Want to get outside? Saturday, Sept. 26 is National Hunting and Fishing Day, and AY About You has tips on how to celebrate around Arkansas.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) will keep their family and community ponds stocked with catfish until the end of October, so grab your fishing rod, some bait, and wait for a bite. Find a community pond near you here.
National Hunting and Fishing Day also marks the beginning of archery deer season, so hunters can grab a bow and head to the deer stand. Dove season will also be in full swing until Oct. 25, and AGFC has plenty of public fields ready to go.
Looking for a walk in the woods? It’s also squirrel season , and hunters can enjoy the fall weather while scanning the treetops.
If you’re in the mood for something more relaxed, take a float down one of AGFC’s Arkansas Water Trail with a fishing rod in hand. Rock City River Outfitters also provides kayak rentals and guided tours on the Little Maumelle River between Two Rivers Park and River Mountain Park in Little Rock; more information can be found on their website.
Can’t make it to your favorite fishing and hunting spots this weekend? Visit one of AGFC’s nature and education centers. There are seven centers around the state, and all are free and open on the weekends. Find more information on their special programming and social distancing guidelines here.
National Hunting and Fishing Day has been promoting wildlife conservation and encouraging communities to head outdoors since 1971, so grab a friend, your mask, and enjoy the Natural State!