AR Rifle Deer Season 09/23/17-02/28/18

Arkansas Deer Hunting Season Dates:

Modern gun Deer zones 1, 1A, 2, 3, 6, 6A, 7, 8, 8A, 10 and 11: Nov. 11-Dec. 3

Deer zone 4: Nov. 11-12

Deer zone 5: Nov. 11-12 and Nov. 18-19

Deer zones 4B and 5B: Nov. 11-19

Deer zones 4A, 5A, 14 and 15: Nov. 11-Dec. 10

Deer zones 9, 12 and 13: Nov. 11-Dec. 17

Deer zones 16, 16A and 17: Nov. 11-Dec. 25

Christmas holiday modern gun deer hunt Statewide (excluding WMAs that are closed during modern gun deer season): Dec. 26-28

Special modern gun youth deer hunt All zones (excludes certain WMAs where a modern gun or muzzleloader permit is required to hunt): Nov. 4-5 and Jan. 6-7

Private land antlerless only modern gun deer hunt

Deer zones 1, 1A, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 4B, 5, 5A, 6, 6A, 7, 8, 8A, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16A and 17: Oct. 14-18 Deer zone 5B:  closed

Bag Limits:

Varies by Hunting Zone (see Arkansas Hunting Zone Map)

AR Archery Deer Season 09/23/17

Arkansas Hunting Season Dates (Statewide):

Opens: 9/23/2017

Closes: 2/28/2018

Bag Limits:

Please check zone specific regulations on Arkansas Game and Fish website 

AR Muzzleloader Season Starts 10/21/17

Arkansas Muzzleloader Season Dates:

Muzzleloader Deer zones 1, 1A, 2, 3, 6, 6A, 7, 8, 8A, 10 and 11:  Oct. 21-29 and Dec. 9-11 Deer zones 4A, 5A, 14 and 15: Oct. 21-29 and Dec. 16-18 Deer zones 9, 12, 13, 16, 16A and 17:  Oct. 21-29 and Dec. 29-31 Deer zones 4, 4B, 5 and 5B:  closed

Bag Limits:

Varies by Hunting Zone (see Arkansas Hunting Zone Map)


AR Waterfowl Seasons

Arkansas Duck Season Dates:

Nov. 18-26, 2017

Dec. 7-23, 2017

Dec. 26, 2017-Jan. 28, 2018

Bag Limits:

Duck daily bag limit – six. Limit may include no more than four mallards (no more than two of which may be hens), three scaup, three wood ducks, one pintail, two redheads, two canvasbacks, one black duck and one mottled duck. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Bayou Meto WMA has a daily bag limit of four ducks, which may include no more than three mallards (no more than two of which may be hens).

Snow, Blue and Ross’s Goose

Nov. 15-Dec. 1, 2017, and
Dec. 3, 2017-Jan. 28, 2018
Bag Limit – 20
Light Goose Conservation Order Oct. 7-Nov. 14, 2017

Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2018 Feb. 4-April 25, 2018 Bag Limit – None

White-fronted Goose

Nov. 15-Dec. 1, 2017, and Dec. 3, 2017-Jan. 28, 2018 Bag Limit – 3
Possession Limit – 9

Early Canada Goose

Sept. 1-30, 2017 (statewide) Daily Limit – 5
Possession Limit – 15

Canada Goose

Nov. 15-Dec. 1, 2017, and Dec. 3, 2017-Jan. 28, 2018 (statewide)
Daily Limit – 2 Possession Limit – 6


AR Dove Season starts 9/2/2017

Mourning Dove/Eurasian Collard Dove

Arkansas Hunting Season Dates:

Sept. 2-Oct. 22, 2017

Dec. 8, 2017-Jan. 15, 2018

Bag Limits: 

Daily limit is 15. Possession limit is 45.