The Fisheries Biologist of the Arkansas Game And Fish Commission.
Sometimes we forget when we catch a trophy stripers from Lake Ouachita that it was first seen by a
The Striped Bass does not naturally reproduce in Arkansas Lakes.
The stockings are the results of dedication biologists and staff that work behind the limelight in Arkansas and don't get enough credit
for the tremendous fishing and hunting we enjoy in Arkansas.
These men and women spend countless days and nights working enduring weather conditions that keep the ordinary human tucked indoors talking about the memories they have created due to the biologists'
efforts in the stocking and management programs.
The supervising biologist responsible for the striped bass program is District 8
Biologist Brett Hobbs at the
Hulsey Fish Hatchery managed by Steve Lewis outside Hot Springs, Arkansas.
The next time you see one of the Biologist's AGFC trucks in your area take a moment to say
For the work they do providing us the chance to create Memories of a
Fisheries Districts Newsletters
Ask AGFC a question - askAGFC@agfc.state.ar.us
800-364-4263 / 501-223-6300
AGFC Assistant Fisheries
Region 1 North AR:
Region 2 South AR:
Jason Olive - email@example.com
10 Fisheries Districts in Arkansas
District 1 - Rogers, AR: 877- 631- 6005
District Supervisor: Jon Stein
Kevin Hopkins -
District 2 - Mountain Home, AR: 877- 425 -7577
Supervisor: Jeremy Risley
Biologist: Paul Port
Management Biologist: Cody Wyatt
District 3: Jonesboro, AR: 877-974-5438
Biologist: - Casey Cox
District 4: Brinkley, AR: 877-734-4581
Biologist : Micah Tindall
District 5: Monticello, AR: 877-367-3559
Supervisor: Dianna Andrews
Biologist: Diana Andrews
District 6: Camden, AR: - 877-836-4612
Biologist: Andy Yung -
District 7: East Hope, AR: 877-777-5580
Biologist : Les Claybrook
District 8: Hot Springs, AR: 877-525-9063
District 8 is part of Region
South AR. Assistant chief of fisheries -
District Supervisor: Brett Hobbs -
Lusk - Sean.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Following report was provided by Brett Hobbs Fisheries Biologist AG&FC
Lake Ouachita Striped Bass Nursery Pond Stocking Program.
Lusk - email@example.com
Sean Lusk: Threadfin shad: The Good
the Bad or the Ugly
BLACK BASS BIOLOGIST
Colton Dennis - firstname.lastname@example.org
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Black Bass Program
Blackbass News Letter
District 9: Russellville, AR: 877-967-7757
Biologist Kris Nault
District 10: Mayflower, AR: 877-967-7577
Biologist: Mathew Schroeder
Biologist: Matt Horton -
Chief Information Officer
TROUT FISHERIES MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Home Office 201 E. 5th Street - Mountain Home, AR (877) 425-7577
Jeff Williams Trout Management Supervisor: -
Paul Port Trout Management Biologist: -
email@example.com - Has
moved over to work as an assistant biologist with AGFC District 2 Fisheries
Christy Graham Trout Management Biologist:-
Newsletter of the Arkansas Stream Team
Fish Pathology Newsletter:
Kelly Winningham, Pathologist -
Jim Collins - Lake Ouachita
Net Pen Facility Quarterly Newsletter
Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Program Update
AGFC State Fish Hatcheries
Joe Hogan Hatchery
Manager Jason Miller
Andrew Hulsey Hatchery
Manager Don Brader
Assistant Hatchery Manager Steve Lewis
Charlie Craig Hatchery
Manager Tom Laird
Assistant Hatchery Manager Heath Dake
William Donham Hatchery
Manager Jeff Newman
Jim Hinckle Spring River Fish Hatchery
Manager Melissa Jones
Lake Wilhelmina Net Pen
Manager Ronnie Richardson
Jim Collins Net Pen Manager
Alex Gilbert -
Pot Shoals Net Pens
Manager Rob Underdown
Aquatic Resources Coordinator Jimmy Barnett
Assistant Coordinator Lea White
Pathologist Jon Stein
COLD WATER COORDINATOR FISH CULTURE, MELISSA JONES
Spring River Hatchery
Manager Melissa Jones
Assistant Manager Michael Lewis
Bull Shoals Net Pen
Manager John Stewart
Trout Biologist Darrell Bowman
Assistant Biologist Stan Todd
State Coordinator Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs
consists of seven Arkansans appointed by the governor to seven-year terms.
An eighth, non-voting, member sits as Chair of the University of Arkansas at
Fayetteville’s Department of Biology.
It is the sole responsibility of the Commission to oversee the agency’s function as a wildlife management entity.
Ford Overton - Commission Chairman | 2012-2019
Governor Mike Beebe named Ford Overton of Little Rock to the Arkansas
Game and Fish Commission in 2012.
Overton replaced George Dunklin of
Overton's term will expire July 1, 2019.
Little Rock, AR
Ken Reeves -
Commission Vice Chairman | 2013-2020
Governor Mike Beebe named Ken Reeves of Harrison as commissioner of
the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in 2013.
Reeves’ term will expire June 30, 2020.
- AGFC Commissioner | 2014-2021
In July, 2014, Andrew was appointed to a seven-year term on the
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and is an advocate for the protection
and enhancement of the State’s natural areas for the benefit of the
State and its hunting and fishing enthusiasts.
Parker’s term will expire July 1, 2021.
He replaces Ty
Patterson of Texarkana whose term expired.
Chamber, 1200 West Capitol Ave., Little Rock, AR 72201
AGFC Commissioner | 2015-2022
Governor Asa Hutchinson appointed Joe Morgan of Little Rock and
Stuttgart to serve on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in 2015.
This was the Hutchinson’s first appointment to the commission.
Morgan’s term will expire in 2022.
replaces Ron Duncan of Springdale whose term expired in June.
Little Rock, AR
AGFC Commissioner | 2016-2023
Gov. Asa Hutchinson appointed Bobby L. Martin of Rogers to the
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on July 7, 2016.
will expire in 2023.
He replaces Emon Mahony, whose term expired in
- AGFC Commissioner | 2017-2024
Governor Asa Hutchinson appointed Stan Jones of Clover Bend to the
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on July 11, 2017.
Jones’ term will expire in 2024.
He replaces Fred Brown of Corning,
whose term expired in June.
Alicia, AR 72410
Gov. Asa Hutchinson appointed John David “J.D.” Neeley of Camden to
serve on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on July 2, 2018.
Neeley’s term is set to expire July 1, 2025.
He replaces Steve
Cook, former chair of the AGFC, whose term expired July 1, 2018.
870-836-5981 O | 870-818-4102 M |
Steve Beaupre is a professor and chair of the department of
biological sciences at the University of Arkansas. He received his
master’s degree from the department of zoology at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, in 1987. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of
Pennsylvania in 1993. After two years of post-doctoral work for Arizona
State University-West Campus in Glendale, he accepted a position at the
University of Arkansas in 1995. His primary area of research concerns
the physiological ecology of reptiles, and the influence of
environmental change on their populations. His work is widely published
in books and scientific literature, and his research was recognized by a
Fulbright College Master Researcher Award in 2009. Beaupre served as the
2012 president of the American Society of Ichthyologists and
Herpetologists. He is a passionate outdoors enthusiast, enjoying
hunting, fishing, backpacking and field research in deserts, mountains
and forests of the United States.
University of Arkansas, Science
and Engineering Building, Room 601
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Please Practice Catch and Release ....
Most of all Create Cherished Memories.
"There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart.....pursue those."