Arkansas Hunting News

Landowners Voice Concerns Regarding Deer Dog Hunting
It’s a controversial subject in Arkansas sportsmen circles - the use of dogs to hunt deer. At a December 13th Arkansas Game and Fish Commission meeting, two landowners from north-central Arkansas gave commissioners several chilling accounts of confrontations with deer dog hunters on their property.
Commission Approves License Waiver for Mobilized Military
They’re the best this country has to offer and they’re in far away lands protecting the United States. All members of the United States military mobilized for active duty will be allowed to hunt and fish in Arkansas, while on furlough, without a hunting or fishing license.
Judge Rules in Favor of AGFC in Deer Dog Case
A long-running conflict between the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Arkansas Dog Hunters Association may be coming to an end. Last week, Judge Willard Proctor ruled in favor of the AGFC in a case dealing with the agency’s decision to ban deer hunting with dogs in certain areas of the state.
AGFC Sets Hunting Seasons
Deer hunters across Arkansas can start arranging their vacation time. Commissioners from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission today approved the 2004-2005 deer hunting season at the agency’s monthly meeting in Hot Springs.
AGFC Considers Changes in Deer Hunting Regulations
The commission will study bag limit proposals and make a decision at their April 15 meeting in Hot Springs. If approved by the commission, the state’s bag limit would remain at three deer - the same as the previous season.
Hunters Make Voices Heard at Public Meetings
It’s obvious that Arkansas hunters are enthusiastic about their sport. That was readily apparent as the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission completed its public meeting schedule on proposed 2004-2005 deer season options Tuesday night.
Commission Considers 2004-2005 Deer Season
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is considering several options for the 2004-2005 deer season and they would like to have as much input as possible on these options from the hunting public.
Leftover WMA Deer Permits On Sale October 6th
Leftover Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Wildlife Management Area deer hunting permits will be on sale at several AGFC regional offices and the Little Rock office beginning Monday, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Deer Hunts Available on Choctaw Island
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s newest Wildlife Management Area will be open to permit deer hunting this season. The 9,000-acre Choctaw Island WMA in Desha County is now the only public land "inside the levees" of the Mississippi River in the state of Arkansas.
Deer Herd Gets Clean Bill of Health
Arkansas’ deer herd got a clean bill of health this week. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission had over 250 deer tested recently and none tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease.