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collapse Alligator 
Species:Alligator
Zones: 2; 4; 5
Opens: Closed
Zones: 1; 3
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2016 Alligator Season Dates
Sept. 16-19 and Sept. 23-26
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  • Alligator hunting is by drawn permit only.
  • Each permit authorizes the harvest of one alligator, which must be at least 4 feet long.
  • Successful applicants must attend a mandatory hunter orientation.
  • Alligators must be snared or harpooned and subdued using a hand-held snare or harpoon with a hand-held restraining line before dispatching.
  • Once subdued, an alligator must be dispatched using only a shotgun or shotgun shell-loaded bangstick using shot no larger than no. 4 common shot.
  • Alligators must be tagged with a Temporary Alligator Possession Tag immediately and transported to an official check station within 12 hours of harvest.
  • Click here for more information and to apply for an alligator permit.
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Species:Bear
Zones: 1
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2016 Bear Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 24-Nov. 30
Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23
Special Youth Modern Gun Bear Hunt: Nov. 5-6
Modern Gun: Nov. 1-4 and Nov. 7-30

Statewide Bag Limit
One bear, either sex, statewide by any method.

Bear Zone Quota
Bear zone 1 has a quota of 205 bears for September and October combined, and a total quota of 250 bears.
Hunters must call 800-440-1477 the evening before the hunt to check the harvest number. The season will end the morning after the quota is reached or Nov. 30, whichever comes first.

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Bait, foodstuffs or the use of any kind of lure to attract bears are not allowed except on private lands in bear zones from 30 days before the first bear season in that zone until the season ends or the quota is reached.
Species:Bear
Zones: 2
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2016 Bear Season Dates
Archery:
Sept. 24-Nov. 30
Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23
Special Youth Modern Gun Bear Hunt: Nov. 5-6
Modern Gun: Nov. 1-4 and Nov. 7-30

Statewide Bag Limit
One bear, either sex, statewide by any method.

Bear Zone Quota
Bear zone 2 does not have a quota.

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Bait, foodstuffs or the use of any kind of lure to attract bears are not allowed except on private lands in bear zones from 30 days before the first bear season in that zone until the season ends or the quota is reached.
Species:Bear
Zones: 5
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Limits:

2016 Bear Season Dates
Archery:
Closed
Muzzleloader: Closed
Special Youth Modern Gun Bear Hunt: Closed
Modern Gun: Nov. 26-Dec. 4

Statewide Bag Limit
One bear, either sex, statewide by any method.

Bear Zone Quota
Bear zone 5 has a quota of 10 bears.
Hunters must call 800-440-1477 the evening before the hunt to check the harvest number. The season will end the morning after the quota is reached or Dec. 4, whichever comes first.

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Bait, foodstuffs or the use of any kind of lure to attract bears are not allowed except on private lands in bear zones from 30 days before the first bear season in that zone until the season ends or the quota is reached.
Species:Bear
Zones: 5A
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Limits:

2016 Bear Season Dates
Archery:
Closed
Muzzleloader: Closed
Special Youth Modern Gun Bear Hunt: Closed
Modern Gun: Nov. 19-Dec. 4

Statewide Bag Limit
One bear, either sex, statewide by any method.

Bear Zone Quota
Bear zone 5A has a quota of 5 bears.
Hunters must call 800-440-1477 the evening before the hunt to check the harvest number. The season will end the morning after the quota is reached or Dec. 4, whichever comes first.

Species:Bear
Zones: 3; 4; 6; 7
Opens: Closed
Limits:

 

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2016-17 Crow Season
Sept. 1, 2016-Feb. 19, 2017 (Thursday-Monday hunting only) 

Bag limit: none.
Possession limit: none.
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Special Regulations
  • Crows may be hunted from 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset.
  • Crows may not be hunted with rifles or pistols larger than .22 caliber rimfire or with muzzleloaders larger than .40 caliber unless a modern gun or muzzleloading deer season, bear season or coyote season is open.
  • Crows may not be hunted with shotguns using rifled slugs, or shot larger than T shot.
  • Crows may not be hunted over bait.
  • Electronic callers allowed.
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Species:Deer
Zones: 1
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Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 10-12
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 4 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Five deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Five antlerless with archery;
  • Three antlerless with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
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Special Regulations

