2009/09/09 – What’s Open For Hunting in Arkansas

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2009/09/09 - What's Open For Hunting in ArkansasCurrent and approaching seasons in Arkansas:

  

Furbearers
Raccoon night hunting: sunset, July 1-sunrise, Aug. 31.
Badger, spotted skunk and weasel hunting: Closed.

Alligator
30 minutes after sunset on Friday, Sept. 18 until 30 minutes before sunrise on Monday, Sept. 21 and from 30 minutes after sunset on Friday, Sept. 25 until 30 minutes before sunrise on Monday, Sept. 28.

Common Moorhen
Sept. 1-Nov. 9

Mourning Dove and Eurasian Collared Dove
Sept. 5-Oct. 18
Dec. 5-Dec. 30

Teal
Sept. 12-Sept. 27

Virginia and Sora Rail
Sept. 12-Nov. 20

Woodcock
Nov. 7-Dec. 21

Snipe
Nov. 1-Feb. 15

Purple Gallinule
Sept. 1-Nov. 9

Early Canada Goose Statewide Season
Sept. 1-15

Northwest Canada Goose Zone Season
Sept. 26-Oct. 5

Late Canada Goose Statewide Season
Dec. 26-Jan. 30

Duck, coot and merganser
Nov. 21-29, Dec. 10-23
Dec. 26, 2009-Jan. 31, 2010

Youth waterfowl hunt
Dec. 5-6

Snow, blue and Ross’ goose
Nov. 7-Dec. 24
Dec. 26, 2009-Jan. 31, 2010

Conservation Order
Feb. 1-April 25, 2010

White-fronted goose
Nov. 14-Dec. 5, 2009
Dec. 12-24, 2009
Dec. 26, 2009-Jan. 31, 2010

Deer
Archery
Statewide: Oct. 1-Feb. 28

Muzzleloader
Zones 1, 1A, 2, 3, 4A, 5A, 6, 6A, 7, 8, 8A, 10, 11, 13, 14 and 15: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 19-21
Zones 9, 12, 16, 16A and 17: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 29-31
Zones 4, 4B, 5 and 5B: Closed

Modern Gun
Zones 1, 1A, 2, 3, 6, 6A, 7, 8, 8A, 10 and 11: Nov. 14-Dec. 6
Zone 4: Nov. 14-15
Zone 5: Nov. 14-159 and Nov. 21-22
Zones 4A, 5A, 13, 14 and 15: Nov. 14-Dec. 13
Zones 4B and 5B: Nov. 14-22
Zones 9 and 12: Nov. 14-Dec. 20
Zones 16, 16A and 17: Nov. 14-Dec. 25
Christmas Holiday Modern Gun Deer Hunt is Dec. 26-28 statewide.
The Special Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt is Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3 statewide excluding certain WMAs where a modern gun or muzzleloader permit is required to hunt.

 

Bear
Archery
Zone 1: Oct. 1-Nov. 30
Zone 2: Sept. 15-Nov. 30
Zones 3, 4, 5, 5A, 6 and 7: Closed


Muzzleloader
Zones 1 and 2: Oct. 17-25
Zones 3, 4, 5, 5A, 6 and 7: Closed

Modern Gun
Zones 1 and 2: Nov. 9-30
Zone 5: Dec. 5-13
Zone 5A: Nov. 28-Dec. 13
Zones 3, 4, 6 and 7: Closed
Special Youth Modern Gun Bear Hunt
Zones 1 and 2 (does not include WMAs requiring a deer permit to harvest a bear): Nov. 7-8
Zones 3, 4, 5, 5A, 6 and 7: Closed

Fall Turkey Season
Archery
Statewide, except Zone 1A closed: Oct. 1-Feb. 28

Firearms
Zones 3, 5B, 6 and 17: Oct. 26-Nov. 1
Zones 1, 1A, 2, 4, 4A, 4B, 5, 5A, 7, 7A, 8, 9, 9A and 10: Closed

Elk
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4 and A: Sept. 21-25
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, A and B: Dec. 7-11
Zone A: Sept. 21-25 and Dec. 7-11
Zone B: Dec. 7-11

Quail
Statewide: Nov. 1-Feb. 7

Rabbit
Statewide: Sept. 1-Feb. 28

Fall Squirrel Season
Statewide: Sept. 5-Feb. 28

Spring 2010 Squirrel Season
May 15-June 13

Crow
Statewide: Sept. 5-Feb. 20

Furbearers (2009-2010)
Gray fox, mink, red fox and striped skunk hunting: sunrise, Sept. 1-sunset, Feb. 28
Opossum Hunting: sunrise, Sept. 1- sunset Feb. 28
Bobcat hunting: sunrise, Oct. 1-sunset, Feb. 28 and from the first day of spring turkey season through the last day of spring squirrel season.
Coyote hunting: sunrise, July 1-sunset, Feb. 28 and from the first day of spring turkey season through June 14.
River otter hunting: sunrise, Nov. 4-sunset, Feb. 28
Raccoon night hunting: sunset, July 1-sunrise, Aug. 31
Raccoon day or night hunting: sunrise, Sept. 1-sunset, March 31
Muskrat, nutria, beaver hunting: sunrise, Sept. 1-sunset, March 31
Badger, spotted skunk and weasel hunting: Closed
Furbearer trapping (other than beaver, coyote, muskrat, nutria): sunrise, Nov. 14-sunset, Feb. 21
Coyote trapping: sunrise, Aug. 1-sunset, March 31
Beaver, muskrat, nutria trapping: sunrise, Nov. 14-sunset, March 31

The 2010 deer season opening dates:

Deer (archery): Friday, Oct. 1, 2010
Deer (muzzleloader): Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010
Deer (modern gun): Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010

Upcoming Public Meetings:

2010-2011 General Public Meetings
Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

For further hunting changes regarding bag limits, deer zone boundaries, game checking and other information go to www.agfc.com.


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