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Apply for a dove hunt by Aug. 15

Aug. 10, 2022

Be sure to apply for one of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s 11 permit-based dove fields by Aug. 15 if you’re looking for a fun way to kick off hunting season this Labor Day Weekend. Applications are available at the AGFC’s licensing site under the “Special Hunt Applications” tab.

Dove days on the horizon ​​​​​​​

Aug. 11, 2021

JONESBORO — The traditional kickoff for hunting season happens in early September as hunters take to the field in pursuit of doves. Most hunters will simply find a likely looking grain field or other feeding area and have a seat on a bucket along the perimeter and hope a few fast flying doves pass within range. This technique can provide some action, but a more tactical approach to dove hunting can yield a heavier game bag. With the investment of a little scouting time, the hunt can be much more enjoyable and effective.

Rain may change outlook for Arkansas dove, teal season openers

Sept. 2, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Cooler weather and rain may bring mixed emotions for wingshooters looking forward to some September seasons. Cloudbursts brought on the wings of Hurricane Laura have transformed some areas of the state overnight, affecting the prospects for dove hunting and early teal season this year. 

Public dove fields planned for Sept. 5

Aug. 19, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The drawing for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s private land dove field program is complete, but if you did not draw there’s still plenty of opportunity to enjoy some time sitting on a bucket at a good location on opening weekend of dove season. The AGFC has dove fields on 22 wildlife management areas throughout the state and has worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to provide another on the Cache River National Wildlife Refuge for the 2020-21 dove season.