Find ideas about what to do on your property for wildlife, how to develop a wildlife plan, plus who to call if you want help.
Arkansans enjoy wildlife. Wildlife are any free-roaming, non-domesticated vertebrate animal. The periodic National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation reports time and again that Arkansans enjoy getting outdoors, seeing and observing wildlife, and hunting them, whether for their beauty, as a recreational pursuit, or for the bounty they provide on the table.
Wildlife have adapted well to human habitation. Sometimes they cause problems in yards and gardens, inside buildings, even collisions with vehicles. Economically, the problems they cause can be substantial, whether it's a regional or community-wide problem, or one that requires digging into your own wallet.
Whether you love 'em or wish they'd go somewhere else, we are here to provide science-based information for you to discover the best way to enjoy, live with, cope with, or reduce conflicts with wildlife. Contact a local county Extension office for more information.
Around your yard, there are many things you can do to help provide habitat for wildlife.Tips for making your backyard welcoming to wildlife.
Wildlife are adapted to native plants for their habitat needs. Discover which native plants benefit wildlife and how to manage your acreage to encourage them.What kind of native plants do I need for wildlife?
Arkansas Wildlife Publications
- 12 Wildlife Habitat Tips for Small Acreages
Whether it's a half-acre or 40-acre backyard, this guide will help plan for success and attract more wildlife to your yard.
- Wildlife Habitat Management for Landowners
If you manage more than 40 acres, here's some ideas for improving habitat quality.
- Wildlife Leases and Liability Issues on Private Lands
Landowners, hunting clubs, and guide services can prevent misunderstandings by communicating in a written agreement before the hunt.
- Hunting Waterfowl and Doves on Agriculture Lands in Arkansas
Migratory game birds are regulated by federal law, which states baiting or attracting or luring these birds using agricultural crops is illegal. Find out what is a "normal agricultural practice" and how to stay legal. Better yet, hunt over native plants to reduce your headache.
- Encountering Native Snakes in Arkansas
Most snakes in Arkansas are non-venomous and harmless, even beneficial. Learn how to identify venomous snakes, and what to do if encountered.