Oct. 13, 2021
Randy Zellers Assistant Chief of Communications
LITTLE ROCK — The 2021-22 Waterfowl Guidebook will soon be arriving in AGFC regional offices, nature centers and local sporting goods stores and license vendors throughout the state. An electronic version also is available for those who want to carry a copy on their smartphone, or simply want to get a sneak peek at what’s new for the season.
To get your copy of the guidebook added directly to your phone, just visit agfc.com, and click “Download the 2020-21 Waterfowl Hunting Guidebook” on the front page. The Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf) file that downloads can be added to iBooks for iPhones or to the default reader for Android phones.
Notable changes for waterfowl hunters this year include:
- The Electronic Federal Duck Stamp (FDE) price has increased to $29. The Federal Duck Stamp still costs $25 and is available over-the-counter at any AGFC Regional Office, AGFC Nature Center or at any Post Office. The price increase was to the electronic stamp only.
- All boat plugs must be removed before leaving the loading area at any water body in Arkansas. This regulation is to help prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species such as giant salvinia and zebra mussels. Waterfowl hunters also are encouraged to clean any vegetation from their hunting equipment before moving to a new hunting area to help prevent these species’ spread as well.
- The youth blinds at Sheffield Nelson Dagmar Wildlife Management Area and Freddie Black Choctaw Island WMA West Unit will be open to weekend hunting by drawn permit for youths, but will have an additional hunt day each Wednesday during duck season that adults may apply for and hunt without a youth present.
- The onsite permit draw at Steve N. Wilson Raft Creek Bottoms WMA which takes place on Saturdays and Sundays during duck season has been replaced by an online draw application process. Hunters will no longer be restricted to designated holes on Saturday and Sunday hunts.
Visit www.agfc.com/guidebooks to download all hunting and fishing guidebooks.