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Rabbit Season Dates and Bag Limits

2024-25 Rabbit Season

Statewide: Sept. 1, 2024-Feb. 28, 2025

Daily limit – 8
Possession limit – 16

  • Rabbits may not be hunted with rifles or handguns larger than .22 caliber rimfire or with muzzleloaders larger than .40 caliber unless a modern gun or muzzleloading deer season, bear season or coyote season is open.
  • Rabbits may not be hunted with shotguns using rifled slugs or shot larger than T shot.
  • Up to eight box traps (with interior dimensions up to 8 inches wide and 10 inches tall) may be used.

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV-2) has recently been introduced to the US, with serious outbreaks occurring in wild rabbits in multiple states. If you see sick or dead wild rabbits in Arkansas, please contact AGFC at For more information about RHDV-2, visit the Rabbit Hunting page.