Arkansas Hunting News

Arkansas Public Meetings January 5th
Public input is a crucial component of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's process for setting hunting and fishing regulations, and the method of gathering public input will be slightly different beginning in January.
Arkansas Region E - Reopened to Hunting
Deer hunters in Flood Prone Region E will be able to hunt again after an emergency action by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The commission approved an emergency reopening for Flood Prone Region E during a meeting December 4th.
Arkansas Spring Turkey Season Will Remain Shorter
For the fourth consecutive year, commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have agreed that a shorter season is needed to match gobbler harvest to recent below-average turkey brood production. It also will allow more hens to breed and start nesting before hunters take to the woods.
Arkansas Closes Fall Turkey Seasons
After voicing concerns about declining spring turkey harvests, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission today voted to close all 2009 fall turkey hunting seasons in the state.
Senators Fight Ban of Traditional Ammo in National Parks
A letter signed by numerous United States senators to Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar raising important questions about actions by the National Park Service (NPS) to ban the use of traditional ammunition in parks . . .
Arkansas Deer Season Second Highest on Record
It was a very good year for deer hunting in Arkansas. Hunters recorded the second highest harvest total on record. Preliminary harvest figures show that almost 183,700 total deer were checked during the 2008-09 season.
Arkansas GFC Closes West Boundary Road
In the interest of public safety, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has closed the West Boundary Road on the Trusten Holder Wildlife Management Area.
Arkansas 2009-10 Hunting Seasons Set
Arkansas youth deer hunters will enjoy two extra days for their modern gun hunt and a relaxed antler restriction during the upcoming deer season. Commissioners from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission formally approved the regulation changes as part of the 2009-10 hunting season-setting process at its monthly meeting.
Arkansas House Bills Introduced to Benefit Outdoor Recreation
Two House bills that were introduced March 3 by Rep. Robert Moore of Arkansas City have unified the leaders of several state agencies for the benefit of outdoor recreation in Arkansas.
Arkansas GFC Met Jan 22nd
During the short meeting, commissioners were provided a harvest report on the state’s recent elk season. Cory Gray, the AGFC’s new elk biologist, reported that a total of 16 elk were harvested during the state’s three seasons.