Start looking to the skies this weekend, because it flies, it dies. If it’s a duck, that is.
Duck season is opening up this weekend in Arkansas, and hunters are itching to get into their blinds or boats to kick it off.
The first round of duck hunting runs from Nov. 21 through Nov. 30. When December rolls around, hunters can return to their duck blinds from Dec. 11-23 and then from Dec. 26 through Jan. 31, 2021.
There are also special waterfowl hunts for youth, veterans and active duty military members. On Dec. 5 and Feb. 6, 2021, these individuals are allowed to hunt ducks, geese, coots and mergansers.
These dates also apply to coot and merganser shooting.
Hunters can start shooting 30 minutes before sunrise but must stop at sunset. At the end of the day, hunters are allowed a daily bag limit of six bird, which can include no more than four mallards, one scaup, three wood ducks, one pintail, two redheads, two canvasbacks, two black ducks and one mottled duck.
Make sure to check out Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s website for the full list of rules and regulations before you start your hunt. Most importantly, have a great time!