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Holland Bottoms’ rest area important for ducks and area hunters

A small triangle of land totaling about 90 acres, Lake Pickthorne Waterfowl Rest Area inside Holland Bottoms Wildlife Management Area, plays a huge role in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s moist-soil wetland habitat program. Jason “Buck” Jackson, the AGFC’s statewide wetlands program coordinator, said. “It’s important to me since we don’t have any other…

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AGFC, Academics Afield brings new audience outdoors

A group of students has begun building a community of hunters on the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff campus. Hollie Sanders, an assistant chief in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Education Division, offered a glimpse into the Academics Afield program during the Commission’s January meeting. “This program is designed to introduce college students…

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Fish Consumption Advisory Issued for Bull Shoals and Norfork

The Arkansas Department of Health is issuing a fish consumption advisory for walleye on Bull Shoals Lake (Marion, Baxter, and Boone counties) and Norfork Lake (Baxter and Fulton counties). This advisory comes after some walleye from both waterbodies, collected by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and tested by the Arkansas Division of Environmental Quality,…

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