2018-2019 Arkansas Hunting Season :: Farmers Co-op & Noah’s Pet & Wild Bird

2018-2019 Arkansas Hunting Season

The 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 Arkansas hunting season, regulations or licensing, click here.

2016-2017 Arkansas Hunting Season2018 Deer Season Opening Dates

Archery Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018
Muzzleloader Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018
Modern Gun Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018
Special Youth Modern Gun Nov. 3, 2018, and Jan. 6, 2019
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Oct. 13-17, 2018.

Deer

  • Archery:
    Zones 1,1A, 2 3, 4, 4A, 4B, 5, 5A, 5B, 6, 6A, 7, 8, 8A, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16A, 17 – Sept. 22, 2018-Feb. 28, 2019.
  • Muzzleloader:
    Zones 1, 1A, 2, 3, 6, 6A, 7, 8, 8A, 10 and 11 – Oct. 20-28 and Dec. 8-10, 2018.
    Zones 4A, 5A, 14, and 15 – Oct. 20-28 and Dec. 15-17, 2018.
    Zones 9, 12, 13, 16, 16A and 17 – Oct. 20-28 and Dec. 29-31, 2018.
  • Modern Gun:
    Zones 1, 1A, 2, 3, 6, 6A, 7, 8, 8A, 10 and 11 – Nov. 10-Dec. 2 and Dec. 26-28, 2018.
    Zone 4 – Nov. 10-11 and Dec. 26-28, 2018.
    Zone 5 – Nov. 10-11, Nov. 17-18 and Dec. 26-28, 2018.
    Zones 4A, 5A, 14 and 15 – Nov. 10-Dec. 9 and Dec. 26-28, 2018.
    Zones 4B and 5B: Nov. 10-18 and Dec. 26-28, 2018.
    Zones 9, 12 and 13 – Nov. 10-Dec. 16 and Dec. 26-28, 2018.
    Zones 16, 16A and 17 – Nov. 10-Dec. 28, 2018.
  • Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt:
    Statewide on all private land – Oct. 13-17, 2018.
  • Special Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt:
    Statewide – Nov. 3-4, 2018 and Jan. 5-6, 2019

Waterfowl

  • Early Teal Season:
    Statewide – Sept. 15-30, 2018.
  • Early Canada Goose:
    Statewide Sept. 1-30, 2018.
  • Duck, Coot, and Merganser:
    Nov. 17-25, Dec. 6-23 and Dec. 26, 2018-Jan. 27, 2019.
  • Canada, White-fronted, Snow, Blue and Ross’s Goose:
    Oct. 27-29, Nov. 17-30, Dec. 2, 2018-Jan. 27, 2019.
  • Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt:
    Dec. 1, 2018, and Feb. 2, 2019.

Bear

  • Archery:
    Zones 1 and 2 – Sept. 22-Nov. 30, 2018.
    Zones 3, 4, 5, 5A, 6 and 7 – closed
  • Muzzleloader:
    Zones 1 and 2 – Oct. 20-28, 2018.
    Zones 3, 4, 5, 5A, 6 and 7 – closed
  • Modern Gun:
    Zones 1 and 2 – Nov. 10-30, 2018.
    Zone 5 – Nov. 24-Dec. 2, 2018.
    Zone 5A – Nov. 17-Dec. 2, 2018.
    Zones 3, 4, 6 and 7 – closed
  • Special Youth Modern Gun Bear Hunt:
    Zones 1 and 2 – Nov. 3-4, 2018.
    Zones 3, 4, 5, 5A, 6 and 7 – closed.

Mourning, White-Winged, and Eurasian Collared Dove

  • Statewide – Sept. 1-Oct. 28 and Dec. 8, 2018-Jan. 15, 2019.

Wild Turkey

  • Zones 1, 2, 3, 4B, 5, 5B, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 9, 10 and 17 – April 8-23, 2019.
    Zones 1A, 4, 4A, 5A and 9A – April 8-16, 2019.
  • Special Youth Turkey Hunt:
    Statewide (except WMAs): April 6-7, 2019.