AGFC trout fishing seminars scheduled in Heber Springs

In Arkansas, trout fishing for rainbow, brown, cutthroat, and brook trout is a favorite outdoor activity on the White River in the tailwaters of the Norfork, Bull Shoals, Beaver, Ouachita, and Greers Ferry dams. If you’d like to take part

Celebrate Kids to Parks Day in Arkansas’s parks

Around here, we like to think every day is a great day for kids to visit parks. And the National Park Trust agrees—so much so that they’ve designated a special day to encourage children to visit national, state, and municipal

Cotter Trout Festival is first weekend in May

Get ready for gypsy-jazz, an old-fashioned White River shore lunch, parade, car show, fly casting demonstrations and more on the first weekend of May during the annual Cotter Trout Festival. The fun kicks off from 4:30 p.m. until dark on

Steve “Wild Man” Wilson retiring from AGFC

Steve Wilson, better known to Arkansans as “Wild Man,” began his career with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission as a hunting safety training officer in 1978, and was named Chief of the Information and Education Division in 1987. He has

April features fairy tales and fishing

April brings fun and fantasy for kids of all ages to the Arkansas Delta On April 1-4, the Forum Theatre in Jonesboro offers Rapunzel & Robin Hood: A Double Feature. Rapunzel features a rapping cast telling the story of the

The Buffalo National River

Kevin Cheri began his career with the National Park Service as a park ranger intake trainee at the Buffalo National River in 1978. In 2007, almost 30 years later, he happily returned as superintendent of the Buffalo, America’s first national

National Park Service and Buffalo National River Centennial Events

This year marks the Centennial of the National Park Service, and there will be celebrations and special events across the U.S. and throughout the year to honor the moment when U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signed the act that created the

Young Anglers Find Family Tradition on Dry Run Creek in North Central Arkansas

Asher Samsel, 11, flips his lure into one of the cascading pools of Dry Run Creek. The autumn-tinted trees lining the bank behind him are so picturesque in the soft, overcast light that the scene almost looks fake. Clear water

Hot Springs Fishing Challenge Update

Four days are left in this year’s $86,000 Hot Springs Fishing Challenge. This is the fourth year for the challenge and the folks at Visit Hot Springs, who are sponsoring the event, have sent a news release with the information

It’s Free Fishing Weekend

Want to try fishing and see how you like it before you spend the money to buy a license? Then grab a fishing rod and head to your nearest lake or stream this weekend. By special proclamation of Gov. Asa