Acres for Wild Life Program


Acres for Wild Life Program
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2920 Mcclellan Dr
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 932-6888
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Public meeting scheduled to update public on CWD in Arkansas…

Public meeting scheduled to update public on CWD in Arkansas JASPER – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be hosting a special public meeting concerning chronic wasting disease at the Carroll Electric Cooperative Building in Jasper, at 6 p.m., March 14. It’s been one year since the first case of CWD was discovered in Arkansas, and many steps have been taken to learn more about the disease and its prevalence in The Natural State. When we went to the people of Jasper back in March last year, we promised them we would keep them informed as we worked to identify the disease’s spread and impact in the state,” said Cory Gray, manager of the AGFC’s newly formed Research, Evaluation and Compliance Division. “This meeting will let us update everyone about what we’ve learned and what steps we are looking at to continue battling the spread of this disease.” Since the initial finding, the disease has been found in 206 white-tailed deer and six additional elk. The most recent positive cases have been the result of samples collected from taxidermists on deer that were presented for mounting. According to Gray, 28 positive cases have come from 898 samples submitted. “Those samples don’t really contribute scientifically in determining prevalence in the state, as mounted animals are biased toward your older bucks, which are the highest risk for having CWD,” Gray said. “But those samples were taken to identify any new areas where the disease may have spread. All positive cases came from counties already in the CWD Management Zone.” Another positive case came from 29 samples collected through veterinarians, and three cases came from samples taken from the Missouri Department of Conservation on deer harvested in Arkansas. “Missouri currently does not have a carcass importation ban, so they collected voluntary samples of deer that crossed the state line from Arkansas during the season,” Gray said. Gray says that biologists do not intend to take any random samples from the Jasper area outside of hunting season, but they do intend to conduct some selective sampling near Arkansas Nuclear One, where hunting is prohibited, in the immediate vicinity of the southernmost positive case, sampled in Pope County. “We also plan to continue taking samples from sick deer and elk reported by the public as well as road-killed deer,” Gray said. “We will resume collecting road-killed deer reported by the public from Feb. 20-April 1, and again from Sept. 18-Nov. 1. These windows were determined last year to be the best times when deer movement was high and temperatures allowed collection of viable samples.” If you see a deer or elk you suspect of having CWD, please call 1-800-482-9262. Visit for more information.

Two in custody after attempting to run over wildlife officer LITTLE ROCK – Two Searcy residents are in custody..

Two in custody after attempting to run over wildlife officer LITTLE ROCK – Two Searcy residents are in custody after fleeing from Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers and attempting to hit another wildlife officer. The incident occurred Feb. 19 on the Cherokee Wildlife Management Area in Cleburne County. Officers were patrolling the WMA by all-terrain vehicle Sunday afternoon. The wildlife officer discharged his service weapon after the suspect’s vehicle attempted to back over him. The driver, 37-year-old April Dawn “Sue” Whitehurst and her passenger, 34 year old John T. Whitehurst were arrested for aggravated assault. Sue Whitehurst also was charged with fleeing. The incident is being investigated by the Arkansas State Police.

Weekly Fishing Report - February 22, 2017 -…

Weekly Fishing Report - February 22, 2017 - Catfish a Plenty at Lake...

Weekly Fishing Report - February 22, 2017 - Catfish a Plenty at Lake Overcup Carl Prince caught a pair of blue catfish, one 30 pounds and the other 18 pounds, Sunday at Overcup Landing on Lake Overcup, according to the owner over Overcup Landing, Johnny "Catfish" Banks. Banks is one of the regular weekly contributors to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's Fishing Report, and he's always got a "fish" story that's easily verifiable thanks to Facebook, where he posts many of the success stories at Overcup Landing. Got a fish story to share with the Fishing Report? You can always email Jim Harris at AGFC at to share your tidbits and photos. Or, you can visit our Facebook page and submitting there; just click the red box below. Another week of unseasonable temperatures is ahead for Arkansas anglers, so get out and enjoy the many opportunities that abound in The Natural State.

Regional archery tournaments set stage for state championship LITTLE ROCK – More than 3,200 students across..

Regional archery tournaments set stage for state championship LITTLE ROCK – More than 3,200 students across Arkansas took aim during the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program’s regional competitions last weekend. In addition to the top three teams from each division at each regional tournament, the school that hosted each regional will be allowed one “at large” entry into the 2017 ANASP State Championship. “Every regional tournament went smoothly,” said Gray. “We had anywhere from 200 to 500 students shooting at each meet through the course of the day.” The state championship tournament will be held at Bank of the Ozarks Arena in Hot Springs on March 3-4. Elementary and middle school divisions will shoot on March 3, and the high school competition will be held the day after. In addition to team competition, the top shooters at each regional tournament will be invited to compete at the state championship individually for additional awards. “Many of these shooters were on one of the qualifying teams,” said Gray. “But we wanted to make sure that the absolute best shooters in the state were competing for the individual awards regardless of what team they shot for.” Admission to the state tournament is free, and attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food item for a food drive. “We’ll be giving away door prizes during the day for people who bring in something for the food drive,” Gray said. Shooters won’t only be challenged with Olympic-style archery, but will have other contests and games to participate in if they wish. “We’ll have a 3D archery course for participants to shoot, as well as a couple of special challenges,” Gray said. “We have an archery trap-throwing machine where students can aim at a moving target, and we have a special shoot where archers can try to hit a ping pong ball floating on a column of air.” Visit for complete team and individual scores for each region.

AGFC wildlife officers clean up ‘Trache on the Cache’ AUGUSTA – Wildlife Officers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission worked with partner agencies and volunteers to clean a “ton” of trash from the waters of the Cache River Wildlife Refuge Feb. 11. “During Operation Trache on the Cache, we removed 35 bags of garbage and many more pieces of refuse from the refuge,” said Cpl. Jay Thomas with the AGFC. “It wasn’t restricted to small items either.” In addition to smaller bits of trash, volunteers recovered 107 tires, three porta potties, a bathtub, a water heater, a refrigerator a couch and a large amount of scrap metal. They even collected a kitchen sink to wrap things up properly. All of these items had been illegally dumped near the Bayou DeView Access on Arkansas Highway 306. “In addition to being an eyesore and possible danger to people using the area, littering is a serious offense with possible fines up to $1,000,” said Thomas. The AGFC would like to thank the following agencies, organizations and individuals for their valuable help in helping keep our outdoors clean: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arkansas Canoe Club, Woodruff County Sheriff’s Office, and Heath Kendrick and Clay Hollowell from McCrory School District FFA. People interested in volunteering for future cleanup efforts are welcome to contact their local AGFC regional office and ask to speak to an enforcement officer or wildlife area manager over the WMA they wish to help. A list of regional office phone numbers is available at