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Special deer permits offer variety of hunts

LITTLE ROCK – The special WMA deer permit hunt applications currently available on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s web site, offers hunters three choices. Each hunter may submit one application for each type of permit hunt: archery, muzzleloader and modern gun. Hunters who are not able to apply online …

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Applications to Become an Outdoors-Woman Open

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will open online enrollment in this year’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop beginning June 5. The workshop, which introduces women 18 and older to various outdoors activities, will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2017 at the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center in …

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Stargazing at Rick Evans Grandview

Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center will hold a stargazing event on Saturday, June 24th from 9 until 10 p.m.  The night sky is beautiful this time of year! Come join the staff at Rick Evans Grandview Prairie to take an up close look at the night sky. They …

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Commission approves hunting regulations changes

The 2017-18 hunting seasons are set and the season dates for all game including waterfowl season and 2018 turkey season. Opening days of the 2017-18 Arkansas deer season are: Archery – Sept. 23, 2017 Muzzleloader – Oct. 21, 2017 Modern Gun – Nov. 11, 2017 Private Land Modern Gun Antlerless …

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NJHS Places 3rd at AYSSP Tournament

Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center recently hosted the 8th annual local Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program tournament.  Nashville Junior High School team one placed third in the junior divison and Brayden Fritts of Nashville received the high point individual award and hit 24 of 25 clays.  Nashville High …

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UAMS Researching Arkansas Ticks

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is putting out the call for citizen scientists. A research team wants to test ticks from all 75 Arkansas counties and is asking for residents to send them in for testing. They say it doesn’t matter if you are at deer camp, on …

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2016 boating accident report shows room for improvement

LITTLE ROCK – As the warmth of spring begins to creep back into the forecast and people’s minds begin drifting back to angling and other fun to be had on the water, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission would like to remind everyone to make sure they have a properly …

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Elk Harvested in Little River County

Arkansas hunters harvested a record 55 elk during the 2016-17 hunting season, according to a report given by Wes Wright, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s elk program coordinator, at last week’s monthly Commission meeting. The record tally represented a 15 percent increase in harvest from the 2015 season and …

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Arkansas State Parks to Launch New Reservation System

Arkansas State Parks is introducing a new reservation system that is packed with a gamut of user friendly improvements. Starting March 2, 2017, Active Network will replace the current reservation system. By weaving simplicity and technology together, Active Network has created a reservation system which allows guests to more precisely …

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AGFC Seeking Information on Spotted Skunks

What type of skunks do we have in Arkansas? Striped and spotted skunk. The striped skunk is the most common and seen statewide from urban to rural areas. Spotted skunks (sometimes called civet or civet cats) are smaller and less is known about them. We’re looking for volunteers to help …

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