ARKANSAS WATERFOWL 2018-2019 SEASON INFO

The 2018-2019 Arkansas Waterfowl season will be here before you know it! Call us soon to book your dates. Dates fill up fast! Book Now at 855-932-7299

2018-2019 Season Info Dates

Nov 17th – Nov 25th

Dec 6th – Dec 23rd

Dec 26th – Jan 27th

Bag Limits

The Arkansas Waterfowl Season typically allows for 6 ducks. Limit may include 4 mallards, no more than 2 of which may be hens. You can kill 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 1 black duck, 3 scaup, 1 pintail, 1 canvasback and 1 mottled duck. Duck and teal species not listed have no extra restriction beyond the 6 duck total bag limit. Duck possession limit is 18, three times your daily bag limit. Canada Goose daily limit is 2 with a possession limit of 6, three times your daily bag limit. Specklebelly Goose daily limit is 3 with a possession limit of 9, three times your daily bag limit. Snows, Blues and Ross Geese combined daily limit is 20 with NO possession limit. Shoot em’ all JACK!

License Info

Get your Arkansas waterfowl season license online here: ARKANSAS WATERFOWL SEASON 2018-2019 LICENSE

For out of state (Non-Resident) hunters you are required to purchase the following licenses:
Nonresident 5-day Small Game Hunting License (SG5) – $70.00
Nonresident Arkansas Waterfowl Stamp (DSN) – $35.00
Federal Duck Stamp – $25.00
Harvest Information Program Registration (HIP) – FREE (but required to hunt waterfowl)

For in state (Resident) hunters you are required to purchase the following licenses:
Resident Sportsman’s License (RS) – $25.00
Resident Arkansas Waterfowl Stamp (DSR) – $7.00
Federal Duck Stamp – $15.00
Harvest Information Program Registration (HIP) – FREE (but required to hunt waterfowl)


Breeding Duck Numbers Remain High!

Abundant precipitation boosts breeding pair estimates again.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) today released its report on 2017 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations, based on surveys conducted in May and early June by FWS and the Canadian Wildlife Service. Overall duck numbers in the survey area remain high. Total populations were estimated at 47.3 million breeding ducks in the traditional survey area, which is similar to last year’s estimate of 48.4 million and is 34 percent above the 1955-2016 long-term average. The projected mallard fall flight index is 12.9 million birds, similar to the 2016 estimate of 13.5 million.
The main determining factor for duck breeding success is wetland and upland habitat conditions in the key breeding landscapes of the prairies and the boreal forest. Conditions observed across the U.S. and Canadian survey areas during the 2017 breeding population survey were generally similar to last year with a few exceptions. The total pond estimate for the U.S. and Canada combined was 6.1 million, which is 22% above the 2016 estimate of 5.0 million and 17% above the long-term average of 5.2 million.
Click here to see the FULL WATERFOWL SURVEY REPORT.

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