First Youth Waterfowl Hunt Of Arkansas’s 2018-19 Season Saturday

LITTLE ROCK – The ducks have a brief rest between the segments of duck hunting season, but on Saturday, the first of two youth waterfowl hunts will have hunters back in the woods in search of Arkansas’s premiere game species.

Young duck and goose hunters benefit from the special hunts, which were created more than a decade ago by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission with the blessing of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Each hunt gives youths the chance to sharpen their duck hunting skills while under the supervision of an adult. Only hunters 15 and younger may hunt ducks, geese, coots and mergansers, allowing mentors to focus solely on teaching the next generation how to set up, call and be successful hunting waterfowl. It’s also a great time to instill those unwritten rules of waterfowling to young hunters and show them that waterfowl hunting isn’t about bagging a limit of ducks the quickest or seeing who can take a picture of the biggest pile of birds. It’s about sharing the experience.

This year’s youth hunts will follow the same format as the last few years, with one day being this Saturday, and a second hunt scheduled for Feb. 2, 2019, after regular duck season has closed.    MORE

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