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Arkansas

Hunting

Deer Seasons

2022 Deer Season Opening Dates

Archery - Sept. 24, 2022
Muzzleloader - Oct. 15, 2022
Modern Gun - Nov. 12, 2022

Deer Seasons and Limits by Zone

2021-22 Deer Zone Map

Deer Zone 1 Season Details

2021-22 Deer Season Dates

Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24 and Dec. 11-13, 2021
Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 5 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

Zone Bag Limit
Limit – Five deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

  • Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
  • Five antlerless with archery,
  • Three antlerless with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

Zone Notes

  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting.
  • No antler-point restrictions on harvest.
  • Button bucks count as antlerless deer, but must be checked as a button buck.
  • Button bucks do NOT count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
  • CWD regulations apply.

Deer Zone 2 Season Details

2021-22 Deer Season Dates

Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24 and Dec. 11-13, 2021
Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 5 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

Zone Bag Limit
Limit – Five deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

  • Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
  • Five antlerless with archery,
  • Three antlerless with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

Zone Notes

  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting.
  • No antler-point restrictions on harvest.
  • Button bucks count as antlerless deer, but must be checked as a button buck.
  • Button bucks do NOT count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
  • CWD regulations apply.
  • Due to ongoing research, collared or ear-tagged deer may be present. Research deer are legal for harvest. Tag and check research deer as required and call 1-800-482-9262 within 12 hours of harvest.

Deer Zone 3 Season Details

2021-22 Deer Season Dates

Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24 and Dec. 11-13, 2021
Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 5 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

Zone Bag Limit
Limit – Five deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

  • Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
  • Five antlerless with archery,
  • Three antlerless with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

Zone Notes

  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting.
  • No antler point restrictions on harvest within the CWD counties. All other counties within this zone legal bucks must be a button buck or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
  • Button bucks count as antlerless deer, but must be checked as a button buck.
  • Button bucks do NOT count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
  • In Baxter, Boone, Independence, and Marion counties, CWD regulations apply.

Deer Zone 4 Season Details

2021-22 Deer Season Dates

Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
Muzzleloader: Closed
Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
Modern Gun: Nov. 13-21 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

Zone Bag Limit
Limit – Three deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

  • Two bucks with archery or modern gun,
  • Three does with archery,
  • One doe with modern gun.

Zone Notes

  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting.
  • No antler point restrictions on harvest within the CWD counties. All other counties within this zone legal bucks must be a button buck or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
  • Special modern gun restrictions apply.
  • Button bucks DO count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
  • In Jackson county CWD regulations apply.

Deer Zone 4A Season Details

2021-22 Deer Season Dates

Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24 and Dec. 18-20, 2021
Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 12 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

Zone Bag Limit
Limit – Three deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
  • Three does with archery,
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

Zone Notes

  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting.
  • Legal bucks must be button bucks or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
  • Button bucks DO count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.

Deer Zone 5 Season Details

2021-22 Deer Season Dates

Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
Muzzleloader: Closed
Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
Modern Gun: Nov. 13-21 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

Zone Bag Limit
Limit – Three deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

  • Two bucks with archery or modern gun,
  • Three does with archery,
  • One doe with modern gun.

Zone Notes

  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting.
  • Legal bucks must be button bucks or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
  • Special modern gun restrictions apply.
  • Button bucks DO count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.

Deer Zone 5A Season Details

2021-22 Deer Season Dates

Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24 and Dec. 18-20, 2021
Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 12 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

Zone Bag Limit
Limit – Three deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
    • Three does with archery,
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

    Zone Notes

    • No dogs allowed for deer hunting.
    • Legal bucks must be button bucks or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
    • Button bucks DO count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.

    Deer Zone 6 Season Details

    2021-22 Deer Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24 and Dec. 11-13, 2021
    Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
    Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
    Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 5 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

    Zone Bag Limit
    Limit – Five deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

    • Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
    • Five antlerless with archery,
    • Three antlerless with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

    Zone Notes

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 13-Dec. 5.
    • No antler point restrictions on harvest within the CWD counties. All other counties within this zone legal bucks must be a button buck or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
    • Button bucks count as antlerless deer, but must be checked as a button buck.
    • Button bucks do NOT count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
    • In Crawford, Franklin, Independence, Johnson, Madison, Newton, Pope, Searcy, Stone, Van Buren and Washington counties, CWD regulations apply.
    • Due to ongoing research, collared or ear-tagged deer may be present. Research deer are legal for harvest. Tag and check research deer as required and call 1-800-482-9262 within 12 hours of harvest.

    Deer Zone 7 Season Details

    2021-22 Deer Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24 and Dec. 11-13, 2021
    Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
    Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
    Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 5 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

    Zone Bag Limit
    Limit – Five deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

    • Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
    • Five antlerless with archery,
    • Three antlerless with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

    Zone Notes

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 13-Dec. 5.
    • No antler point restrictions on harvest within the CWD counties. All other counties within this zone legal bucks must be a button buck or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
    • Button bucks count as antlerless deer, but must be checked as a button buck.
    • Button bucks do NOT count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
    • In Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Pope, Scott, Sebastian and Yell counties, CWD regulations apply.

