Arkansas Duck Hunting

published July 26, 2012 by Matt Livingston

UPDATE: 2012-2013 Arkansas Duck Season Dates

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The 2012-2013 Arkansas duck season dates have bene proposed. No surprise there with the opener the weekend before Thanksgiving and 1 split the week after Thanksgiving. Full proposed early migratory and Arkansas Duck Season dates below:

 LITTLE ROCK – It doesn’t feel much like waterfowl season these days, but commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission were discussing duck hunting during last week’s monthly meeting. The Commission also approved the early season migratory bird dates.
      AGFC Wildlife Management Chief David Goad presented the Commission with the late migratory season proposals.
Proposed duck season dates:
      Nov. 17-Nov. 25
      Dec. 6-Dec. 23
      Dec. 26-Jan. 27
      Youth Hunt: Feb. 2-3
      The late migratory bird season dates will be approved at the August commission meeting.
Early migratory bird season dates:
Mourning Dove and Eurasian Collared Dove
      Sept. 1-Oct. 25 and Dec. 26-Jan. 9
Teal Season
      Sept. 8-23
Rail Season                  
      Sept. 8-Nov. 16
Woodcock Season                  
      Nov. 3-Dec. 17
Common Snipe Season
      Nov. 1-Feb. 15
Purple Gallinule and Common Moorhen Season                  
      Sept. 1-Nov. 9
Early Canada Goose Season                  
      Sept. 1-15
Northwest Canada Goose Zone Season                  
      Sept. 22-Oct. 1

The Official Arkansas Duck Season Dates for 2012-2013 are below:

Species: Duck;Coot, American;Merganser
Opens: 11/17/2012
Ends: 11/25/2012
Shooting Hours: 30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
Limits:
Duck daily bag limit - Six ducks. Limit may include no more than four mallards (no more than two of which may be hens), three wood ducks, two redheads, one black duck, four scaup, two pintails, one canvasback and one mottled duck. Duck and teal species not listed have no extra restriction beyond the six-duck total bag limit.
Duck possession limit - Twice the daily bag limit.
Coot daily bag limit - 15.
Coot possession limit - Twice the daily bag limit.
Merganser daily bag limit - Five. Limit may include no more than two hooded mergansers.
Merganser possession limit - Twice the daily bag limit.
Species: Duck;Coot, American;Merganser
Opens: 12/6/2012
Ends: 12/23/2012
Shooting Hours: 30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
Limits:
Duck daily bag limit - Six ducks. Limit may include no more than four mallards (no more than two of which may be hens), three wood ducks, two redheads, one black duck, four scaup, two pintails, one canvasback and one mottled duck. Duck and teal species not listed have no extra restriction beyond the six-duck total bag limit.
Duck possession limit - Twice the daily bag limit.
Coot daily bag limit - 15.
Coot possession limit - Twice the daily bag limit.
Merganser daily bag limit - Five. Limit may include no more than two hooded mergansers.
Merganser possession limit - Twice the daily bag limit.
Species: Duck;Coot, American;Merganser
Opens: 12/26/2012
Ends: 1/27/2013
Shooting Hours: 30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
Limits:
Duck daily bag limit - Six ducks. Limit may include no more than four mallards (no more than two of which may be hens), three wood ducks, two redheads, one black duck, four scaup, two pintails, one canvasback and one mottled duck. Duck and teal species not listed have no extra restriction beyond the six-duck total bag limit.
Duck possession limit - Twice the daily bag limit.
Coot daily bag limit - 15.
Coot possession limit - Twice the daily bag limit.
Merganser daily bag limit - Five. Limit may include no more than two hooded mergansers.
Merganser possession limit - Twice the daily bag limit.

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Matt Livingston
I am one of the creators of Arkansas Outdoors Online and Arkansas Outdoors Expo. I have been duck hunting for more years than i care to count. I enjoy working on this site and if you have any suggestions please contact me and i can make it happen.




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