Specklebellies were occasionally observered the past week in the Arkansas Delta, but not in the great numbers of this time a year ago.
Mallards made up more than half of the 1.2 million ducks counted last week in the Arkansas Delta during the AGFC's annual December aerial waterfowl survey.
Ducks in good numbers were taking in Hallowell Reservoir in Arkansas County last week.
Waterfowl hunters will find plenty of water in most public hunting areas as duck season resumes Thursday, Dec. 6.
The two youth waterfowl hunts during the 2018-19 season, including the first on Saturday, Dec. 1, offers a perfect time for a mentor to teach a youth how to enjoy time in the woods.
The November aerial survey of Arkansas indicated about 100,000 more mallards in Arkansas than the long-term average.
Arkansas's waterfowl season opens Saturday, Nov. 17, and many of the public hunting grounds have plenty of water, quite a change from a year ago.