Tagged: arkansas game and fish commission

Additional Samples to Test for Chronic Wasting to be Taken

by Associated Press 7/27/2016 2:52 pm

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists plan to take additional samples from deer to search for chronic wasting disease in southern Pope County.

First Case of Chronic Wasting Disease Confirmed in Arkansas

by Associated Press 2/24/2016 6:36 am

The commission said a 2½-year-old elk killed near Pruitt on the Buffalo National River in northern Arkansas during the October hunting tested positive for the fatal disease and officials are now following control and monitoring plans that were developed in 2006 as the disease was appearing in other states.

Subcommittee to Start Search for Arkansas Game & Fish Leader

by Associated Press 2/1/2016 8:13 am

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Chairman Emon Mahony has named a three-person subcommittee to start the search for a new commission director.

State Rice Convention to Take Place in Jonesboro

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2016 11:50 am

The Arkansas Rice Council and Arkansas Rice Farmers will hold their annual meeting and trade show Friday, Feb. 5, at the ASU Convocation Center in Jonesboro beginning at 9 a.m.

Arkansas Administering $600K for Wildlife Education Programs

by Associated Press 10/12/2015 4:33 pm

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission is distributing more than $600,000 in fines collected to schools and conservation districts for wildlife education programs.

Dates Approved for Arkansas Waterfowl Season

by Associated Press 8/22/2014 11:18 am

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has approved the dates for the upcoming waterfowl hunting season.

Mike Beebe Appoints Andrew Parker to Game & Fish Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/9/2014 10:26 am

Gov. Mike Beebe has appointed Andrew Parker to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Parker, the director of governmental affairs for the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, will serve a seven-year term.

Your Worn-Out Christmas Trees Can Aid Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Fisheries

by Lauren James 1/2/2014 8:00 am

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission asks that leftover Christmas trees be dropped off at several sites around the state for use in improving the state's fisheries.

Instagram Wednesday: Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center

by Lauren James 8/21/2013 7:44 am

In our fun weekly series where we highlight our favorite Instagram photo from this week, we're looking at the various natural elements of downtown Little Rock's Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center.

Ty Patterson to Replace Rick Watkins on Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2013 9:26 am

Gov. Mike Beebe has named Ty Patterson of Texarkana to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Heads Up Arkansas Duck Hunters; Ratoon Rice Crop Might Land You In Trouble

by Brent Birch 11/19/2012 12:25 pm

With many Arkansas rice fields sporting a ratoon rice crop this fall, the United State Fish & Wildlife Service is putting hunters on notice that manipulating these fields could result in a baiting ticket.

Judge Tosses Lawsuit Challenging Game & Fish's Duck Blind Rule

by Associated Press 11/17/2012 9:32 am

A Poinsett County judge has thrown out a lawsuit challenging a state rule that bans permanent duck blinds on Wildlife Management Area lands.

Go Fish in June at a Youth Fishing Derby

by Blair Neel 6/7/2012 11:15 am

June is the month to head down to the water hole and reel in a catch, with youth fishing derbies popping up around central Arkansas. Young fishergirls and boys have plenty of chances to cast a line and wait for the fish to bite, with several events happening this weekend (June 8-10).

2012 Jerry Jones Sportman of the Year Awards

by Soiree Staff 5/1/2012 12:00 am

The Jerry Jones Sportsman of the Year Award was held at Chenal Country Club and honored Steve “Wildman” Wilson, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Public Affairs Coordinator and host of “Talkin’ Outdoors at the Corner Café.”

Paddle Arkansas Water Trails For Optimal Viewing of Wildlife

by Karen Martin 7/20/2011 5:20 am

New routes are planned for Arkansas Water Trails, a program initiated by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission to highlight Arkansas as prime paddling territory.

Jim's Notebook: Typical Options for Duck Hunting Dates Proposed; British Open Becomes Wide Open

by Jim Harris 7/15/2011 3:00 pm

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission this week offered the usual three options for duck hunting dates. Whatever is chosen, somebody will be unhappy it wasn't either of the other two choices. No matter what is selected, each option calls for a Jan. 29 finish to the season, which is what we've always liked.

2011-2012 Arkansas Duck Season Dates Proposed

by Brent Birch 7/14/2011 6:11 pm

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission announced three duck season options based on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service framework today at their monthly meeting in Little Rock.

Two Big Speaking Engagements to Put on Calendar: One Basketball (Eddie Sutton), One Ducks (Jerry Jones)

by Jim Harris 10/7/2010 11:31 am

We received news Thursday morning of two events with major players coming up in a few weeks that will be worth considering for attendance: Ducks Unlimited will recognize Marion "Mack" McCollum with the sixth annual Jerry Jones Sportsman's Award on Oct. 26 at Chenal Country Club, and on Nov. 18 the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame honors Joe Kleine with legendary basketball coach Eddie Sutton on hand.

UPDATED: Game & Fish Announces Dates for 2010 Duck Hunting Season

by Lance Turner 8/19/2010 10:35 am

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission meets today to approve hunting dates for this year’s late migratory bird season. We’ll update this post with the commission’s decision as soon as we know it. Meanwhile, let's review the commission's three options.

Celebrate Arkansas Earth Day Today at North Little Rock's North Shore Riverwalk

by Karen Martin 4/24/2010 4:32 am

Music, food, kids' activities, and fun opportunities to learn about the environment are all included in Arkansas Earth Day Festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today (April 24), North Shore Riverwalk.