Tagged: arkansas game & fish commission

8 Water Sports to Enjoy on the Lake—From Stand-Up Paddleboarding to Spearfishing

by Sarah Campbell 7/13/2016 12:00 am

Wakesurfing, spearfishing and stand-up paddleboarding are all the rage this season, but the selection of water sports perfect for lake-goers in Arkansas doesn’t stop there. Here are eight water sports that will make a splash on your family’s next lake day.

Hutchinson Appoints Bobby Martin to Game & Fish Commission

by Alexis Hosticka 7/7/2016 2:38 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday appointed Bobby L. Martin of Rogers to the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission to serve a 7-year term, replacing outgoing commissioner Emon Mahony.

Third Case of Chronic Wasting Disease Confirmed in Arkansas

by Associated Press 3/22/2016 4:48 pm

The state Game and Fish Commission said Tuesday that a white-tailed deer found at Camp Orr recently tested positive for the fatal disease.

Game & Fish Commission Names Jeff Crow New Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2016 7:31 am

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on Thursday unanimously approved Jeff Crow as its new director.

Johnelle Hunt Gives $5M To Game & Fish for Nature Center

by Marty Cook 11/20/2015 2:05 pm

Johnelle Hunt, the co-founder of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, pledged $5 million toward the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission’s effort to build a nature center in Springdale. Foundation President Chuck Dicus calls the donation "a great way to start" the campaign.

The One-Way Test (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/16/2015 12:00 am

At virtually every meeting, Rotarians recite “The Four-Way Test of the Things We Think, Say or Do,” but I keep my mouth shut. I’m fine with the first two — Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? — because those are my personal and professional goals at all times. But the parts about building goodwill and friendship and being beneficial to all concerned — well, the things I’m paid to think, say and do don’t always pass those tests.

AGFC Commissioner Andrew Parker on Parenting With A Natural State of Mind

by Heather Bennett 10/1/2015 12:00 am

The great outdoors is definitely a comfort zone for latest Arkansas Game and Fish commission appointee Andrew Parker.

Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Celebrates 100 Years of Conservation and Outdoor Family Fun

by Heather Bennett 10/1/2015 12:00 am

Since the AGFC’s inception 100 years ago, the agency has worked diligently to restore wildlife habitats and native species populations. They have partnered with state and federal agencies, organizations and private citizens to enforce regulations, reintroduce species and ensure habitat recovery throughout Arkansas for all to enjoy.

Game & Fish Sets Duck Season at 60 Days

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2015 8:42 am

The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission has set the upcoming duck season at 60 days, the 19th consecutive year it has done so.

AGFC At 100: Waterfowl Part Of Centennial Celebration Of Wildlife Wonders

by Greenhead Staff 8/21/2015 12:00 am

After a century of helping protect and promote wildlife and wildlife habitat in Arkansas, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is going strong and continuing to carry out its mission.

Trout at Hatchery Test Positive for Potentially Fatal Virus

by Associated Press 8/11/2015 1:41 pm

Rainbow trout at a state fish hatchery have tested positive for a virus that can potentially be fatal to fingerling trout but poses no danger to humans or fishermen who handle or eat the fish.

Asa Hutchinson Names Joe Morgan to Game and Fish Commission

by Associated Press 7/15/2015 4:01 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named a retired car dealer from Little Rock to the panel that regulates hunting and fishing in the state.

Sibling Dispute Leads to Sale of Farm & Hunting Land in Delta

by George Waldon 2/9/2015 12:00 am

A long-running sibling dispute is culminating this month in a court-ordered sale expected to yield a $50 million-plus transaction.

Hunter Education Courses: Good Start to a Great Hunt

by Dwain Hebda 10/14/2014 12:00 am

To help develop an interest in hunting, as well as teach the new generation of hunters to participate in the sport safely, Arkansas Game and Fish supports a number of initiatives for young people.

Landers Auto Dealership Drives $22.1M Toyota Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Luther Auto Group’s acquisition of Steve Landers Toyota in Little Rock generated a real estate transaction valued at $22.1 million. A former Metropolitan National Bank branch in west Little Rock is under new ownership after a $1.76 million sale. And a 27,832-SF piece of the Arcade Building in downtown Little Rock changed hands in a transaction valued at $1.2 million.

Grand Slam on the Prairie: Sportsmen Get Rare Chance To Fulfill List Of A Lifetime

by Brent Birch 9/8/2014 12:00 am

After a few phone calls and a little networking, I built a lineup of hunts that most waterfowlers only dream about. Not one hunt but four outstanding private clubs – the proverbial bucket list of places or specific clubs that would cause someone to make a deal with the devil just to get one hunt on those hallowed grounds.

A Home On The Range: Youth Shooters Flock To New Jacksonville Facility

by Jeff Reed 9/8/2014 12:00 am

One of the reasons the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Shooting Complex exists in Jacksonville is to spark an interest in hunting and the safe use of firearms for future generations. With that in mind, the facility, opened last spring, is already a success. The range was built for both recreational and competitive shooters, and the numbers tell the tale.

‘Pepper’s Pond’ Lets Dogs Do What They Love Best

by Todd Traub 9/8/2014 12:00 am

For more than 10 years, hunting dogs in training have been getting their feet wet at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s training site at the Camp Robinson Special Use Area near Mayflower. Officially known as Boone Pond, the facility is better known as Pepper’s Pond, named after the dog that belonged to Larry McMurry, who helped get the training area up and running.

Arkansas' 2014-2015 Duck Season Dates Proposed

by Brent Birch 7/18/2014 7:44 am

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission announced proposed dates for the upcoming duck and goose season at their monthly board meeting in Little Rock.

The Law of the Wild

by Brent Birch 9/9/2013 12:00 am

Arkansas Game & Fish Commission officers face a variety of challenges in a day’s work.