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ONE of our favorite native species, the gorgeous Longear Sunfish, will be featured on the Arkansas Conservation License Plate from January.

These spectacular, voracious little predators are perhaps one of the most overlooked and most fun species in local waters.

A colorful longear sunfish will be featured on next year’s Arkansas Conservation License Plate, as announced at today’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

The plate, designed by AGFC Graphic Artist Greta James, showcases the color of one of Arkansas’s most charismatic and often overlooked species of gamefish.

AGFC Fisheries Chief Ben Batten said the longear sunfish was chosen because of its bright blue and orange markings that rival the colors of many fish found in coral reefs and saltwater and its prominence as many Arkansas youth’s first catch.

Arkansas Conservation License Plate unveiled, AGFC.com