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. 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. 17, 2021
Ducks will be looking long and hard for water to access other waterfowl habitat as the season begins Saturday, Nov. 20.
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.