  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 1.
  • Button bucks count as antlerless deer.
  • No antler-point restrictions on harvest.
  • In Madison and Carroll counties, the following CWD regulations apply:
    • Feeding of wildlife prohibited, except:
      • Legal baiting on private land for hunting allowed Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
      • Food plots are allowed year-round.
      • Incidental feeding of wildlife within active livestock or agricultural operations is allowed.
      • Hand-feeding of wildlife is allowed.
      • Back yard birdfeeders, squirrel feeders and birdbaths are allowed.
      • Bait is allowed for approved AGFC management, research and control of wildlife.
      • Baiting bear on private land 30 days from the beginning of bear season until Sept. 1 is allowed only with the use of dog food, cat food, pastries/bread, cooking oil, non-wildlife meat scraps, popped popcorn, fish or fish byproducts.  
    • Deer and elk taken within the CWD management zone may not leave the zone, except:
      • deboned meat
      • antlers
      • cleaned skull plates
      • teeth
      • hides
      • taxidermy products
Species:Deer
Zones: 1A
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Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery:
Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 10-12
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 4 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Four deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Four does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
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Special Regulations

  • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 12-Dec. 4 in Deer Zone 1A.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
Species:Deer
Zones: 2
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Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 10-12
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 4 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded. 

Zone Bag Limit
Five deer, which may include:

  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Five antlerless with archery;
  • Three antlerless with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
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Special Regulations

  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 2.
  • Button bucks count as antlerless deer.
  • No antler-point restrictions on harvest.
  • In Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton and Searcy counties, the following CWD regulations apply:
    • Feeding of wildlife prohibited, except:
      • Legal baiting on private land for hunting allowed Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
      • Food plots are allowed year-round.
      • Incidental feeding of wildlife within active livestock or agricultural operations is allowed.
      • Hand-feeding of wildlife is allowed.
      • Back yard birdfeeders, squirrel feeders and birdbaths are allowed.
      • Bait is allowed for approved AGFC management, research and control of wildlife.
      • Baiting bear on private land 30 days from the beginning of bear season until Sept. 1 is allowed only with the use of dog food, cat food, pastries/bread, cooking oil, non-wildlife meat scraps, popped popcorn, fish or fish byproducts.  
    • Deer and elk taken within the CWD management zone may not leave the zone, except:
      • deboned meat
      • antlers
      • cleaned skull plates
      • teeth
      • hides
      • taxidermy products
Species:Deer
Zones: 3
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Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery:
Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 10-12
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 4 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Four deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Four does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
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Special Regulations

  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 3.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
  • In Boone and Marion counties, the following CWD regulations apply:
    • Feeding of wildlife prohibited, except:
      • Legal baiting on private land for hunting allowed Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
      • Food plots are allowed year-round.
      • Incidental feeding of wildlife within active livestock or agricultural operations is allowed.
      • Hand-feeding of wildlife is allowed.
      • Backyard birdfeeders, squirrel feeders and birdbaths are allowed.
      • Bait is allowed for approved AGFC management, research and control of wildlife.
      • Baiting bear on private land 30 days from the beginning of bear season until Sept. 1 is allowed only with the use of dog food, cat food, pastries/bread, cooking oil, non-wildlife meat scraps, popped popcorn, fish or fish byproducts. 
    • Deer and elk taken within the CWD management zone may not leave the zone, except:
      • deboned meat
      • antlers
      • cleaned skull plates
      • teeth
      • hides
      • taxidermy products
Species:Deer
Zones: 4
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Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery:
Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Closed
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-13 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Three deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Three does with archery;
  • One doe with modern gun.
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Special Regulations

  • Modern guns are restricted to:
    • shotguns .410 or larger with slugs,
    • legal muzzleloading rifles, and
    • handguns with barrels 4 inches to 10 inches long, chambered specifically for straight-walled centerfire cartridges loaded with lead, lead alloy, soft nose and/or hollow point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 4.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
Species:Deer
Zones: 4A
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Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery:
 Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 17-19
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 11 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded. 

