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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. 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.

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.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Nov. 18, 2020

The areas in Arkansas where migrating ducks can find suitable wet habitat appear to be limited as the 60-day duck season opens Saturday.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Dec. 11, 2019

Pintails and teal are captured in flight over an Arkansas field. Waterfowl season has resumed with its second of three segments, running through Dec. 23. After a Christmas Eve and Christmas Day split, the final segment runs Dec. 26 to Jan. 31. Photo by Mike Wintroath.