2016-2017 Arkansas Hunting Season

The 2016-2017 Arkansas Hunting Season dates are set. The season dates and bag limits are subject to change at any time based on harvest results.  For more information on the 2016-2017 Arkansas hunting season, regulations or licensing, click here.

2016-2017 Arkansas Hunting Season2016 Deer Season Opening Dates

Archery Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016
Muzzleloader Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016
Modern Gun Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016
Special Youth Modern Gun Nov. 5, 2016, and Jan. 7, 2017
Private Land Anterless Only Modern Gun Oct. 29, 2016

2016-17 Mourning and Eurasian Collared-Dove Season

Sept. 3-Oct. 23, 2016
Dec. 8, 2016-Jan. 15, 2017
Mourning Dove Daily Bag Limit: 15
Mourning Dove Possession Limit: 45
Eurasian Collared-Dove Daily Bag Limit: No limit
Eurasian Collared-Dove Possession Limit: No limit

2016-17 Duck, Coot, and Merganser Youth Hunt

Dec. 3, 2016, and Feb. 4, 2017
Daily limit: Same as statewide limit
Possession limit: Same as statewide limit

2016 Early Teal Season

Sept. 10-25, 2016
Daily limit: 6 (blue-winged, green-winged and cinnamon teal combined). Possession limit: 18.

2016-17 Duck, Coot and Merganser Season

Nov. 19-Nov. 27, 2016
Dec. 8-Dec. 23, 2016
Dec. 26, 2016-Jan. 29, 2017
Duck daily bag limit: 6 ducks

Coot daily bag limit: 15
Coot possession limit: 45
Merganser daily bag limit: 5 mergansers.
Limit may include no more than 2 hooded mergansers.

Merganser possession limit: 3 times the daily bag limit.

2016 Early Canada Goose Statewide Season

Sept. 1-30, 2016
Daily Limit: 5
Possession Limit: 15

2016-17 Regular Canada Goose Statewide Season

Nov. 16-Dec. 2, 2016
Dec. 4, 2016-Jan. 29, 2017
Daily Limit: 2
Possession Limit: 6

2016-17 White-fronted, Snow, Blue and Ross’s Goose Season

Nov. 16-Dec. 2, 2016
Dec. 4, 2016-Jan. 29, 2017
White-fronted Goose Daily Bag Limit: 3
White-fronted Goose Possession Limit: 9
Snow, Blue, and Ross’s Goose Combined Daily Bag Limit: 20
Snow, Blue, and Ross’s Goose Combined Possession Limit: No possession limit

2016-17 Light Goose Conservation Order

Oct. 8-Nov. 15, 2016
Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2017
Feb. 5-April 25, 2017
No bag limit or possession limit.

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