Zone Bag Limit
Three deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Three does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
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Special Regulations

  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 4A.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
Species:Deer
Zones: 4B
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Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery:
Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Closed
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-20 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Three deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Three does with archery;
  • One doe with modern gun.
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Special Regulations

  • Modern guns are restricted to:
    • shotguns .410 or larger with slugs,
    • legal muzzleloading rifles, and
    • handguns with barrels 4 inches to 10 inches long, chambered specifically for straight-walled centerfire cartridges loaded with lead, lead alloy, soft nose and/or hollow point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 4B.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
Species:Deer
Zones: 5
Opens:
Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery:
Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Closed
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-13, Nov. 19-20 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Three deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Three does with archery;
  • One doe with modern gun.
More:

Special Regulations

  • Modern guns are restricted to:
    • shotguns .410 or larger with slugs,
    • legal muzzleloading rifles, and
    • handguns with barrels 4 inches to 10 inches long, chambered specifically for straight-walled centerfire cartridges loaded with lead, lead alloy, soft nose and/or hollow point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 5.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
Species:Deer
Zones: 5A
Opens:
Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery:
 Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 17-19
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 11 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded. 

Zone Bag Limit
Three deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Three does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
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Special Regulations

  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 5A.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
Species:Deer
Zones: 5B
Opens:
Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery:
Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Closed
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-20 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Three deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Three does with archery;
  • One doe with modern gun.
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Special Regulations

  • Modern guns are restricted to:
    • shotguns .410 or larger with slugs,
    • legal muzzleloading rifles, and
    • handguns with barrels 4 inches to 10 inches long, chambered specifically for straight-walled centerfire cartridges loaded with lead, lead alloy, soft nose and/or hollow point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 5B.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
Species:Deer
Zones: 6
Opens:
Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 10-12
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 4 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Four deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Four does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

 

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Special Regulations

  • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 12-Dec. 4 in Deer Zone 6.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
  • In Johnson, Logan, Madison, Newton, Pope, Searcy and Yell counties, the following CWD regulations apply:
    • Feeding of wildlife prohibited, except:
      • Legal baiting on private land for hunting allowed Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
      • Food plots are allowed year-round.
      • Incidental feeding of wildlife within active livestock or agricultural operations is allowed.
      • Hand-feeding of wildlife is allowed.
      • Back yard birdfeeders, squirrel feeders and birdbaths are allowed.
      • Bait is allowed for approved AGFC management, research and control of wildlife.
      • Baiting bear on private land 30 days from the beginning of bear season until Sept. 1 is allowed only with the use of dog food, cat food, pastries/bread, cooking oil, non-wildlife meat scraps, popped popcorn, fish or fish byproducts.  
    • Deer and elk taken within the CWD management zone may not leave the zone, except:
      • deboned meat
      • antlers
      • cleaned skull plates
      • teeth
      • hides
      • taxidermy products
Species:Deer
Zones: 6A
Opens:
Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 10-12
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 4 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Four deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Four does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

 

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Special Regulations

  • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 12-Dec. 4 in Deer Zone 6A.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
  • In Searcy Counties, the following CWD regulations apply:
    • Feeding of wildlife prohibited, except:
      • Legal baiting on private land for hunting allowed Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
      • Food plots are allowed year-round.
      • Incidental feeding of wildlife within active livestock or agricultural operations is allowed.
      • Hand-feeding of wildlife is allowed.
      • Backyard birdfeeders, squirrel feeders and birdbaths are allowed.
      • Bait is allowed for approved AGFC management, research and control of wildlife.
      • Baiting bear on private land 30 days from the beginning of bear season until Sept. 1 is allowed only with the use of dog food, cat food, pastries/bread, cooking oil, non-wildlife meat scraps, popped popcorn, fish or fish byproducts.  
    • Deer and elk taken within the CWD management zone may not leave the zone, except:
      • deboned meat
      • antlers
      • cleaned skull plates
      • teeth
      • hides
      • taxidermy products
Species:Deer
Zones: 7
Opens:
Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 10-12
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 4 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Four deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Four does with archery;
  • One doe with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

 

