ARKANSAS WATERFOWL 2017-2018 SEASON INFO

The 2017-2018 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

2017-2018 Season Info Dates

Nov 18th – Nov 26th

Dec 7th – Dec 23rd

Dec 26th – Jan 28th

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, 2 pintails, 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 2017-2018 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 2015 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations report released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) indicates another strong year for waterfowl populations. The report is based on surveys conducted in May and early June by USFWS, Canadian Wildlife Service, and several state agency biologists. Overall duck numbers in the survey area are statistically similar to last year and remain high. Total populations were estimated at 49.5 million breeding ducks in the surveyed area. This estimate represents an 1-percent increase from last year’s estimate of 49.2 million birds, and is 43 percent higher than the 1955-2014 long-term average. “We are fortunate to see continued high overall duck populations in North America’s breeding areas this year,” said DU CEO Dale Hall. “Though conditions were dry in some important habitats, we had large numbers of birds returning this spring and good conditions in the Boreal Forest and other areas of Canada. It looks like some typical prairie nesters skipped over the U.S. prairies and took advantage of good conditions farther north. This is an important reminder about the vital need for maintaining abundant and high-quality habitat across the continent. The Boreal Forest, especially, can provide important habitat when the prairies are dry. But the Boreal is under increasing threats from resource extraction.”
Click here to see the FULL WATERFOWL SURVEY REPORT.

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