Arkansas Hunting News

AGFC Waives Hunting and Fishing Fees for Hurricane Evacuees
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission waived state recreational hunting and fishing license requirements for Hurricane Katrina evacuees temporarily living in Arkansas. With thousands of evacuees calling Arkansas their temporary home, the AGFC waived their license requirement so hurricane victims could enjoy all The Natural State has to offer.
Upcoming Waterfowl Season Dates Proposed
The mercury may be nearing the 100-degree mark in Arkansas, but today the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission was talking duck hunting. Specifically, the Commission announced the proposed the waterfowl season dates for the upcoming season.
AGFC Proposes Flyway-Wide Spinning Wing Decoy Ban
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be proposing a flyway-wide ban on all spinning and flapping wing decoys during the Mississippi Flyway Council meeting next week in Tunica. The council will decide at that meeting whether to adopt the AGFC's ban request for the upcoming waterfowl season.
Commission takes no Action on Deer Dog Issue
Commissioners from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission today took no action on a proposal that would have required permits for hunters who want to use dogs during the upcoming deer season in parts of northern Arkansas.
AGFC Files Lawsuit Over Timber Damage
Timber damaged by flooding spurred the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to file a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. The lawsuit will be filed on Friday, March 18 in Washington D.C.
Approval of Proposed Hunting Regulations Delayed
Due to changes from the previous month's hunting season regulation proposals, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission today delayed formal approval of the 2005-2006 seasons. The Commission wanted to provide additional notice and opportunity for the public to comment on the changes before taking a final vote on the proposed regulations.
More Land Opened for Deer Hunters
Since floodwaters have dropped, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has reopened deer hunting on some property that was closed last week along the Mississippi River. All Arkansas lands south of Arkansas Highway 82 and east of U.S. Highway 65 reopened Sunday, Feb. 6, when the Mississippi River dropped to 45.58 feet at Greenville, Miss.
Commission Discusses Hunting Deer with Dogs Issue
Commissioners from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have been wrestling with the conflicts between property owners and deer dog hunters for several years. At today’s meeting, the commission discussed a proposal to gather all interested parties to work out a compromise for all concerned.
Deer Hunting Closed in Flooded Region
In an emergency proclamation Friday, January 21, 2005, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission closed deer hunting on all Arkansas lands east of Highway 65 and south of Highway 82 in Chicot County. All other hunting seasons will remain unchanged.
Bighorn Sheep Released on Independence Peak
Thirty-five California bighorn sheep, 15 from Oregon and 20 from Nevada, are now calling Independence Peak home. This is the second release of bighorn sheep to the area. Thirteen sheep were released in 2003; those sheep were captured in the Jarbidge and Bruneau canyons.