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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Waterfowl Report

Nov. 23, 2022

Waterfowl hunters are urged to be vigilant about avian influenza; should they encounter a dead or sick bird, such as this goose in the photo, they are asked to report it to the AGFC.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Waterfowl Report

Nov. 16, 2022

Finding water with cover might be a duck's biggest challenge while migrating through Arkansas after an abnormally dry summer and fall. Waterfowl season opens Saturday, Nov. 19, but the limited water will be a factor in hunter success again.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Jan. 19, 2022

More mallards could move into Arkansas with the latest weather headed this way, and waterfowl hunters should find the best habitat conditions of the season over the next several days. Photo by Mike Wintroath.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Jan. 12, 2022

A mallard drake makes his getaway from an area at Halowell Reservoir in this undated photo. Photo by Mike Wintroath.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

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.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

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.