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Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

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.

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

Nov. 17, 2021

Ducks will be looking long and hard for water to access other waterfowl habitat as the season begins Saturday, Nov. 20.

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.