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Biological samples reveal 70 new cases of CWD, no new counties affected

Seventy new cases of chronic wasting disease have been found in Arkansas since deer season opened in September, according to samples collected by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists, taxidermists and veterinarians. Although the number of positive cases is high, no samples from new areas of the state have been …

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Water Not in the Offing for Ducks Anytime Soon

LITTLE ROCK — Record dry conditions have made duck hunting nearly impossible for much of Arkansas. If you’re able to pump any water onto fields or into privately owned timber, there are some ducks available, but that number likely dropped off from opening weekend, according to Arkansas Game and Fish …

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Motorists watch for deer on highways

Rut is in full swing in most parts of the state, and with the increased deer activity comes something that happens to hundreds of Arkansas drivers every year – a collision with a deer. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission advises all motorists to be aware of what may be …

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Duck Season is Here

Jim Harris, AGFC The Season Is Here Duck season in Arkansas will open 30 minutes before sunrise Saturday, Nov. 18, with 60 days of hunting. With near-record numbers of ducks from the northern breeding grounds for yet another year, Arkansas hunters will enjoy 60 days of hunting for the 21st …

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Hunter observations can help complete wildlife management puzzle

Deer hunters can use their smartphones in order to assist the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission with wildlife management efforts. The AGFC’s free Deer Hunting Observational Survey is part of the AGFC app that can be downloaded to either Apple or android smartphones. This mobile survey quickly allows hunters to …

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Grandview to sponsor Hunter Ed Class on Dec 2

A free hunter education class, sponsored by Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center will be held on Saturday, December 2nd from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration required. Visit www.register-ed.com to register. Lunch not provided. Bring a sack lunch. Who Needs Hunter Education? Anyone born on or after Jan. …

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Approved Landfills for Deer Carcasses

Approved Landfills for Deer Carcasses Source: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission HEMPSTEAD City of Hope 3759 Hwy 67 West, Hope, AR 71801 870-777-6701 HOWARD Upper SW Arkansas RSWMD 319 Landfill Road, Nashville, AR 71852 870-845-2866

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Antlerless hunt offers head start to deer season

Randy Zellers Assistant Chief of Communications With shorter days and football season in full swing, many Arkansas hunters are starting to get the itch to enjoy a quiet morning in the woods, waiting on a deer to show at their favorite hunting spot. Hunters who can’t stand the wait until …

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Arkansans harvest record number of alligators during 2017 season

Randy Zellers Assistant Chief of Communications In two long weekends, Arkansas hunters harvested 94 alligators during the 2017 alligator hunting season, eclipsing the previous record of 66 taken in 2016. Mark Barbee, AGFC biologist at the Monticello Regional Office who coordinates the annual hunt, says the increase is largely the …

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First 25 Straight

Congratulations to Hayden Goodson from Nashville on shooting his First 25 Straight at the Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Shotgun Range!

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