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Bald Knob teams dominate North Region AYSSP events

May 23, 2018

JACKSONVILLE – Chase Martin of the Bald Knob Bulldogs Trap Team White his squad to victory with a perfect day at the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program North Regional tournament May 19.

Spring salad bar finally open for bass anglers

May 23, 2018

RUSSELLVILLE – Something’s finally peeking its head from beneath the surface of the water, and it has bass anglers beaming. While slow to grow this year, the water willow and many other aquatic grasses are starting to grow rapidly, forming a treasure trove of fishing opportunity throughout the state.

Rattlesnake Ridge becomes 73rd natural area

May 23, 2018

ROLAND - Visitors to Pinnacle Mountain State Park probably have noticed Rattlesnake Ridge, which divides the Maumelle River and Little Maumelle River watersheds. As the state’s 73rd natural area, dedicated May 2, its 373 acres will provide a playground for outdoor enthusiasts.

Fish attractor and aquatic vegetation survey

May 23, 2018

<meta charset="utf-8"/>LITTLE ROCK – The Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society currently is conducting an online survey of anglers who target manmade fish attractors and aquatic vegetation in southeastern reservoirs.

AGFC sets 2018-19 hunting seasons, Gov. Hutchinson proclaims Free Fishing Weekend

May 17, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – Commissioners unanimously approved a group of regulations today, effectively setting the season dates and bag limits for the 2018-19 hunting season for all species.

Agency cooperation deals with dangerous barbed-wire line

May 16, 2018

REYDELL – Barbed-wire fencing or any other obstruction to boating cannot be placed across navigable waters in Arkansas, per state law and sometimes federal law, depending on the water body. Not only is it illegal, but it can also present a safety concern to boaters. However, situations do arise at times where landowners or lessors of hunting and fishing property mistake their rights on waters that legally are considered navigable and open to the public.

Two ways to save money on Boater Education in May

May 16, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – Getting out on the water and learning what it takes to stay safe doesn’t have to cost a lot, and in some cases, doesn’t have to cost a thing. Here are two ways to save on Boater Education before heading out for a weekend of fun in the sun.