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AGFC preparing dove fields on WMAs

Aug. 18, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The drawing for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s private land dove field program has been conducted, and applicants can find their results at www.agfc.com. While many applicants were successful in drawing spots on the five private dove fields AGFC managed through this year’s random draw, many more are left looking for other options on opening day of dove season. According to Garrick Dugger, assistant chief of wildlife for the AGFC, more than 625 acres of fields on WMAs are being prepared to host some dove-hunting opportunities that are open to the public.

Can’t find a field? Enter the AGFC dove field drawing

Aug. 11, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission works with landowners to reserve areas specially managed for dove hunts throughout the state. Hunting spots in these areas are managed by random drawing, with applications costing only $5. Hunters drawn may bring one friend to hunt from their position as well.

New private land available as dove permit period opens Aug. 1

July 28, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — An additional region of the state, the southwest quadrant, will be served this dove season by the addition of a private field in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s private-land permit dove hunting program.

Northeast Arkansas field joins list for permitted dove hunts

July 15, 2020

JONESBORO – Dove hunters will have more than 300 acres of privately owned farmland available via drawn permit for the early weeks of Arkansas’s 2020 dove season, which opens Saturday, Sept. 5. Several regions of the state have been represented by the private land permit hunts in the past three years since the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission initiated the program, but this year will mark the first time a northeast Arkansas field has been part of the roster.

New permit hunt increases dove hunting options

Aug. 16, 2017

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is cranking up the opportunities for public-land hunters to enjoy the unofficial kick off to hunting season – dove hunting. In addition to fields prepared on wildlife management areas, the AGFC is offering drawn permit hunts on a leased private field in Lonoke County to increase people’s chances at enjoying a traditional dove hunt this year.