Of the visionaries that built sport fishing over the last 50-60 years, Jerry McKinnis of Little Rock doesn't get the credit he deserves, but he stakes an authoritative claim in his new book Bass Fishing, Brown Dogs & Curveballs.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission approved early migratory bird hunting seasons, heard proposals for the late migratory bird seasons and discussed an earlier opening for the spring turkey season during its monthly meeting Thursday in Little Rock.
Acknowledging the economic and cultural importance of hunting and fishing in Arkansas, Gov. Asa Hutchinson named Joe Morgan of Little Rock as his first appointment to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on Wednesday in Little Rock.
Entering his final year on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, chairman Emon Mahony of El Dorado said he wants to stimulate and facilitate vigorous discussion about issues the commission will tackle in coming years.