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Commission hears first reading of regulation concerning carry of handguns for defense while hunting

Dec. 14, 2017

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission heard the first official reading of a regulation change clarifying the carry of handguns for defensive purposes while hunting at its regularly scheduled meeting today.

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Dec. 13, 2017

Big trout are being caught in the Spring River.

Squirrels give good reason to get ‘stuck in a rut’

Dec. 13, 2017

The deer rut isn’t the only game in town when it comes to winter hunts that get the blood pumping. Mid- to late December beckons an intense period of breeding activity for another animal in the deer woods, and most people have watched it happen while sitting in their tree stand.

Wildlife of Arkansas 2018 Student Art Contest accepting entries

Dec. 13, 2017

The Arkansas Wildlife Federation and the Little Rock-based nonprofit organization Creative Ideas have come together to promote wildlife education through the arts in the Fifth Annual Wildlife of Arkansas Student Art Contest.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Dec. 13, 2017

AGFC biologists completed the first aerial survey for duck counts in Arkansas last week.

Give the gift of habitat to a fish with your Christmas tree this year

Dec. 13, 2017

Once the wrapping paper has been thrown away and the last drop of egg nog has been consumed, few people have a use for that evergreen tree that graced their home during the holiday season. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has a new job for those leftover trees – as fish habitat.

Tiptoe through the trout streams during the fall spawn

Dec. 13, 2017

Native to Europe, the German brown trout found in the tailwaters of Beaver, Bull Shoals, Norfork and Greers Ferry dams, typically start their spawning run during fall and winter, offering die-hard anglers a chance at some fantastic fishing. But biologists ask anglers to keep a conservation mindset when chasing these gems of the tailwater so everyone will be able to enjoy them for years to come.