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Double-check your Arkansas hunting and fishing license online before hunting

Oct. 18, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — The last few cold nights have leaves changing and deer hunters double-checking their equipment in anticipation. Make sure a valid hunting license is on that “to do” list as you get ready for the muzzleloader season opener this Saturday.

Quirky pack animals aid public land experiences

Oct. 11, 2023

SPRINGDALE — Thanks to a decades-old partnership, the U.S. Forest Service and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are able to offer over a million acres of public hunting opportunity in the Ouachita and Ozark/St. Francis National Forests. Getting the most out of remote portions of these rugged lands, however, takes a little extra effort. Arkansas outfitter Casey Brewster has discovered the therapeutic power of hunting and relaxing in these out-of-the-way public lands, thanks to some ingenuity and a few surefooted assistants. He and his organization lead veterans and first responders on special multiple day hunting trips using pack goats to get their supplies where they need to go.

AGFC plans Arkansas Deer Update for hunters

Oct. 11, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — Biologists and staff from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a live Arkansas Deer Update on the AGFC YouTube channel beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 for hunters heading into the meat of deer season.

Arkansas Deer and Deer Hunting Featured on Arkansas Wildlife Podcast

Oct. 5, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — Join host Trey Reid and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Deer Program Coordinator on this week’s episode of Arkansas Wildlife Podcast as they talk about all things deer. Listen in as they go in depth on Arkansas’s deer population and some of the recent harvests to explain how Arkansas hunters may just be living in the golden years of deer and how the AGFC is working to maintain high-quality habitat and deer hunting in The Natural State.

Log in to new AGFC app, website to check your deer this year

Sept. 21, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’s archery deer season opens Saturday, Sept. 23, and hunters are busy making those last-minute preparations for success. Double-check your license purchase and electronic game tags on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s new mobile app or website before you hit the field so things run smoothly when you seal the deal on that trail camera stud you’ve been watching for the last month.

Arkansas hunting injuries hit 13-year low

Sept. 6, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — According to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s recently released “2023 Hunting Incident Report,” Arkansas hunters last year reported the fewest number of hunting accidents requiring medical attention since 2010. Sixteen incidents were recorded, including two resulting in fatalities.

Conder claims triple trophy award at 6 years old

Aug. 16, 2023

Arkansas hunter Shawn Conder was fortunate and dedicated enough to not only introduce his son and both of his daughters to hunting with successful seasons, but also lead his youngest, Callie Ann, to a Triple Trophy Award in her first year deer hunting. She is one of four 6-year-olds to claim a Triple Trophy Award last deer season, harvesting a deer with a modern gun, muzzleloader and archery tackle within the same deer season.