The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Arkansas National Guard recently revised their memorandum of understanding to continue hunting access at a portion of Camp Robinson in Pulaski County.
The agreement reduces the amount of land accessible to hunters and anglers from 19,648 acres to 9,319 acres.
This reduction means deer hunting permits for the annual draw permit hunts will drop from 400 to 200 at Camp Robinson Wildlife Management Area.
The agreement allows hunting in training areas 10, 11, 12 and 13 on the military installation. All other training areas will be off-limits for public hunting and fishing or related activities.
Camp Robinson's primary mission is to train soldiers and airmen. Hunting, fishing and trapping must not interfere with that mission, according to the agreement. Camp Robinson has seen its training demands for range use expand in recent years, including use by its joint partners in the Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and increased use by the Arkansas State Police, county and local law enforcement agencies.
Game and Fish is responsible for enforcing all state game and fish regulations, according to the agreement. Additionally, Game and Fish will provide technical advice concerning fish and wildlife population and habitat management. Game and Fish will also provide biological technical support to implement a fish and wildlife management program on Camp Robinson.
Both agencies will cooperate in restoration and management of fish and wildlife resources on Camp Robinson, according to the agreement. Equipment, personnel, supplies, facilities, and other resources that are available may be mutually shared.
Sports on 07/02/2019