A continued decline in hunting and fishing participation has the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission concerned about funding for natural resource management.

An AGFC release references a Washington Post article and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service numbers that highlight the downward trend in hunting across the nation and its potential impact on U.S. wildlife and natural resources.

The AGFC notes the trend extends to Arkansas, which has seen a five-year drop in hunting and fishing license purchases.

The loss of license and tax fee revenues could limit wildlife management efforts. For duck hunting this is untimely because greentree reservoirs, the vital duck habitats, are suffering severe stress caused by decades of flooding.

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