posted: 12/05/2013 3:35 a.m.
Finally, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission prevailed against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding timber damage at Black River WMA.
posted: 12/01/2013 3:13 a.m.
Who says deer can’t fight back?
posted: 12/01/2013 3:09 a.m.
Many deer hunters in Arkansas use game feeders, but choosing the right feeder can be daunting.
posted: 12/01/2013 3:06 a.m.
STUTTGART — For the third time in four years, Brad Allen of Judsonia won the World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest on Saturday to close the 78th Wings Over the Prairie Festival.
posted: 11/28/2013 3:53 a.m.
I began Thanksgiving Eve at sunrise, standing with some friends in an icy, buckbrush reservoir in Arkansas County.
posted: 11/24/2013 4:08 a.m.
Some say rattling antlers is a dependable way to attract wary whitetails, but others are skeptical.
posted: 11/24/2013 4:05 a.m.
He was my consolation prize for an uneventful deer season, a big 9-point buck that I didn’t shoot.
posted: 11/22/2013 3:36 a.m.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission honored five employees Thursday who were instrumental in minimizing damage to Lake Conway from the oil spill last spring in Mayflower.
posted: 11/21/2013 3:44 a.m.
I’m wandering off topic today to say farewell to James Parins, who died Sunday.
posted: 11/17/2013 4:14 a.m.
Sally Jewell has the timing of a great comic.
posted: 11/17/2013 4:12 a.m.
Despite bad weather, hunters killed more deer on opening weekend of Arkansas’ modern gun deer season than they did on opening day of the 2012 season.
posted: 11/14/2013 4:21 a.m.
A 5-year old girl did not kill a world-record whitetail buck in south Arkansas last week, but a few people fell for the joke.
posted: 11/10/2013 4:20 a.m.
I really regret not “shooting” the spike buck I saw last Sunday during the controlled muzzleloader hunt at Madison County WMA.
posted: 11/09/2013 3:41 a.m.
More than 300,000 deer hunters will hit the woods today for opening day of the modern gun deer season.
posted: 11/03/2013 3:19 a.m.
If you’re convicted of a boating violation on a WMA this year, it’ll be a six-point assessment against your hunting privileges.
posted: 10/31/2013 3:55 a.m.
Whenever I write about hunting from a certain reclining chair, readers always want to know where to get one.
posted: 10/27/2013 4:46 a.m.
Judging by the contents of our livewell Tuesday, there aren’t any small crappie in DeGray Lake.
posted: 10/27/2013 4:07 a.m.
I have a new standard for evaluating my deer hunting performance.
posted: 10/27/2013 4:01 a.m.
RUSSELLVILLE – Jeff Lugar of McGaheysville, Va., unseated Doug Thompson of Mabelvale to win the BASS Nation Championship on Saturday at Lake Dardanelle.
posted: 10/27/2013 4 a.m.
A high school teacher and some of his students have contributed to the good crappie fishing at DeGray Lake by building and placing artificial habitat.
posted: 10/25/2013 4:11 a.m.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission began its October meeting Thursday with an emotional tribute to Joel Campora, a wildlife officer who died May 31 in rural Scott County along with Scott County Sheriff Cody Carpenter while trying to rescue a family from a flood.
posted: 10/24/2013 3:52 a.m.
A high school journalism teacher in Arkansas recently requested that we rerun this column from November 2011 about shooting tasteful hunting photographs, and we are happy to oblige.
posted: 10/20/2013 4:31 a.m.
Everything old is new again.
posted: 10/20/2013 4:30 a.m.
Bagging a Maine moose was a team effort for Janet and Mike Cleary, who capitalized on a once-in-a lifetime experience Sept. 27.
posted: 10/18/2013 2:41 a.m.
With the reopening of the national wildlife refuges in Arkansas, a permit-only muzzleloader deer hunt will continue as planned Saturday through Monday at White River National Wildlife Refuge.
posted: 10/17/2013 3:54 a.m.
