Game and Fish

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has closed all of its facilities until March 30.

The building closure includes the AGFC’s Little Rock headquarters, regional offices, hatcheries, nature and conservation education centers, shooting ranges and field offices. The public is encouraged to use outside amenities such as hiking trails, lakes, wildlife management areas and water trails.

"Hunting and fishing licenses for residents and nonresidents can still be purchased at open license vendors throughout the state and even through our website ( to promote social distancing," said AGFC Director Pat Fitts.

"The outdoors is always open, and spring is a great time to enjoy some fishing, bird watching or scouting for the upcoming turkey season."

The AGFC is reviewing all upcoming events that may involve nonessential large gatherings that could expand exposure to the virus.

“We continue to follow developing information and guidelines from federal, state and local health officials concerning public spaces,” Fitts said. “And I urge everyone to take all safety precautions to reduce the risk of illness and the spread of disease.”

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