Conserving Game and Fish Species
Keeping Arkansas Wild
Conserving our hunting and fishing heritage in Arkansas.
From its beginnings in 1936, Arkansas Wildlife Federation (AWF) has been closely involved with efforts to conserve game species in Arkansas and preserve our rich hunting and fishing heritage.
Our early founders were motivated by the decimating impacts that unregulated hunting and marketing hunting were having on wildlife populations in the 1800’s and early 1900’s. Many species were hunted to extinction, near extinction, or extirpation in Arkansas – and all across the United States.
Since that time, conservation models have led to major successes for wildlife, but many species continue to decline, and game populations that were once abundant in Arkansas face uncertain futures in the Natural State.
AWF works to ensure that game species and the habitats they rely upon are managed based on sound science, free of political influence and special interests.
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Feature Game Species
The Eastern Elk subspecies once native to Arkansas was driven to extinction by the end of the 1800’s with overhunting, destruction of habitat, and competition for food with domestic livestock believed to be the primary causes.
In 1981, efforts began to restore elk in Arkansas.
We Need Your Help
Your tax-deductible gift will help AWF’s efforts to promote the conservation of Arkansas’ wildlife and related natural resources.