The Commission:

  • Name: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
  • Regulatory or advisory: Regulatory
  • Number of seats: 8
  • Term length: 7 years
  • How selected: Appointed by Governor
  • Visit the Commission’s website 

The Agency:

  • Name: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
  • Type: Standalone agency
  • Mission statement from agency website

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s mission is to conserve and enhance Arkansas’s fish and wildlife and their habitats while promoting sustainable use, public understanding and support.”


† Other: Dedicated Conservation Tax. In November 1996, Arkansas voters passed a conservation sales tax, which went into effect July 1, 1997. It designates 1/8th of 1 percent of the state’s general sales tax for Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (45 percent), Arkansas State Parks (45 percent), Arkansas Heritage Commission (9 percent) and Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (1 percent).

†† Minor Other (no single source ≥10%)


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America’s Wildlife Values was an extensive 2018 nationwide survey led by Colorado State University of public attitudes towards wildlife. Findings were compared with a 2004 survey to identify trends. Researchers also surveyed personnel at state wildlife agencies. Reports are available for national, state and agency results. (Some state agencies did not participate.)

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