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Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Dec. 13, 2017

AGFC biologists completed the first aerial survey for duck counts in Arkansas last week.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Dec. 6, 2017

As the second portion of the state's 60-day duck season opens Thursday, Arkansas hunters await more rainfall as well as the eventual migration of a massive number of ducks, some of which currently sit in Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge in southernmost Illinois and part of Missouri. A record number of pintails for the refuge were part of that recent aerial survey.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Nov. 29, 2017

Ducks are looking for every little bit of water they can find in dry conditions of Arkansas now, but most of the migration is still avoiding us at least until heavy rains come.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Nov. 22, 2017

Continued lack of rainfall continued to plague much of the duck hunting around Arkansas in areas without artificially flooding, but observers noted a massive number of geese having already migrated into the state during the opening weekend of waterfowl season.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Nov. 15, 2017

Duck season in Arkansas will open 30 minutes before sunrise Saturday, Nov. 18, with 60 days of hunting. With near-record numbers of ducks from the northern breeding grounds for yet another year, Arkansas hunters will enjoy 60 days of hunting for the 21st season in a row.

Waterfowl Report for Feb. 1, 2017

Feb. 1, 2017

Arkansas's duck season ended last weekend for most hunters, but hunters less than 16 years old will have one final chance to go afield during Saturday’s youth waterfowl hunt. The second part of the state’s annual youth waterfowl hunt will take place from 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset. For the second year in a row, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission established a two-part youth waterfowl hunt, with the first part taking place during the first split of the regular duck season in December 2016.