STEVE SMITH ENDOWMENT

The Steve Smith Endowment will provide a financial base for the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, giving it the ability to embark on projects, programs, and services bolstering the mission of the Foundation in its goal of supporting the needs of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.  The Endowment was created by AGFF Board Member Witt Stephens, who announced a challenge gift for the fund, vowing to match every dollar raised up to $150,000!   Please click on the link below to make your gift.

 

Steve Smith served as president of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation for 25 years.  During his tenure, Steve guided many foundation projects, including the purchase of the Robinwood addition to Wattensaw Wildlife Management Area, the purchase of a 421-acre tract for Fred Berry Conservation Education Center on Crooked Creek, and the development of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Shooting Sports Complex in Jacksonville. Steve passed away March 22, 2017, at the age of 70.

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AGFF Projects

AGFF Shooting Sports Complex

Jacksonville, AR

The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Shooting Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Arkansas is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM. Call 501-241-2441 to schedule use of the range or rental of the learning center and/or pavilions.  

This state‐of-­the-­art public shooting range facility at 2800 Graham Road in Jacksonville opened in early 2014. The multi-use complex is the largest of its kind in the state. It includes 14 trap fields, three skeet overlays, three lit fields, two pavilions, a fishing lake, and a 5,100 square foot clubhouse that includes a learning center.

Potlatch Conservation Education Center at Cook's Lake

Near Casscoe, AR

 

The Cook's Lake facility was formed through a partnership between the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service and the Potlatch Corporation. The Potlatch Conservation Education Center sits on over 1800 acres and is the site of a broad range of conservation education programs and activities.  The Center is the host of educator workshops, hands on field trips for youth as well as special youth and mobility impaired hunts.

Fred Berry Conservation Education Center on Crooked Creek

Near Yellville, AR

 

The property, a former dairy farm, is now the site of a joint conservation education project between the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. A generous donation by retired Yellville-Summit school-teacher and counselor, Fred Berry, set the project in motion in 1999.The facility is located on 421 acres of land and has 2.75 miles of frontage on Crooked Creek. The center allows extended public access, opened Kelly's slab for public use and initiated new conservation education opportunities for young people and their teachers.

Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program

 

The Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program (AYSSP) aims to bring the joy of the outdoors and the rewards of safely learning to shoot to young Arkansans. Have you ever considered competing in the Olympics or a national shooting championship?

This program from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission could be a start.

Other Projects

ARKANSAS NATIONAL ARCHERY IN THE SCHOOLS PROGRAM

The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation is proud to support and sponsor Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program. This year your Foundation helped to fund eighteen new Arkansas National Archery in the Schools programs in schools across Arkansas.  >> MORE INFO

BOW (BECOMING AN OUTDOOR WOMAN)

Ladies want to learn more about the enjoyment of Arkansas outdoors? Learn how your Foundation is helping.  The objective is to provide a non-threatening atmosphere where women can have fun learning skills that will enhance their enjoyment of Arkansas’ outdoors.  >> MORE INFO