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Special Regulations

  • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 12-Dec. 4 in Deer Zone 7.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
  • In Johnson, Logan, Pope and Yell counties, the following CWD regulations apply:
    • Feeding of wildlife prohibited, except:
      • Legal baiting on private land for hunting allowed Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
      • Food plots are allowed year-round.
      • Incidental feeding of wildlife within active livestock or agricultural operations is allowed.
      • Hand-feeding of wildlife is allowed.
      • Backyard birdfeeders, squirrel feeders and birdbaths are allowed.
      • Bait is allowed for approved AGFC management, research and control of wildlife.
      • Baiting bear on private land 30 days from the beginning of bear season until Sept. 1 is allowed only with the use of dog food, cat food, pastries/bread, cooking oil, non-wildlife meat scraps, popped popcorn, fish or fish byproducts.
    • Deer and elk taken within the CWD management zone may not leave the zone, except:
      • deboned meat
      • antlers
      • cleaned skull plates
      • teeth
      • hides
      • taxidermy products
Species:Deer
Zones: 8
Opens:
Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 10-12
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 4 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Four deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Four does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

 

More:

Special Regulations

  • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 12-Dec. 4 in Deer Zone 8.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
  • In Johnson and Pope counties, the following CWD regulations apply:
    • Feeding of wildlife prohibited, except:
      • Legal baiting on private land for hunting allowed Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
      • Food plots are allowed year-round.
      • Incidental feeding of wildlife within active livestock or agricultural operations is allowed.
      • Hand-feeding of wildlife is allowed.
      • Backyard birdfeeders, squirrel feeders and birdbaths are allowed.
      • Bait is allowed for approved AGFC management, research and control of wildlife.
      • Baiting bear on private land 30 days from the beginning of bear season until Sept. 1 is allowed only with the use of dog food, cat food, pastries/bread, cooking oil, non-wildlife meat scraps, popped popcorn, fish or fish byproducts.
    • Deer and elk taken within the CWD management zone may not leave the zone, except:
      • deboned meat
      • antlers
      • cleaned skull plates
      • teeth
      • hides
      • taxidermy products
Species:Deer
Zones: 8A
Opens:
Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 10-12
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 4 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Four deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Four does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

 

More:

Special Regulations

  • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 12-Dec. 4 in Deer Zone 8A.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 9
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2016-17 Deer Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 29-31
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
    Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 18 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

     

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    Special Regulations

    • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 9.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 10
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2016-17 Deer Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 10-12
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
    Special Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
    Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 4 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.  
    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 12-Dec. 4 in Deer Zone 10.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 11
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2016-17 Deer Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 10-12
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
    Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 4 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Three deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Three does with archery;
    • One doe with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.  
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    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 12-Dec. 4 in Deer Zone 11.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested. 
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
    • In Logan and Yell counties, the following CWD regulations apply:
      • Feeding of wildlife prohibited, except:
        • Legal baiting on private land for hunting allowed Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
        • Food plots are allowed year-round.
        • Incidental feeding of wildlife within active livestock or agricultural operations is allowed.
        • Hand-feeding of wildlife is allowed.
        • Backyard birdfeeders, squirrel feeders and birdbaths are allowed.
        • Bait is allowed for approved AGFC management, research and control of wildlife.
        • Baiting bear on private land 30 days from the beginning of bear season until Sept. 1 is allowed only with the use of dog food, cat food, pastries/bread, cooking oil, non-wildlife meat scraps, popped popcorn, fish or fish byproducts.
      • Deer and elk taken within the CWD management zone may not leave the zone, except:
        • deboned meat
        • antlers
        • cleaned skull plates
        • teeth
        • hides
        • taxidermy products
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 12
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2016-17 Deer Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 29-31
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
    Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 18 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Six deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Six does with archery, muzzleloader and modern gun combined.  
    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 12-Dec. 18 in Deer Zone 12.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested. 
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 13
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2016-17 Deer Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 29-31
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
    Special Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
    Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 18 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery, muzzleloader and modern gun combined.  
    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 12-Dec. 18 in Deer Zone 13.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested. 
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 14
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2016-17 Deer Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 17-19
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
    Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 11 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.  
    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting No. 12-Dec. 11 in Deer Zone 14.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 15
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2016-17 Deer Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 17-19
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
    Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 11 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.  
    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 12-Dec. 11 in Deer Zone 15.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested. 
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 16
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2016-17 Deer Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 29-31
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
    Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 25

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded. 

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.  
    More:

    Special Regulations

    • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 16.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck), have an inside antler spread of 15 inches or have one antler with a main beam of 18 inches to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 16A
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2016-17 Deer Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 29-31
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
    Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 25

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded. 

