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. 24, 2021
Ducks have arrived in Arkansas, and during the opening weekend of the 2021-22 they were finding the open pockets of water in some of the AGFC-managed hunting areas. Photo by Mike Wintroath.
Nov. 17, 2021
Ducks will be looking long and hard for water to access other waterfowl habitat as the season begins Saturday, Nov. 20.
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.
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.
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. 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.