With the first two weeks of modern gun deer season gone, Arkansas hunters have checked more than 140,000 deer throughout the state — and there’s still plenty of time to get out and participate.
HOPE – Nowhere in Arkansas comes close to the Delta for waterfowl hunting, but duck counts show the southwest portion of the state attracts many dabblers during the annual migration.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has been construction on a site for a new interpretive visitor center and field office at DeGray Lake near Arkadelphia.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Millwood Tri-Lakes Project Office will extend the closure of the Okay Landing Recreation Area on Millwood Lake while repairs to Okay Levee are being made.
While fall temperatures are driving most anglers indoors or to the deer woods, staff at Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hatcheries throughout the state are still going full bore to improve future fishing conditions for anglers.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and partners took another step in re-establishing the state’s whooping crane population this week when it received 11 juvenile whooping cranes.
Some deer hunters will sit in a stand from sunup to sundown, but most hunting plans revolve around spending a few hours at the beginning of the day before taking a break to eat and rest, then revisiting their hunting site in late afternoon and sitting until the sun goes down.
As urban and suburban areas expand in Arkansas, the state’s wildlife — including the bobcat — is learning to adapt to new neighbors, said Becky McPeake, extension wildlife specialist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Rotational stocking and other management practices may give grassland birds a chance to rebuild their populations, said Dirk Philipp, associate professor-animal science, for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
With hunting season in progress across South Arkansas, it is time to remind hunters of a way to share their bounty with the needy and less fortunate.
Finding these fish is all about finding the cover they’re holding on. Thanks to the work of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, thousands of deep-water hot spots are available for anglers. Here’s how to find them.
Habitat work for wildlife occurs nearly year-around for biologists at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and fall is no exception. Hunting enthusiasts have their sights set on deer season and are already out scouting in hopes of harvesting this year’s big buck. While most stick close to …
Lasting heat of summer and stable conditions paid off for Arkansas hunters lucky enough to draw a tag in the 2019 alligator season.
OSAGE BEACH, MO -- Beginning the day in fourth place, Nitro Boats pro Dylan Hays of El Dorado caught a five-bass limit Saturday weighing 14 pounds, 6 ounces, to win the three-day Costa FLW Series at Lake of the Ozarks.
Hunters who can’t stand the wait until modern gun season opens have a great opportunity to get some deer meat in the freezer during Arkansas’s private land antlerless deer hunt, which is Saturday through Wednesday.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is asking for the public’s help as it seeks to gather information on the eastern spotted skunk (Spilogale putorius).
Deer hunters looking for new stakeouts are often keyed on rubs and scrapes. These telltale signs of whitetail activity are roadmaps for hunters during the rut.
Just about every hunting camp in bear territory has a tale or two to tell about a mischievous bruin finding its way into their feeder or trash bins.
According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s recently released “Migratory Bird Hunting Activity and Harvest for the 2017-19 and 2018-19 Hunting Seasons,” Arkansas is still the premier state for hunters who pursue mallards above all other species.
Chronic wasting disease in deer will be the topic of a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the library at South Arkansas Community College, 300 Summit, El Dorado.
Arkansans wanting to reduce the number of furbearers on their property now have additional opportunities through a free online permit developed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive day use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 28.
PARON — With archery deer season opening Saturday, September 28, many hunters are hitting the woods looking for likely places to set up for the season.
Lower White Oak Lake in Ouachita and Nevada counties, which underwent a renovation by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission earlier this decade, has seen several boat lane markers moved or go missing in recent years.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is rolling out additional opportunities for hunters to get their deer tested for chronic wasting disease throughout the state this deer season.
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents wrote citations in North Louisiana for alleged dove hunting related violations during the opening weekend of the dove season on September 7-8, and have cited a Haughton man for illegal fishing.
The Arkansas Bowhunters Association will host its annual Fall State Championship and Bowhunter Bonanza at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Camp Robinson Special Use Area in Mayflower September 21-22.
It is state law for any person born after December 31, 1968 to have successfully completed an approved hunter education course before hunting in the state of Arkansas.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released its estimates for habitat conditions and breeding waterfowl populations seen during its aerial surveys conducted each spring.
With a month left before the opening day of archery deer season, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is busy distributing this year’s hunting guidebook. Copies will begin arriving in sporting goods stores and AGFC regional offices throughout Arkansas in the next few weeks.
SARATOGA -- Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists worked with the Army Corps of Engineers and Southwest Arkansas Water District to coordinate a drawdown on Millwood Lake earlier this summer.
The Arkansas Economic Development Commission Division of Rural Services has announced the Wildlife Conservation Education Grants Program application period is open now through October 4.
A $2.3 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation will help fund a series of cyclocross races in Fayetteville, including the world championships in 2022.
The dove season opener may be the highlight of Labor Day weekend, but it’s also the first shot of the year for waterfowl hunters to break out the decoys and calls.
As summer begins to take its toll and the start of deer season nears, many deer hunters are beginning to think about how they can help the deer in the areas where they hunt.
A northern pintail, a favorite of many waterfowl hunters and birders, is featured on the 2019 Arkansas Game and Fish Commission license plate, the 20th in the series.
The sun may have cooked away any rainbows over Lake Columbia on Saturday, July 27, but angler David Allen Sisson certainly found the proverbial pot of gold when he netted a fish few in the fishing world have ever heard of.
DERMOTT — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists are battling a beast of a problem at Lake Wallace in Drew County, and it’s a fight that’s raged since 2005.