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

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

World Championship of Bass Fishing Hits Hot Springs in August!

Hot Springs will soon be the scene of the world championships of bass fishing! The 2015 Forrest Wood Cup is slated for August 20-23 on Lake Ouachita. The tournament will draw in 50 of the world’s best bass-fishing pros and

Cherokee Village Celebrates 60 Years

How do you celebrate a Diamond Jubilee? Cherokee Village does it with a Diamond in the Ozarks Treasure Hunt and three days of activities to show off its resort and retirement community. Cherokee Village was Arkansas’s first planned recreational community,

Fishing Back on Track at White Oak Lake State Park

Fishing is back at White Oak Lake State Park. And the potential yield for those hoping to make a big catch has never looked better. In 2012, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission drained Lower White Oak Lake to repair

Fishing Fun in May

May is a great time to get the kids, grab a fishing pole and head to the water. Three of the Arkansas State Parks in the Arkansas Delta are hosting special fishing events this month just for the youngsters. Lake

Fall Fishing on the Ouachita River

Though fishing in Arkansas is available year-round, fall is a beautiful time to cast a line and enjoy the favorable temperatures and colorful fall foliage of the season. The Ouachita River has long been a lure to anglers due to

No Batteries Required

It’s September and the kids are getting back into the school routine…hopefully! It’s also a great time to get out and enjoy some fun activities geared toward the younger crowd, like these two events being held at Arkansas State Parks

Hot Springs Chosen as 2015 Forrest Wood Cup Site

Over the weekend, it was announced that the 2015 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing, will take place in Hot Springs on Lake Ouachita.  The tournament, slated for August 20-23, has been in the city two other

Outdoor Adventure at the Fish Hatchery

There’s something happening on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Norfork National Fish Hatchery in Mountain Home. It’s an outdoor adventure day for kids between the ages of 5 and 15. Activities range from fly fishing in Dry Run Creek and