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Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

June 20, 2018

 Mike and Florence Galloway of Kansas caught a nice limit of striper Tuesday morning with guide Mike Bailey on Beaver Lake. Bailey says that Mike Galloway is a disabled Navy veteran and avid angler that caught striper fever a few years ago. Mike and Florence make their way down to Beaver several times each year to chase their favorite fish, Bailey adds. There were all done by 7 a.m., he says. Photo by Mike Bailey.


Three elk permits available onsite at Buffalo River Elk Festival

June 20, 2018

JASPER - If you didn’t get around to applying for one of Arkansas’s coveted public land elk-hunting permits in May, you still have a shot to claim one of the best big-game tickets in The Natural State. Three special public land elk hunting permits will be available to register for on-site at the Buffalo River Elk Festival, June 22-23.

Biologists box bass, crappie at DeGray Lake

June 20, 2018

ARKADELPHIA - More than 11,000 cubic feet of new cover for anglers to fish sits at the bottom of DeGray Lake in Clark and Hot Springs counties, thanks to the efforts of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff from across the state. Two-hundred and forty near-permanent fish attractors were dropped in various locations of the 13,800-acre Corps of Engineers reservoir.

Snakeheads undetected in Pool 2 of Arkansas River

June 20, 2018

DUMAS – Recent electrofishing surveys for northern snakeheads, which have been found downstream of Wilbur D. Mills Dam in Desha County, have not been able to locate any of the invasive species in the river or backwaters upstream of that dam.

AGFC unveils new email address for reporting sick animals

June 20, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – Jenn Ballard, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s veterinarian, has introduced a new program to report sick or dead animals and fish that she hopes will help the agency stay on top of health problems affecting wildlife.

AEDC receives $65,000 from Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation

June 20, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Economic Development Commission announced today it has received $65,000 for its Division of Rural Services Unpaved Roads Grant Program. The funding was made possible through the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation with private funds that were contributed by the now dissolved Arkansas Water Foundation.

AGFC Commissioner Meeting Notice

June 19, 2018

You are hereby notified that Commissioners of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will meet on the following dates and times to consider any business that may be brought before the Commission. Unless otherwise stated, meetings will be held at the AGFC offices, 2 Natural Resources Drive in Little Rock.