Shooting enthusiasts and hunters will soon have a new facility to hone their skills in southeast Arkansas.
Social-distancing requirements may have prevented the typical scene at Bank OZK Arena in Hot Springs for this year’s Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program State Championships, but schools from across the state still are competing to see who is the best at Olympic-style archery this week.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved an update to the agency’s official Chronic Wasting Disease Management and Response Plan at a meeting this week.
In the world of wildlife management, harvest records usually are broken by small percentages. But bear hunters in Arkansas broke the record of 577 set during the 2018 season by taking 665 in 2020 – a jump of 15 percent.
The Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center will host a virtual webinar for anyone interested in learning more about the Monarch butterfly and its migration throughout North America.
Hunters harvested 47 elk during the 2020 Arkansas elk hunting season, a mirror image of the previous year’s total, according to Wes Wright, elk program coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Enforcement Training Center sees new recruits every year, but this year’s class will include two “cadets” who see things from a four-legged perspective.
HUTTIG — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Wildlife Management Division staff have been busy clearing and picking up the pieces of last year’s hurricane season.
Anglers and hunters and other boaters who use Arkansas’ waterways are being reminded by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Fisheries Division of a new regulation that took effect January.
When there are more mouths to feed, the focus turns to providing those mouths with food. That’s the evolving stance at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission when it pertains to fish production and stockings.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved this week the use of Marine Fuel Tax funds to build a boat ramp to Bayou Bartholomew at its intersection with Arkansas 277 in Drew County.
Deer season is over except for a handful of bowhunters looking for a last-chance tag. Duck season also is beginning its swan song for the year, and turkey season is still months away.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Quail Forever are hosting special classes this February and March to teach landowners in southern Arkansas how to use fire to substantially improve wildlife habitat on their property.
The Arkansas Economic Development Commission Division of Rural Services has awarded grants totaling $536,401.58 to promote wildlife education and improve school conservation programs to 150 schools, school districts, and conservation districts in 65 Arkansas counties.
MONTICELLO – Until a recent spate of rain and even some snowfall early this week, the lake bed and shoreline of Lake Monticello was being prepared for the day when the lake can refill and become a leading Arkansas fishery again.
With more than a month left in Arkansas’s archery deer season, hunters have checked 214,022 deer during the 2020-21 deer hunting season. That’s more deer than any season since the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission began keeping harvest records in 1938.
JASPER — A team researching chronic wasting disease in white-tailed deer in the heart of the area where it is most prevalent in Arkansas will begin capturing and monitoring deer in January.
ASHDOWN — Giant salvinia, a harmful aquatic plant, was discovered Monday, December 28 in Millwood Lake by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Army Corps of Engineers staff. This is the fourth known location in southern Arkansas infected by the aquatic invasive species.
Giant salvinia, a highly invasive aquatic plant, was discovered Monday on Millwood Lake by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff.
In the face of a global pandemic, Arkansans rediscovered their bond with nature and enjoyed angling more than they have in the last few years.
Give this year’s Christmas tree another life after the yuletide celebrations by donating it to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Habitat for the Holidays program.
Talk about rice in Arkansas, and the relationship to ducks and duck hunting isn’t far behind. One type of “rice” hunters may discover when duck hunting has nothing to do with Arkansas’s favorite grain, and often fuels calls to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s biologists and wildlife h…
Visitor information centers, museums, restaurants and two marinas at Arkansas State Parks will see a reduction of operating hours to efficiently manage available resources during the recent statewide increase in COVID-19 cases.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District is using a new electronic payment system for fee collection at the Lake Ouachita Twin Creek Campground.
As the weather cools, and many outdoors enthusiasts begin to put away their boats for winter, some are cashing in on the solitude and lower fishing pressure on their favorite lake.
A hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken west of Delaware (Logan County) tested positive for chronic wasting disease, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Research, Evaluation and Compliance Division.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is notifying the public that the scoping comment period for the Millwood Lake Master Plan and Shoreline Management Plan revisions has opened.
Ten days into the start of the modern gun season, hunters in Columbia County have harvested a little more than half the number of deer they killed during the 2019-2020 season.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission approved last week changes to Arkansas’s regulations on recreational fishing, commercial fishing and aquaculture.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Department of Rural Services have extended the deadline for educators to apply for free money to help teach conservation education in Arkansas.
Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission urge all hunters and anglers alike to take the extra time to clean all their equipment of mud and vegetation before bringing it to the wetlands.
The Arkansas Department of Agriculture has released the newly created “Arkansas Feral Hog Handbook,” a guide to resources available in Arkansas to assist with feral hog control and eradication.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has requested the Department of Transportation and Development to close the water control structure on Lake Bistineau in Webster, Bossier, and Bienville parishes for giant salvinia control.
Hunters planning to hit the woods on Saturday, October 17 for Arkansas’ muzzleloader season and November 14 for modern gun deer season may want to check with the deer processor they normally use to make the most of their harvest.
Squirrels are vocal animals with sounds ranging from agitated chatters to passive whines. Hunters can take advantage of the squirrel language with a little squirrel talk of their own.
With hunting season now under way, the Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry organization is again appealing to the state's hunters and the public to help feed Arkansas' more needy citizens.
Arkansas hunters harvested more alligators than ever before in the 2020 alligator season, which was held the third and fourth weekends in September in three hunting zones in South Arkansas.