive native fish species – the Alabama shad.
A new disease is sweeping through rabbit populations in the United States, and it has officials at both the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Arkansas Department of Agriculture concerned.
Arkansas turkey hunters will see some major changes in their season next April, all focused to help recover the state’s eastern wild turkey population, which has seen some declines during the last decade.
With all the spring rains, most Arkansas landowners are ready to hit the field to cut hay. There are a few things to consider this year before you get on that tractor.
Some fishing conservation methods require more taking than leaving. Such is the case with several Arkansas lakes that, with no creel limits on certain species such as channel catfish, are encouraging anglers to take an unlimited number of that particular fish.
Precautions to limit the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 have forced the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to cancel the annual fishing derbies held at its five fish hatcheries in June.
For Walter McLelland, Tuesday, April 28 will live in his memory forever. That’s because on that date he saw something he cannot explain but he knows was real.
COVID-19 has had a profound effect on people for the past three months in terms of loss of life and economic costs. But it also may be playing a role in the potential decline of the Eastern wild turkey population.
“It's one of the simplest items on our list — just a piece of bent wire, sometimes sporting a barb on the end. But throughout modern human history, the fish hook has proven to be one of our most dependable tools. Fishing allows us to eat, without the danger of hunting or the hard work of farming.”
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has ceased construction on a site for a new interpretive visitor center and field office at the Lakeview site at DeGray Lake near Arkadelphia.
Arkansans have been on the lookout for Asian giant “murder hornets” after seeing numerous media reports about the invasive species in the United States.
Residents of a White Hall neighborhood had an early awakening Sunday morning as authorities responded to a call about a large black bear that had climbed into a tree nearby and had to be removed.
Follow-up herbicide application is scheduled for Thursday and Friday of this week at Lake Columbia as the battle continues against the invasive giant salvinia plant.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission heard the first reading of 100 changes to the AGFC Code of Regulations at Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting.
Arkansas is home to 16 species of turtle, but only two are land dwellers — the three-toed box turtle and the ornate box turtle. Box turtles are the only turtles in North America with a flexible hinge on their belly to close the front and rear halves of the shell tightly like a “box.”
With guidance from Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists, the Rural Development Authority in Columbia County, owner of Lake Columbia, has begun treatment of the lake to combat giant salvinia.
A virtual nature center has been opened by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to keep the conservation message alive during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The State of Arkansas has approved temporary changes to the operation of Arkansas State Parks in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a special open forum for the public at the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana campus on Wednesday, March 18.
A decline in hunting and angling has commissioners and staff at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission concerned that the funding for natural resource management is in jeopardy.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces the immediate closure of the drawdown gates at the Lake Bistineau dam in south Bossier Parish following recent heavy rainfall.
Duck season is over, and turkey season is still months away, but hunters looking for one more way to stay in the woods still can find plenty of excitement in small game hunting. Both rabbit and squirrel seasons remain open until 30 minutes after sunset, February 29.