Arkansas Hunting News

Arkansas WMA Turkey Hunt App Period Begins Dec. 15
Beginning Monday, Dec. 15, Arkansas turkey hunters may apply for limited permits on several Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management areas for the 2009 spring turkey season.
Coal Pile Lake Area in Arkansas Closed to Hunting
In October 2008, the Echubby Lake Hunting Club deeded the Coal Pile Lake area to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The lake is located approximately 15 miles east of Dumas near the community of Pendleton on the Arkansas River.
Arkansas Purchases Property
Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wasted little time before agreeing to purchase their first piece of property utilizing funds from oil and gas leases on the state's wildlife management areas.
Shorter Season Best for Arkansas Turkeys
Biologists from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission again have proposed a conservative turkey season. The AGFC has tried to address declining turkey harvests through the regulations process that started in spring 2005.
Arkansas Deer Harvest Up From 2006-07
Commissioners from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission were briefed on the state's recent deer season harvest. Brad Miller, AGFC deer program coordinator, told the Commission the harvest was up almost 4,200 deer from the 2006-07 season.
Arkansas Floods Displace Deer and Hogs
Wild animals, particularly deer, forced from flooded land have moved to neighboring croplands, and may impact farmers' summer crops.
Arkansas GFC Approves 2008-09 Deer Seasons
Arkansas hunters can begin planning their vacations now that commissioners from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have formally approved the upcoming season dates.
Arkansas 2008 Hunting Seasons Reviewed
At the monthly meeting in Dumas, commissioners for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission were presented with proposals for the 2008-2009 hunting seasons.
Arkansas GFC Officer Shot by Poacher
An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officer was injured Nov 3rd during a shootout with a man suspected of illegal hunting.
Arkansas GFC Approves Spring Turkey Season
Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission today approved a conservative spring 2008 turkey hunting season.