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.  
    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 12-Dec. 25 in Deer Zone 16A.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck), have an inside antler spread of 15 inches or have one antler with a main beam of 18 inches to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 17
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2016-17 Deer Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 29-31
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
    Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 25

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Six deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Six does with archery, muzzleloader and modern gun combined.  
    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 12-Dec. 25 in Deer Zone 17.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck), have an inside antler spread of 15 inches or have one antler with a main beam of 18 inches to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
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    2016-17 Mourning and Eurasian Collared-Dove Season
    Sept. 3-Oct. 23, 2016
    Dec. 8, 2016-Jan. 15, 2017

    Mourning Dove Daily Bag Limit: 15
    Mourning Dove Possession Limit: 45

    Eurasian Collared-Dove Daily Bag Limit: No limit
    Eurasian Collared-Dove Possession Limit: No limit
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    2016 Purple Gallinule and Common Moorhen Season
    Sept. 1-Nov. 9, 2016

    Daily limit - 15.
    Possession limit - 45 (combined).
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    2016 Virginia Rail and Sora Season
    Sept. 10-Nov. 18, 2016

    Daily limit - 25.
    Possession limit - 75 (combined).
     
    More:
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2016-17 Common Snipe Season
    Nov. 1, 2016-Feb. 15, 2017

    Daily Limit - 8
    Possession Limit - 24
    More:
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    Limits:
    2016-17 Woodcock Season
    Nov. 5-Dec. 19, 2016

    Daily limit - 3
    Possession limit - 9
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    2016 Elk Season
    Core Elk Management Zone Public Land Hunts (By Drawn Permit Only)
    Youth Hunts: Oct. 1-2 and Oct. 29-30, 2016
    Regular Elk Hunts: Oct, 3-7 and Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2016

    Core Elk Management Zone Private Land Hunt (By EMAP Permit Only)
    Youth Hunt: Oct. 29-30, 2016
    Regular Elk Hunt: Oct. 31-Nov. 4 

    Private Land Quota
    The Core Elk Management Zone Private Land Hunt has a quota of 12 either sex elk and 40 antlerless elk. Hunters must call 800-440-1477 each night to see if the quota has been reached. The season ends Nov. 4 or the evening the quota is reached, whichever comes first.

    Statewide Elk Management Zone
    In all counties outside the Core Elk Management Zone (Boone, Carroll, Madison, Newton and Searcy counties), hunters may take any elk they see while deer hunting with muzzleloaders and archery equipment legal for deer or with modern guns of at least .24 caliber.

    Season Limit - one elk, either sex
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    2016 Bullfrog Season
    Noon, April 15-Midnight December 31, 2016

    Daily limit (from noon to noon): 18.
    Possession limit: 36.
    More:
    Only bullfrogs may be taken. Bullfrogs may be taken using hands, hand nets, hook-and-line, gig, spear, or bow-and-arrow. A fishing license is required to take bullfrogs. Bullfrogs may not be sold. (Fish farmers may be exempted from these regulations).
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    2016-17 Beaver, Muskrat and Nutria Hunting Season
    Sunrise, Sept. 1, 2016-Sunset, March 31, 2017

    No bag limit or possession limit. 
    More:
    • Hunting allowed from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.
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    2016-17 Bobcat Hunting Season
    Sunrise, Sept. 1, 2016-Sunset, Feb. 28, 2017
    Dogs allowed to hunt bobcats during the day. Dogs required to hunt bobcats at night.
    Bobcat hunting also is open during turkey season, no dogs allowed.


    Limit is 2 per day. 
    More:
    • Dogs may not be used when deer season is open in a zone that restricts the use of dogs.
    • During youth turkey hunts, youths may take bobcats.
    • Bobcats may be taken with archery equipment, firearms of any caliber or shotguns with shot no larger than T shot. Bobcats may be taken during spring turkey season with hunting equipment legal for that season.
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    Limits:
    2016-17 Coyote Hunting Season
    Sunrise, July 1-Sunset, Feb. 28
    Dogs allowed to hunt coyotes.
    Coyote hunting also is open during turkey season, no dogs allowed.

