Jan. 6, 2021
Many Arkansas hunters have this image in their minds, but mostly throughout the state as 2021 arrives, the wait is still on for a major influx of mallards. Photo by Mike Wintroath.
Jan. 6, 2021
WALNUT RIDGE — Thanks to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s recently expanded Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement program, hunters in Lawrence County have more than 500 additional acres of property to enjoy during the last month of waterfowl season and beyond.
Dec. 23, 2020
Greater white-fronted geese (specklebellies) glide into a field filed with fellow specks in Arkansas County. An aerial estimate of specks in the state's Delta region in December numbered more than the estimated mallards in the state. Photo by John Hout.
Dec. 16, 2020
Ducks were seen in fewer numbers by the AGFC aerial crew Dec. 7-10, with total ducks (including pintails above) down nearly half the 2009-2020 long-term December average. Photo by Mike Wintroath.
Dec. 9, 2020
Frank Jones of Manning, South Carolina and his dog, Wheylen, wait on the ducks while hunting opening day in Steve N. Wilson Raft Creek Bottoms Wildlife Management Area. This particular spot in the photo now has twice as much water coverage as on opening weekend, as water can be moved from the White River. Other areas of Arkansas still have dry conditions. Photo by Jim Harris.
Dec. 2, 2020
Copper Smith of Marion, Illinois, hunted speckebellies (greater white-fronted geese) near Harrisburg recently. While regular duck season is on a 10-day hiatus in Arkansas, hunters can harvest specks through Friday and again from Sunday until Dec. 23, with the final segment running Dec. 26-Jan.31 concurrent with duck season. Photo provided by Elizabeth Bailey-Smith.
Nov. 25, 2020
Greater white-fronted geese, commonly known as specklebellies, are being seen in large numbers in various areas of the Arkansas Delta, as well as a new arrival of snow geese. Photo by Mike Wintroath.