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.
Dec. 29, 2021
Ducks find some much needed habitat and safety from hunters at the Wrape Plantation rest area at George H. Dunklin Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area in an undated photo. Photo by Mike Wintroath.
Dec. 22, 2021
The weekend's rains gave ducks more habitat to make a stopover in Arkansas for some of the AGFC's moist-soil habitat. Dry conditions still exist in many spots, but the soil is primed to hold more rainfall now, biologists note. Photo by Mike Wintroath.
Dec. 15, 2021
A specklebelly (greater white-fronted goose) breaks through the fog in the early morning and within range of an avid waterfowler manning a camera in east-central Arkansas. Snow and blue geese, Ross's greese and specks are prevalent throughout the Arkansas Delta in mid-December and attracting hunters who have limited options for ducks. Photo by John Hout.
Dec. 8, 2021
Ducks continue to look for water around Arkansas. The second split of the 2021-22 season opens Saturday, Dec. 11. Photo by Mike Wintroath.
Dec. 1, 2021
Youths 15 and and under, active military and veterans have a duck hunt day in Arkansas all to themselves on Saturday, the first of two special hunt days for this season. Everyone else can be back in the duck woods on Dec. 11 for the second portion of the 60-day season.
Nov. 24, 2021
Ducks have arrived in Arkansas, and during the opening weekend of the 2021-22 they were finding the open pockets of water in some of the AGFC-managed hunting areas. Photo by Mike Wintroath.