Nov. 16, 2022
LITTLE ROCK — Duck hunters have been cleaning and painting decoys, scouting property, brushing blinds and cleaning shotguns in anticipation of the opening day of duck season on Nov. 19. Every year a handful of them forget their most important pieces of equipment: a valid hunting license, including federal and state duck stamps and Harvest Information Program registration.
Aug. 17, 2022
LITTLE ROCK – Dove season opens September 3. Coincidentally, that happens to be the first Saturday of college football for most of the country. Just like football, an opening day blunder can set the tone for the season. Check fields for any evidence of baiting before hunting, so your midday dove-field tailgate party is full of good memories cheering on your team instead of paying fines for violating federal regulations.
Aug. 12, 2020
LITTLE ROCK — Beginning this year all hunters who wish to pursue doves, ducks, geese and other migratory birds in Arkansas will need to register for the Harvest Information Program either online at agfc.com, through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission smartphone app or at an AGFC regional office, nature center or shooting range. In an effort to improve the quality of data being submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arkansas HIP registration will no longer be offered at license vendors such as sporting goods stores.
Jan. 30, 2019
LITTLE ROCK – After a brief halt Saturday, Feb. 2, for the waterfowl youth hunt, the 2019 Light Goose Conservation Order will again be in operation in Arkansas. After a fairly tough year in the duck woods, many hunters may want to extend their season with this additional opportunity at geese and help conservation managers balance population levels.
Aug. 22, 2018
LITTLE ROCK – Dove hunters will have several opportunities for public hunting starting Saturday, Sept. 1, the opening day of the season – at least if weather cooperates between now and then.