The Christmas Bird Count is the longest-running wildlife survey in the world, employing tens of thousands of bird-loving volunteers to gather data on the number and type of bird species found during the peak of migration.
Two species in Arkansas have seen their populations take such precipitous drops that they are on the proposed list of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for categorization as endangered.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission closed all three boat ramps to Mercer Bayou near Fouke in response to the discovery of giant salvinia.
Mallard populations saw a large decline, dropping to 7.2 million birds (down 23 percent from 2019).
There is $41,391 available to schools in Clark County. There are two counties in Arkansas with more funds available than Clark County.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation will induct five conservationists into the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame.
Turkey and quail sightings can both be entered into the AGFC’s Annual Wild Turkey and Quail Population Survey.