Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

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The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has observed two new bird species nesting in a southern Arkansas wetland that had been restored.

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Ann Marie Doramus, selected this summer by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson to serve on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, is angling to make outdoor recreation, along with hunting, fishing and conservation, an agency priority.

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Chronic wasting disease has continued its slow spread into Benton, Washington and Sebastian counties, and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is working with Mark Zabel of the Prion Research Center at Colorado State University to discuss management strategies and participate in research that could shed light on where various CWD cases originated. Zabel, who is a leading researcher on prion diseases like CWD, also discusses his concerns about human consumption of CWD-infected animals.

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A new Arkansas Game and Fish Commission conservation education and nature center is being built in Springdale. Construction of the $18 million facility will focus on natural elements and ecosystems found in the northwest region of the state. The new center will include education pavilions, traditional and 3-D archery ranges, walking trails and wildlife-viewing blinds.

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The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking all hunters who use Frog Bayou Wildlife Management Area to participate in an electronic registration each time they access the property this duck season. The game and fish commission launched the new program over the weekend.

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