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Arkansas

Population: 2,673,400 (2000)

State Background
Species
Clubs & Organizations
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
2 Natural Resources Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205
501-223-6300
www.agfc.state.ar.us

State Background

Arkansas is a Southern state in the United States. The eastern border for most of Arkansas is the Mississippi River except in Clay and Greene counties where the St. Francis River forms the western boundary of the Missouri Bootheel. Arkansas shares its southern border with Louisiana, its northern border with Missouri, its eastern border with Tennessee and Mississippi, and its western border with Texas and Oklahoma. Arkansas is a land of mountains and valleys, thick forests and fertile plains. Northwest Arkansas is part of the Ozark Plateau including the Boston Mountains, to the south are the Ouachita Mountains and these regions are divided by the Arkansas River; the southern and eastern parts of Arkansas are called the Lowlands.

The so called Lowlands are better known as the Delta and the Grand Prairie. The land along the Mississippi River is referred to as the "Delta" of Arkansas. It gets this name from the formation of its rich alluvial soils formed from the flooding of the mighty Mississippi. The Grand Prairie is slightly away from the Mississippi river in the southeast portion of the state and consists of a more undulating landscape. Both are fertile agricultural areas and home to much of the crop agriculture in the state. Arkansas has a temperate climate, warmer and more humid in the southern lowlands than in the mountainous regions. Average yearly precipitation is approximately 45in in the mountainous areas and greater in the lowlands.

State Species

Big Game Bear Deer Elk
Waterfowl Blue & Ross' Geese
Canadian Geese
Canvasback
Ducks
Merganser
Snow Geese
White-fronted Geese
Furbearer Beaver
Bobcat
Coyote
Gray Fox
Mink
Muskrat
Nutria
Opossum
Raccoon
Red Fox
River Otters
Striped Skunk
Small Game American Woodcock
Common Snipe
Coots
Crow
Eurasian Collared Dove
Moorhens
Mourning Dove
Pintails
Quail
Rabbit
Sora
Squirrel
Teal
Viginia Rail
Sport Fish Alligator Gar
Black Bass
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Blue Catfish
Bluegill
Bowfin
Bream
Brook Trout
Brown Bullhead
Brown Trout
Bullfrogs
Bullhead Catfish
Channel Catfish
Common Carp
Cutthroat Trout
Flathead Catfish
Grass Carp
Hybrid Bream
Largemouth Bass
Northern Pike
Paddlefish
Pickerel
Rainbow Trout
Rock Bass
Sauger
Saugeye
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Striped Bass
Suckers
Tiger Muskie
Walleye
White Bass
White Crappie
Yellow Bass
Yellow Bullhead

Clubs & Organizations

Arkansas Waterfowl Association Delta Waterfowl Foundation
Hunt Arkansas North Arkansas Fly Fishers
Ozark Anglers

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