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Arkansas Waterfowl Hunting

Species/Season Dates Notes
Duck, Coot, Merganser Nov. 23-Dec. 2, 2019
Dec. 11-23, 2019
Dec. 26, 2019-Jan. 31, 2020
Duck daily bag limit – 6, which may include no more than 4 mallards (2 hens), 3 scaup, 3 wood ducks, 1 pintail, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 2 black ducks,1 mottled duck. If not listed, up to 6 ducks of a species (including teal) may be taken.

Coot daily bag limit – 15.

Merganser daily bag limit – 5, which may include no more than 2 hooded mergansers.

Possession limit for ducks, coots and mergansers is three times the daily bag limit.

Canada Goose
Early
Sept. 1-30, 2019 Daily Limit – 5
Possession Limit – 15
Canada Goose
Regular
Oct. 26-30, 2019
Nov. 23-Dec. 6, 2019
Dec. 8, 2019-Jan. 31, 2020
Daily bag limit – 2

Possession limit – 6

Goose
Blue, Snow, Ross, White-fronted
Oct. 26-30, 2019
Nov. 23-Dec. 6, 2019
Dec. 8, 2019-Jan. 31, 2020
Daily bag limit – 20

No possession limit

Light Goose Conservation Order Oct. 5-25, 2019
Oct. 31-Nov. 22, 2019
Feb. 1-7, 2020
Feb. 9-April 25, 2020
No daily bag or possession limit
Early Teal Sept. 15-30, 2019  Shooting Hours – Sunrise through Sunset.
Daily Limit – 6 (blue-winged, green-winged and cinnamon teal combined)
Possession Limit – 18
Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt Dec. 7, 2019 and Feb. 8, 2020 On these days, only youths 15 and younger may harvest ducks, geese, coots and mergansers. Youths who have completed a hunter education course must be accompanied by a mentor 18 or older. Youths who have not completed a hunter education course must be accompanied by a mentor 21 or older. Mentors may not hunt, but may call waterfowl. Shooting hours and bag limits are the same as the regular duck and goose seasons. Youth hunters can hunt on wildlife management areas 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset these two days. General WMA hunter use permits are not required for youth hunters.

Additional Information

Hunting Times Season Times
Duck, Coot, Merganser 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Canada Goose
All
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Goose
Blue, Snow, Ross, White-fronted
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Light Goose Conservation Order 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
Teal Sunrise to sunset
Youth 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Arms & Ammo Category Regulations
Shotgun 10 gauge or smaller, plugged with a one-piece filler that cannot be removed without disassembling the gun so its capacity is limited to 3 shells
Shot type Steel
Tunsten-iron (Hevi-Steel)
Tungsten-polymer
Tungsten-matrix
Tungsten-iron-nickel-tin (TINT)
Tungsten-nickel-iron (Hevi-Shot)
Tungsten-bronze-iton (TBI)
Tungsten-tin-bismuth (TTB)
Bismuth-tin
Shot size Non-toxic size T (0.2-inch diameter) and smaller
Archery Permitted
Muzzleloading
shotguns
Permitted