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Commission applauds Jones’ grit in final meeting as chairman

Members of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission celebrated outgoing Commission Chairman Stan Jones’s final regular meeting Thursday, hailing his perseverance and focus as just the right medicine for the challenges the AGFC faced and flourished in during Fiscal Year 2024. AGFC Director Austin Booth summed up Jones’s tenacious and forthright approach to conservation and…

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Report quail, turkey sightings and help biologists measure the hatch

Citizen scientists across Arkansas can help the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission keep tabs on this year’s eastern wild turkey and northern bobwhite hatch by reporting any birds of these two species they see during their summer travels. According to David Moscicki, Turkey Program coordinator for the AGFC, biologists can combine data collected from the…

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Apply for Arkansas’s Urban Archery Deer Hunts

Registration for Arkansas’s 2024-25 Urban Archery Deer Hunts is open. Bowhunters looking for an extra opportunity to enjoy their sport can help control Arkansas’s urban deer populations, feed the needy in the state and bring home some venison for themselves thanks to AGFC-endorsed urban archery hunts held in towns across The Natural State. Urban archery…

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Westside claims title and scholarships in YSS Senior State tourney; Corning’s junior dynasty grows

Jonesboro Westside Red was looking up at four of its neighboring rivals at the Youth Shooting Sports’ Senior East Regional earlier in May, but Westside’s five shooters all peaked at the right moment on Saturday, June 1, to bring home a Senior Division State Championship for a second time. Both the junior event, held…

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