    No bag limit or possession limit. 
    More:
    • Coyotes may only be taken during the day.
    • During youth turkey hunts, only youths may take coyotes.
    • Coyote may be taken with archery equipment, firearms of any caliber or shotguns with shot no larger than T shot. Coyotes may be taken during spring turkey season with hunting equipment legal for that season.
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2016-17 Gray Fox, Red Fox, Mink and Striped Skunk Hunting Season
    Sunrise, Sept. 1, 2016-Sunset, Feb. 28, 2017


    Daily limit is 2 per day per species. No possession limit.
    More:
    • Hunting only allowed from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.
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    Limits:
    2016-17 Opossum Hunting Season
    Sunrise, Sept. 1, 2016-Sunset, Feb. 28, 2017

    Daily limit is 2 per day. No possession limit.
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    • Dogs allowed.
    • Day or night hunting; dogs are required for hunting at night.
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    Limits:
    2016-17 River Otter Hunting Season
    Nov. 5, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017

    Daily limit - 2
    No possession limit.
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    Hunting only allowed from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.
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    2016-17 Raccoon Hunting Season
    Sunset, July 1-Aug. 31, 2016
    Night hunting only. Dogs required.

    Sept. 1, 2016-March 31, 2017
    Day or night hunting. Dogs required to hunt at night.

    No daily limit.
    No possession limit.
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    Opens:
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    2016-17 Furbearer (other than Beaver, Coyote, Muskrat and Nutria) Trapping Season
    Sunrise, Nov. 5, 2016-Sunset, Feb. 28, 2017

    No daily limit.
    No possession limit.
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2016-17 Beaver, Muskrat and Nutria Trapping Season
    Sunrise, Nov. 5, 2016-Sunset, March 31, 2017

    No daily limit.
    No possession limit.
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2016-17 Coyote Trapping Season
    Sunrise, Aug. 1, 2016-Sunset, March 31, 2017

    No daily limit
    No possession limit
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    Limits:
    2016-17 Northern Bobwhite Season
    Nov. 1, 2016-Feb. 5, 2017

    Daily limit - 6
    Possession limit - 12
    More:
    While training bird dogs, you may use handguns or shotguns with blank ammunition. Pen-raised quail may be taken with a Shoot-To-Kill Bird Dog Field Training Permit. This permit is available from your local wildlife officer.
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    Limits:
    2016-17 Rabbit Season
    Sept. 1, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017

    Daily limit - 8
    Possession limit - 16
    More:
    • Rabbits may not be hunted with rifles or pistols larger than .22 caliber rimfire or with muzzleloaders larger than .40 caliber unless a modern gun or muzzleloading deer season, bear season or coyote season is open.
    • Rabbits may not be hunted with shotguns using rifled slugs or shot larger than T shot.
    • Up to eight box traps (with interior dimensions up to 8 inches wide and 10 inches tall) may be used.
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    Limits:
    2016-17 Squirrel Season
    May 15, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017

    Daily limit - 12
    Possession limit - 48
    More:
    Squirrels may not be hunted with rifles or pistols larger than .22 caliber rimfire or with muzzleloaders larger than .40 caliber unless a modern gun or muzzleloading deer season, bear season or coyote season is open. Squirrels may not be hunted with shotguns using rifled slugs or shot larger than T shot.
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    Species:Turkey
    Zones: 1; 2; 3; 4; 4A; 4B; 5; 5A; 5B; 6; 7; 7A; 8; 9; 9A; 10; 17; 1A
    Opens:
    Limits:

    2017 Youth Turkey Hunt
    Zones 1, 2, 3, 4B, 5, 5B, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 9, 10 and 17
    April 8-9, 2017

    No more than one turkey may be taken per day.

    Zone limits apply

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    • Only hunters 6 to 15 years old may hunt turkeys during the special youth turkey hunt.
    • Youths who have completed hunter education must be accompanied by an adult mentor who is 18 or older.
    • Youths who have not completed hunter education must be under the direct supervision of an adult mentor who is 21 or older.
    Species:Turkey
    Zones: 1; 2; 3; 4B; 5; 5B; 6; 7; 7A; 8; 9; 10; 17
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    2017 Spring Turkey Season
    Zones 1, 2, 3, 4B, 5, 5B, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 9, 10 and 17
    April 10-25, 2017

    No more than one turkey may be taken per day.