Of all the decisions I’ve been asked to make, this one was gut wrenching.
posted: 10/13/2013 3:25 a.m.
People aren’t the only ones who like doughnuts.
posted: 10/13/2013 3:23 a.m.
In the soft, saturated light of an October evening, I was being eaten by the biggest, meanest mosquitoes I have ever seen.
posted: 10/13/2013 3:21 a.m.
Hunting bears is legal, but it is illegal to possess a live bear, even if your intentions are noble.
posted: 10/11/2013 2:14 a.m.
OUTDOORS Private lands deer hunt starts Saturday in 17 zones An antlerless-only deer season for private lands will run Saturday through Wednesday in deer zones 1, 1A, 2, 3, 6, 6A, 8, 8A, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16A, and 17.
posted: 10/10/2013 3:54 a.m.
Multi-day float trips are prime opportunities to test new gear, and last week’s excursion on the Buffalo put some new equipment through its paces.
posted: 10/06/2013 4:50 a.m.
BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER — After two days of dreariness and futility, the weather turned nice on the Buffalo River on Tuesday and the fish started biting.
posted: 10/06/2013 4:48 a.m.
If the federal government hadn’t made the Buffalo River a national park, the river probably would have been dammed into a lake.
posted: 10/03/2013 3:47 a.m.
With the exception of a few areas, the government shutdown is expected to have little impact on hunters and anglers in Arkansas.
posted: 10/03/2013 3:45 a.m.
Stories about Arkansas hunters killing giant gators are the most entertaining to write, but Drew Baker’s account of taking his 13-foot, 9-inch leviathan was a thriller.
posted: 09/29/2013 3:53 a.m.
We hunted hard for a change, but the annual Crutchfield Family Squirrel Hunt in the Ozark National Forest had a familiar result.
posted: 09/29/2013 3:52 a.m.
Arkansas appears to have a new state-record alligator, a 13-foot, 9-inch male killed Sept. 21 in Hempstead County by Drew Baker of Little Rock.
posted: 09/26/2013 3:39 a.m.
If dove season is the unofficial beginning of fall, then opening day of archery deer season might rightly be considered the official beginning.
posted: 09/22/2013 3:35 a.m.
Most turkey hunters are happy to kill one bird a year, but Jackie Rauls and Wayne Richardson make a habit of bagging an annual grand slam.
posted: 09/22/2013 3:32 a.m.
I’ve seen some grand sunrises, but none as fine as the one that greeted Tim Griffis and me last Sunday at Post Lake.
posted: 09/19/2013 3:56 a.m.
Hunting, fishing and gathering are in vogue, thanks in part to the food revolution that is engulfing America.
posted: 09/15/2013 3:50 a.m.
For the second time this year, hunters had difficulty buying leftover WMA-controlled hunt permits online from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
posted: 09/15/2013 3:48 a.m.
Ouachita Baptist and Henderson State universities have the Battle of the Ravine.
posted: 09/15/2013 3:47 a.m.
Many deer hunters are working to get their hunting grounds in shape in time for muzzleloader season in October.
posted: 09/12/2013 3:52 a.m.
Despite a scaled-back auction, a record crowd of more than 1,800 saw the newest members inducted into the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame on Friday at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.
posted: 09/08/2013 4:21 a.m.
Look closely, and you’ll notice distinct divisions in the littering culture.
posted: 09/08/2013 4:21 a.m.
In the days leading up to the annual Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area cleanup, George Cochran said the Arkansas River is “on fire.” Cochran and I always sneak in a fishing trip before the cleanup, and he said that bass fishing was excellent on the Arkansas River.
posted: 09/08/2013 4:19 a.m.
While the air would be cool for another hour or so, the sun strafed the sere flatlands around the Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area.
posted: 09/05/2013 3:56 a.m.
If you judge a successful dove shoot by the number of birds you kill, my dove season has been a bust.
posted: 09/01/2013 4:29 a.m.
The umbrella rig, or Alabama rig, will be banned on the FLW Tour in 2014.