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Access to Mercer Bayou reopened for duck season

Nov. 14, 2018

TEXARKANA - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will reopen the gate leading to Mercer Bayou on Sulphur River WMA this week for hunters to access the area during the 2018-19 duck season. 

First waterfowl report for the 2018-19 season available online

Nov. 14, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – Opening day of Arkansas’s 2018-19 duck season is Saturday, and the first report for habitat conditions on Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management areas is available to get the lowdown on prospective hunting areas.

Youths who have passed hunter education may legally hunt on their own

Nov. 14, 2018

LITTLE ROCK -- One question that springs up each year is how old a youth has to be before they may hunt by themselves. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission regulations state that a hunter must be at least 6 years old to kill a deer, bear or turkey, but the answer to hunting by oneself is a bit more complicated.

Still a lot of deer season left for Arkansas deer hunters

Nov. 14, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Even with some light rain throughout most of the state Monday, hunters could not have asked for a more perfect setting to kick off modern gun season in Arkansas last weekend. But the season is far from over.

Report waterfowl bands and help track the migration

Nov. 14, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Want to make a duck biologist cringe? Just call those things wrapped around some ducks’ feet jewelry. Duck bands are nearly as popular as camo clothing among Arkansas waterfowl hunters, but they have a scientific purpose.

Triple Trophy Award available to deer hunters

Nov. 14, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – With deer season in full swing, some hunters already have made Arkansas’s deer hunting honor roll - scoring a Triple Trophy Award. 
 

Application period for online waterfowl hunts begins Nov. 8

Nov. 7, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - More than 60,000 acres of wetland habitat are available for waterfowl hunters through Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management areas, nearly all of which is open on a first-come, first-served basis. However, a few select locations are reserved through drawn permit hunts to increase hunter satisfaction and prevent conflicts from hunters setting up too close to one another.