Arkansas Wildlife Federation

AWF’s Annual Conservation Achievement Awards Banquet – 2014

Posted by | Mar. 25, 2014 | AWF Programs

As the state’s oldest, and one of the largest, conservation organizations, the Arkansas Wildlife Federation (AWF) is the leading advocate for the protection, conservation, and responsible management for all of Arkansas’ natural resources. Arkansas Wildlife Federation’s Annual Conservation Awards Banquet will be held at the Center of Bryant located at Bishop Park, 6401 Boone Road, Bryant, Arkansas on August 23, 2014. Banquet Flyer 2014

The banquet is a significant fundraiser for AWF while also recognizing and honoring individuals, organizations, and businesses that have made outstanding contributions for conservation and wildlife. It is a great opportunity for sportsmen and women to raise money for future protection and conservation of Arkansas’ natural treasures while celebrating the achievements of AWF and our conservation award winners. The doors will open at 4:00 pm to the conservation education booths and the “Wildlife of Arkansas” art show, featuring the winning artwork from 52 students throughout Arkansas. The evening includes a silent auction, dinner, conservation awards, and a live auction.

If you would like to co-sponsor this year’s banquet, click the link: Sponsors letter 2014

Your sponsorship gets you into the event, your company’s name on a banner to show that you support AWF and/or recognition in the banquet program, and advertising in Arkansas Out-of-Doors.

Help support AWF so that we, our partners and affiliates can help keep Arkansas natural. AWF’s mission is to advocate for the sustainable use of Arkansas’ wildlife habitats and natural resources for future generations.

Annual Wounded Warrior Project Bass Tournament 2014

Posted by | Mar. 22, 2014 | AWF Programs, Uncategorized

Warrior Project Bass Tournament

Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Arkansas,

June 7, 2014

Click the image below for more details if you are a Wounded Warrior, a boat captain, or if you’d like to volunteer or donate to the event. The contact people are listed on the poster.

wwp poster 2014


Volunteer Opportunities & Sponsors Needed! Wounded Warrior Fishing Tournament Sponsors Form 2014

Do you own a boat? Would you like to be a boat captain and take a Wounded Warrior out on the lake? Click the link for a downloadable form that is required for your participation. Boat Captain form WOUNDED WARRIOR 2014

Questions? Contact AWF at or 501-888-4770


“Wildlife of Arkansas” Student Art Contest – 2014

Posted by | Jan. 28, 2014 | AWF Programs

Wildlife of Arkansas Poster-2014

Contest Awards Ceremony & Gallery Showing

The opening of the “Wildlife of Arkansas” Student Art Exhibit and Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 2, at 6:30 pm. 52 Awards will be presented to students K-12 awarding 1sr, 2nd, 3rd place and Honorable Mention. A grand prize award will also be presented.
The art will be on display, free to the public. Schedule as follows (subject to change):
“Wildlife of Arkansas” Traveling Exhibit
Opening w/Awards Ceremony
Exhibit  May 2 – 29           Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center, Little Rock
Exhibit June 1 - 26           Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, Jonesboro
Exhibit Jun 29 -  July 25   Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, Fort Smith
 Exhibit July 27 – Aug  22  Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center, Pine Bluff

Exhibit August 23          Arkansas Wildlife Federation’s Annual Conservation Achievement Awards Banquet

Come Volunteer @ Bearcat Hollow

Posted by | Sep. 5, 2013 | Uncategorized

Flyer for Bearcat Hollow 9-28-2013

Click the link above for details about the work weekend.

AWF has a new address & phone number!

Posted by | Mar. 26, 2013 | About AWF, Arkansas Out-of-Doors

AWF has moved thanks to the donation of land by Dr. Charles Logan, M.D. and his wife Joyce Logan. Our new information:

Arkansas Wildlife Federation

P.O. Box 56380

Little Rock, AR 72215


President’s Message for November/December 2013

Posted by | Jan. 28, 2013 | Arkansas Out-of-Doors, President's Message

Wayne Shewmake

President’s Letter – November/December 2013

Thanksgiving has just passed and Christmas is here. I would like to reflect on some things I have to be thankful for over the past 4 years as president of AWF.

First of all I am thankful to our God who has given us all of these beautiful things on earth to have and share while we are here.

I am thankful for my mother for doing all she could to provide for so many in our family during hard times (my mother had 16 children). Even though we didn’t have much, we appreciated what we did have and didn’t always realize what most others had that we were without.

I also want to thank my wife and family who support the volunteer work I do.

As for AWF I am thankful for the opportunity to serve as an important part of such conservation-minded organization that wants to do what we can to benefit wildlife and for people to enjoy the rewards of nature and give back. I am thankful for the support of AWF board members and, of course, AWF Executive Director Ethan Nahté. Without them AWF could neither function nor accomplish our conservation goals. AWF’s present board has been one of the most supportive boards I have served on, and I’ve served on many. We are a hardworking, hands-on board.

I am thankful to several organizations who have been AWF partners in conservation, like the USFS, Ozark National Forest, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation, National Forest Foundation, National Wildlife Federation, Arkansas Tech University Fisheries & Wildlife Society, University of the Ozarks Planet Club, Little Rock Air Force Base, and many others who have been a part of the Bearcat Hollow Project. This project has given new life to wildlife in the Ozark National Forest area. I am so thankful for all the other organizations that do what they can to help conservation, for I feel we are all caretakers of this great place we call earth and, while we are here, we should do the best we can to leave something for the future generations.

I want to thank the men and women in our military who give so much for America and our freedom we all have and enjoy every day.

I want to thank AWF members and sponsors for all their support, for without them we would not be the oldest and largest conservation organization of our kind in Arkansas. AWF is an all-volunteer organization and continues through the financial support of our members and sponsors. I would like to ask you to become a supporter of AWF and help us continue. Help us to pass on our natural heritage to future generations and the rights we have today. Become a “Doer” not a just a “User.”

Wayne Shewmake


Bearcat Hollow Volunteers Day video

Posted by | Mar. 30, 2012 | AWF Programs

Volunteer Day Video Highlights – 2011 

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4:00 pm AWF Annual Conservation Achievement Awards Banquet @ The Center of Bryant
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