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Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

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.

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.