    Deer Zone 8 Season Details

    2021-22 Deer Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24 and Dec. 11-13, 2021
    Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
    Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
    Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 5 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

    Zone Bag Limit
    Limit – Five deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

    • Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
    • Five antlerless with archery,
    • Three antlerless with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

    Zone Notes

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 13-Dec. 5.
    • No antler point restrictions on harvest within the CWD counties. All other counties within this zone legal bucks must be a button buck or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
    • Button bucks count as antlerless deer, but must be checked as a button buck.
    • Button bucks do NOT count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
    • In Independence, Jackson, Johnson, Pope and Van Buren counties, CWD regulations apply.

    Deer Zone 9 Season Details

    2021-22 Deer Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24, 2021
    Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
    Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
    Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 19 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

    Zone Bag Limit
    Limit – Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
    • Four does with archery,
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

    Zone Notes

    • No dogs allowed for deer hunting.
    • No antler point restrictions on harvest within the CWD counties. All other counties within this zone legal bucks must be a button buck or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
    • Button bucks DO count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
    • In Jackson County CWD regulations apply.

    Deer Zone 10 Season Details

    2021-22 Deer Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24 and Dec. 11-13, 2021
    Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
    Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
    Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 5 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

    Zone Bag Limit
    Limit – Five deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

    • Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
    • Five antlerless with archery,
    • Three antlerless with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

    Zone Notes

      • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 13-Dec. 5.
      • Legal bucks must be button bucks or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
      • Button bucks count as antlerless deer, but must be checked as a button buck.
      • Button bucks do NOT count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.

      Deer Zone 11 Season Details

      2021-22 Deer Season Dates

      Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
      Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24 and Dec. 11-13, 2021
      Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
      Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
      Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 5 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

      Zone Bag Limit
      Limit – Five deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

      • Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
      • Five antlerless with archery,
      • Three antlerless with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

      Zone Notes

      • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 13-Dec. 5.
      • No antler point restrictions on harvest within the CWD counties. All other counties within this zone legal bucks must be a button buck or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
      • Button bucks count as antlerless deer, but must be checked as a button buck.
      • Button bucks do NOT count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
      • In Logan, Scott, Sebastian and Yell counties, CWD regulations apply.

      Deer Zone 12 Season Details

      2021-22 Deer Season Dates

      Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
      Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24, 2021
      Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
      Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
      Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 19 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

      Zone Bag Limit
      Limit – Five deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

        • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
        • Five does with archery,
        • Five does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

        Zone Notes

        • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 13-Dec. 19.
        • Legal bucks must be button bucks or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
        • Button bucks DO count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.

        Deer Zone 13 Season Details

        2021-22 Deer Season Dates

        Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
        Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24, 2021
        Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
        Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
        Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 19 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

        Zone Bag Limit
        Limit – Five deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

        • Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
        • Five antlerless with archery,
        • Three antlerless with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

        Zone Notes

        • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 13-Dec. 19.
        • Legal bucks must be button bucks or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
        • Button bucks count as antlerless deer, but must be checked as a button buck.
        • Button bucks do NOT count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.

        Deer Zone 14 Season Details

        2021-22 Deer Season Dates

        Archery: Sept. 25, 2021-Feb. 28, 2022
        Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24 and Dec. 18-20, 2021
        Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
        Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
        Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 12 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

        Zone Bag Limit
        Limit – Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

        • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
        • Four does with archery,
        • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

        Zone Notes

        • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 13-Dec. 12.
        • Legal bucks must be button bucks or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
        • Button bucks DO count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.

        Deer Zone 15 Season Details

        2021-22 Deer Season Dates

        Archery: Sept. 25, 2021-Feb. 28, 2022
        Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24 and Dec. 18-20, 2021
        Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
        Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
        Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 12 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

        Zone Bag Limit
        Limit – Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

        • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
        • Four does with archery,
        • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

        Zone Notes

          • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 13-Dec. 12.
          • Legal bucks must be button bucks or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
          • Button bucks DO count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.

          Deer Zone 16 Season Details

          2021-22 Deer Season Dates

          Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
          Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24, 2021
          Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
          Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
          Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 25 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

          Zone Bag Limit
          Limit – Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

          • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
          • Four does with archery,
          • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

          Zone Notes

          • No dogs allowed for deer hunting.
          • Legal bucks must be button bucks or have antlers with at least 15-inch inside spread or 18-inch main beam.
          • Button bucks DO count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.

          Deer Zone 16A Season Details

          2021-22 Deer Season Dates

          Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
          Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24, 2021
          Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
          Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
          Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 25 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

          Zone Bag Limit
          Limit – Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

          • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
          • Four does with archery,
          • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

          Zone Notes

          • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 13-Dec. 28.
          • Legal bucks must be button bucks or have antlers with at least 15-inch inside spread or 18-inch main beam.
          • Button bucks DO count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.

          Deer Zone 17 Season Details

          2021-22 Deer Season Dates

          Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
          Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24, 2021
          Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
          Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
          Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 25 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

          Zone Bag Limit
          Limit – Five deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

          • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
          • Five does with archery,
          • Five does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

          Zone Notes

          • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 13-Dec. 28.
          • Legal bucks must be button bucks or have antlers with at least 15-inch inside spread or 18-inch main beam.
          • Button bucks DO count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.