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Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Feb. 3, 2021

The special Youth, Veterans and Active Military waterfowl hunts, including the second one this season on Saturday, Feb. 6, offer a great opportunity for mentoring young hunters. Photo by Mike Wintroath.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Jan. 27, 2021

The sun sets on the 2020-21 waterfowl season, with the close at sunset on Sunday, Jan. 31.Hunters may hunt all day in the duck hunting areas of the state's WMAs on Sunday only.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Jan. 20, 2021

Mallards haven't visited Arkansas in the usual numbers in 2020-21, as this year's count in the AGFC's Midwinter Survey in the state's Delta region came in as the second lowest since formal surveys began in 2009-2010, and the total was 45% of the 2010-2021 long-term midwinter survey average. Photo by Mike Wintroath.

 

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Jan. 13, 2021

Ducks and geese share the same watering hole in an east-central Arkansas rest area. Photo by Mike Wintroath.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

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.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

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.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

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.