2009/11/11 – What’s Open For Hunting in Arkansas

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2009/11/11 - What's Open For Hunting in ArkansasCurrent and approaching seasons in Arkansas:

Mourning Dove and Eurasian Collared Dove
Dec. 5-Dec. 30

Virginia and Sora Rail
Sept. 12-Nov. 20

Woodcock
Nov. 7-Dec. 21

Snipe
Nov. 1-Feb. 15

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: Dec. 19-21
Zones 9, 12, 16, 16A and 17: 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. 14-15 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 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


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

Fall Turkey Season
Closed

Elk
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, A and 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.