Season Dates

Duck Hunting Arkansas- Seasonal Dates for Duck Hunting

Species: Duck; Merganser; American Coot
Opening: 11/21/2015
Closing: 11/29/2015
Hours: From one half-hour before sunrise to sunset.
Limitations: Duck Bag Limit (daily): Six, which may include:
– Up to four mallards, up to two of which may be hens.
– Up to three wood ducks.
– Up to two redheads.
– Up to one black duck.
– Up to two scaup.
– Up to two pintails.
– Up to one canvasback.
– Up to one mottled duck.
Unlisted species of duck and teal are not restricted, other than the daily limit of six.
Duck Possession Limit: Three times the daily bag limit.
Coot Bag Limit (daily): 15
Coot Possession Limit: 45
Merganser Bag Limit (daily): Five, which may include up to two hooded mergansers.
Merganser Possession Limit: Three times the daily bag limit.
Species: Duck; Merganser; American Coot
Opening: 12/10/2015
Closing: 12/23/2015
Hours: From one half-hour before sunrise to sunset.
Limitations: Duck Bag Limit (daily): Six, which may include:
– Up to four mallards, up to two of which may be hens.
– Up to three wood ducks.
– Up to two redheads.
– Up to one black duck.
– Up to three scaup.
– Up to two pintails.
– Up to two canvasback.
– Up to one mottled duck.
Unlisted species of duck and teal are not restricted, other than the daily limit of six.
Duck Possession Limit: Three times the daily bag limit.
Coot Bag Limit (daily): 15
Coot Possession Limit: 45
Merganser Bag Limit (daily): Five, which may include up to two hooded mergansers.
Merganser Possession Limit: Three times the daily bag limit.
Species: Duck; Merganser; American Coot
Opening: 12/26/2015
Closing: 1/31/2016
Hours: From one half-hour before sunrise to sunset
Limitations: Duck Bag Limit (daily): Six, which may include:
-Up to four mallards, up to two of which may be hens.
-Up to three wood ducks.
-Up to two redheads.
-Up to one black duck.
-Up to three scaup.
-Up to two pintails.
-Up to two canvasback.
-Up to one mottled duck.
Unlisted species of duck and teal are not restricted, other than the daily limit of six.
Duck Possession Limit: Three times the daily bag limit.
Coot Bag Limit (daily): 15
Coot Possession Limit: 45
Merganser Bag Limit (daily): Five, which may be up to two hooded mergansers.
Merganser Possession Limit: Three times the daily bag limit.
Species: Canada Goose
Opening: 9/1/2015
Opening: 9/15/2015
Hours: From one half-hour before sunrise to sunset.
Limitations: Five is the daily limit, and 15 is the possession limit.
Species: Canada Goose
Opening: 9/19/2013
Closing: 9/28/2013
Hours: From one half-hour before sunrise to sunset.
Limitations: Two is the daily limit, and six is the possession limit.
More: Included in the Northwest Canada Goose Zone are: Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Conway, Crawford, Faulkner, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Madison, Marion, Newton, Perry, Pulaski, Pope, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Van Buren, Washington and Yell Counties.
Species: Canada Goose
Opening: 11/18/2015
Closing: 1/31/2016
Hours: From one half-hour before sunrise to sunset.
Limitations: Two is the daily limit, and six is the possession limit.
Species: Blue Goose; Ross Goose; Snow Goose
Opening: 11/18/2015
Closing: 1/31/2016
Hours: From one half-hour before sunrise to sunset.
Limitations: 50 is the bag limit, and there is no possession limit.
Species: Waterfowl for Youth Hunting
Opening: 2/6/2016
Closing: 2/6/2016
Hours: From one half-hour before sunrise to sunset
Limitations: All limits are the same as the bag and possession limits of the regular season.
More: During these two days, minors 15 years and younger are allowed to hunt and possess ducks, geese, mergansers and coots. If the youths have completed a hunter education course, their mentor may be 18 or older. If the youths have not completed a hunter education course, their mentor must be 21 or older. The youths’ mentors are not allowed to hunt ducks, geese, mergansers or coots, though they are allowed to call the waterfowl and if properly licensed, hunt other game that might be in season. Hunting by youths may take place on wildlife management areas.

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