    Statewide bag limit: Two adult gobblers ore bearded hens, no jakes. Hunters 6 to 15 years old may harvest one jake as part of their two-bird limit during the season (including the youth hunt).

    Zone bag limit: Two adult gobblers or bearded hens, no jakes. Hunters 6 to 15 years old may harvest one jake as part of their two-bird limit during the season (including the youth hunt).

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    Species:Turkey
    Zones: 1A; 4; 4A; 5A; 9A
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    2017 Spring Turkey Season
    Zones 1A, 4, 4A, 5A and 9A
    April 10-18, 2017

    No more than one turkey may be taken per day.

    Statewide bag limit: Two adult gobblers ore bearded hens, no jakes. Hunters 6 to 15 years old may harvest one jake as part of their two-bird limit during the season (including the youth hunt).

    Zone bag limit: One adult gobbler or bearded hen, no jakes. Hunters 6 to 15 years old may harvest one jake as part of their two-bird limit during the season (including the youth hunt).

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    Species:Waterfowl
    Opens:
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    2016-17 Duck, Coot and Merganser Youth Hunt
    Dec. 3, 2016 and Feb. 4, 2017

    Daily limit: Same as statewide limit
    Possession limit: Same as statewide limit
    More:
    On these days, youths 15 and younger may harvest ducks, geese, coots and mergansers. Youths who have completed a hunter education course must be accompanied by a mentor who is 18 or older. Youths who have not completed a hunter education course must be accompanied by a mentor who is 21 or older. Mentors may not hunt ducks, geese, mergansers or coots, but may call waterfowl and may (if properly licensed) hunt other game in season. Youth hunters can hunt on wildlife management areas 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset these two days.
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    2016 Early Teal Season
    Sept. 10-25, 2016

    Daily limit: 6 (blue-winged, green-winged and cinnamon teal combined). Possession limit: 18.
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    Shooting Hours: Sunrise to Sunset.
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    2016-17 Duck, Coot and Merganser Season
    Nov. 19-Nov. 27, 2016
    Dec. 8-Dec. 23, 2016
    Dec. 26, 2016-Jan. 29, 2017

    Duck daily bag limit: 6 ducks
    Limit may include no more than 4mallards (no more than 2 of which may be hens), 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 1 black duck, 3 scaup, 2 pintails, 2 canvasbacks and 1 mottled duck. Duck and teal species not listed have no extra restriction beyond the 6-duck total bag limit.
    Duck possession limit: 3 times the daily bag limit

    Coot daily bag limit: 15
    Coot possession limit: 45

    Merganser daily bag limit: 5 mergansers.
    Limit may include no more than 2 hooded mergansers.
    Merganser possession limit: 3 times the daily bag limit.
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    Shooting Hours: 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset.
    Species:Waterfowl
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    2016 Early Canada Goose Statewide Season
    Sept. 1-30, 2016

    Daily Limit: 5
    Possession Limit: 15

    2016-17 Regular Canada Goose Statewide Season
    Nov. 16-Dec. 2, 2016
    Dec. 4, 2016-Jan. 29, 2017

    Daily Limit: 2
    Possession Limit: 6
    Species:Waterfowl
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    2016-17 White-fronted, Snow, Blue and Ross's Goose Season
    Nov. 16-Dec. 2, 2016
    Dec. 4, 2016-Jan. 29, 2017

    White-fronted Goose Daily Bag Limit: 3
    White-fronted Goose Possession Limit: 9
    Snow, Blue and Ross's Goose Combined Daily Bag Limit: 20
    Snow, Blue and Ross's Goose Combined Possession Limit: No possession limit
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    Species:Waterfowl
    Opens:
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    2016-17 Light Goose Conservation Order
    Oct. 8-Nov. 15, 2016
    Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2017
    Feb. 5-April 25, 2017

    No bag limit or possession limit.
    More:
    • Hunters may use unplugged shotguns.
    • Hunters may use electric calls.
    • Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset.
    • No federal or state waterfowl stamp is required.
    • Hunters must have a valid hunting license, but it may be from any state.
    • Hunters must call (800) 364-4263 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) or click here to visit our permit page and click "Submit New Permit Application" for a free registration permit number.