How is the current Arkansas duck hunting season going?
As you can imagine, it depends on who answers the question. One answer comes from Arkansas Game and Fish Commission license sales people, and they see an increase from a year ago in the number of migratory waterfowl stamps, commonly called duck stamps, sold.
Duck stamp sales are a reliable indicator of the status of waterfowl hunting. Water is low or absent from many traditional duck hunting spots in the state, but waterfowlers are out in action nonetheless.
Through November, according to Susan Porter of the AGFC’s Fiscal Division, 43,190 resident stamps and 16,809 non-resident stamps had been sold. This compares to 41,421 and 15,770 for the same period in 2011.
The current Arkansas duck hunting season is open through Sunday, Dec. 23, will close Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24-25, then will re-open on Wednesday, Dec. 26, to run through Sunday, Jan. 27.
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