Aug. 17, 2022
LITTLE ROCK – Dove season opens September 3. Coincidentally, that happens to be the first Saturday of college football for most of the country. Just like football, an opening day blunder can set the tone for the season. Check fields for any evidence of baiting before hunting, so your midday dove-field tailgate party is full of good memories cheering on your team instead of paying fines for violating federal regulations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.