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Estimated decline in duck population only part of fall flight story

Sept. 7, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s report “Waterfowl Population Status, 2022,” released in late August, total duck population estimates in spring 2022 declined 12 percent from the last recorded survey taken in 2019, but that doesn’t necessarily sound an alarm with waterfowl managers who have seen similar fluctuations in the past.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Feb. 2, 2022

Arkansas's regular waterfowl season has come to an end, but youths, veterans and active military personnel may hunt Saturday, Feb. 5, in the second of the state's two special statewide waterfowl hunts.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Jan. 26, 2022

Thousands of snow geese lift skyward from a field just east of the AGFC's Earl Buss Bayou DeView Wildlife Management Area near Weiner on Sunday. Photo by John Hout.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Jan. 19, 2022

More mallards could move into Arkansas with the latest weather headed this way, and waterfowl hunters should find the best habitat conditions of the season over the next several days. Photo by Mike Wintroath.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Jan. 12, 2022

A mallard drake makes his getaway from an area at Halowell Reservoir in this undated photo. Photo by Mike Wintroath.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Jan. 5, 2022

Ducks are observed by drone over a field that was soaked by recent rains. After a dry several weeks to the Arkansas 2021-22 duck season, recent rain events have given waterfowl more habitat in state to stay awhile during migration. 

Carbaugh Goes Airborne in Study of Waterfowl

Dec. 29, 2021

AGFC biologist Jason Carbaugh's many duties include banding birds, including wood ducks, doves and Canada geese. Here he is releasing a banded wood duck back into the wild.