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Public input is a crucial component of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s process for setting hunting and fishing regulations. Meetings are part of the AGFC’s annual hunting-regulations process, providing hunters with the opportunity to make comments and proposals on the 2013-14 hunting seasons. The meetings will be held 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Jan. 29, at the following locations:

  • Calico Rock AGFC Regional Office, 1125 Highway 56, Calico Rock, 877-297-4331
  • Fayetteville Ozark Electric Cooperative Corporation,  3641 Wedington Drive, Fayetteville,  866-253-2506
  • Hope AGFC Regional Office,  7004 Highway 67 East, Perrytown,  877-777-5580
  • Jonesboro Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center,  600 East Lawson Road, Jonesboro,  877-972-5438
  • Little Rock AGFC Central Office 2 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock,  800-364-4263
  • Monticello AGFC Regional Office 771 Jordan Drive, Monticello,  877-367-3559
  • Mount Ida Montgomery County Courthouse 105 Highway 270 East, Mt. Ida,  877-478-1043
  • Russellville AGFC Regional Office 1266 Lock and Dam Road, Russellville, 877-967-7577

Written comments may be submitted at any of the meetings or mailed by Feb. 28 to the AGFC, attn: Hunting Regulations Proposals, 2 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205. There will be a brief presentation starting at 7 p.m. followed by oral comments from the public. After the meeting, AGFC personnel will be available to answer questions.

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Click here to get your free use permit for Arkansas’s Sweet 16 WMAs.

 

Hunters using one of Arkansas’s Sweet 16 WMAs will need a free permit this year. Use permits for the following WMAs are available at agfc.com or by clicking the image above.

  • Ed Gordon Point Remove WMA
  • Hope Upland WMA
  • Mike Freeze Wattensaw WMA
  • Moro Big Pine Natural Area WMA
  • Bayou Meto WMA
  • Freddie Black Choctaw Island Deer Research WMA
  • Harold E. Alexander Spring River WMA
  • Shirey Bay Rainey Brake WMA
  • Dr. Lester Sitzes, III Bois D’Arc WMA
  • Sheffield Nelson Dagmar WMA
  • Rick Evans Grandview Prairie WMA
  • Scott Henderson Gulf Mountain WMA
  • Trusten Holder WMA
  • Henry Gray Hurricane Lake WMA
  • Dave Donaldson Black River WMA
  • McIlroy Madison County WMA

All hunters, regardless of the game they are after, are required to carry this free use permit while on the WMA.
AGFC deer biologist Cory Gray says the free permit will enable the AGFC to capture hunter-use information on the WMAs and offer better information to biologists before setting or adjusting management objectives.
For more information about Arkansas’s Sweet 16, click http://www.agfc.com/hunting/Pages/HuntingSweet16.aspx

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Click the image to download a free copy of the 2011-12 Hunting Guidebook.

Click the image to download a free copy of the 2011-12 Hunting Guidebook.

When you are getting ready for the hunt, a small but potentially important item in your gear should be the 2011-12 Hunting Guidebook of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
This is the interpretive summary of the AGFC’s hunting regulations. It also has things like forms for permission to hunt on private lake, forms for giving your game to someone else, deer tags and much more.
During deer season, don’t forget to use the AGFC’s Telecheck system to check your game. The new number is 866-305-0808 and is toll-free. Call it from anywhere when you are ready to check your game.
If you are an over-65 hunter, a 3-year disabled license hunter or a younger-than-16 hunter, write this number down and keep it in your billfold. The number is in the AGFC’s Hunting Guidebook and is also on the game tags in the Guidebook. For others with wildlife conservation licenses or sportsmen’s licenses, the number also can be found on hunting license tags.
Game-checking can be done three ways – the call to 866-305-0808 or online at www.agfc.com or the AGFC’s iPhone application. When you’ve finished checking your game, you’ll be given a check number that must be recorded on the license. So make sure you have a pen ready.
Take a guidebook along. They are free and available all over the state. One in your pocket, backpack or vehicle could come in handy.

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