LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today appointed Stan Jones of Walnut Ridge to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement: “As a fifth generation farmer and an avid outdoorsman, Stan appreciates Arkansas in ways that few others do, and he is a perfect fit for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. As a fellow hunter and conservationist, I understand how critical it is to appoint a leader who dearly loves all the natural resources that Arkansas has to offer. Stan has demonstrated a passion for stewarding Arkansas’ natural resources throughout his entire life.” Stan Jones issued the following statement: “I have always loved the outdoors. That is one thing I like to share, and I want to see others experience that. I look forward to serving Arkansans by working to protect the land in this new role. I am grateful for Governor Hutchinson’s confidence in me to serve on the Game and Fish Commission.” Jones is an Arkansas native and a long-time resident of Walnut Ridge. He farms over 7,000 acres of land in Northeast Arkansas and owns BANDED outdoor sporting apparel, Avery Outdoors and the Stan Jones Mallard Lodge. Jones is a graduate of Arkansas State University and serves on the Chancellor’s Cabinet. Jones, a member of ASU’s 1970 National Football Championship team, was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2015. He also serves in the Red Wolves Foundation 500 Club and the Clover Bend Historical Society. Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners are appointed to serve 7-year terms. Stan Jones will replace outgoing commissioner, Fred Brown.