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AGFC to partner with Clarksville, University of the Ozarks on proposed shooting range 

Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners at today’s meeting authorized AGFC Director Austin Booth to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the city of Clarksville and the University of the Ozarks to construct a new shooting sports complex. The proposed range will be open to the public and complement the university’s growing collegiate shooting sports…

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Northwest Arkansas Land Trust announces 580-acre conservation easement to preserve critical wildlife habitat

Northwest Arkansas Land Trust recently announced the establishment of a significant 580-acre conservation easement in Crawford County in collaboration with landowners Philip and Rebecca Thompson. The property is part of the Boston Mountains Scenic Wildlife Corridor, a priority area for NWALT, where a substantial block of U.S. Forest Service land is located. Recognizing the importance…

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AGFC opens up fall fishing derbies with the ‘Big Catch’ at Lake Valencia Sept. 16

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Community First Alliance, Inc. will host Arkansas’s largest community fishing event from 8 a.m.-noon this Saturday at Lake Valencia in Maumelle. “The Big Catch has sort of become our unofficial opening to fall catfish stockings in community ponds,” Maurice Jackson, AGFC Family and Community Fishing Program coordinator, said.…

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Arkansas hunting injuries hit 13-year low

According to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s recently released “2023 Hunting Incident Report,” Arkansas hunters last year reported the fewest number of hunting accidents requiring medical attention since 2010. Sixteen incidents were recorded, including two resulting in fatalities. “With nearly 307,000 licensed hunters in the woods last year, that’s one serious injury out of…

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