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December 8, 2010 Weekly Waterfowl Report

WMA water conditions slowly improving; cold forecast ahead

LITTLE ROCK –  Water levels have improved on many of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s wildlife management areas, but many areas still remain below full flooding capacity.

Some help could come this weekend, with early forecasts calling for precipitation chances Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Saturday’s rain chances at 50 percent. Some precipitation could fall in the form of snow Saturday night, and temperatures are predicted to drop to some of the coldest readings of the season Sunday night. Morning lows could dip to around 20 degrees in central Arkansas, with highs forecast in the low to mid 30s at the start of the week.

AGFC observers flew the season’s first aerial waterfowl surveys during the week before the Nov. 20 season opener, and they’ll take to the skies again next week, weather permitting, to assess waterfowl numbers in The Natural State. Reports from hunters have been mixed, with success rates varying widely.

To assist waterfowl hunters with the latest information, he AGFC provides links to sources on waterfowl location and abundance in Arkansas and other states. The links are available at

This waterfowl report provides capsule information from agency staff in all corners of Arkansas and is updated each Wednesday throughout waterfowl season. To receive the report each week on your computer, send an e-mail to and type "Waterfowl Report" in the subject line.
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