Hunting Season Dates

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LITTLE ROCK – Commissioners approved hunting regulations changes for the 2017-18 hunting seasons, including the season dates for all game, including the 2017-18 waterfowl season and 2018 turkey season at last week’s meeting in the AGFC headquarters in Little Rock.
Opening days of the 2017-18 Arkansas deer season are:
Archery – Sept. 23, 2017
Muzzleloader – Oct. 21, 2017
Modern Gun – Nov. 11, 2017
Private Land Modern Gun Antlerless Deer Hunt – Oct. 14-18, 2017
Special Modern Gun Youth Deer Hunt – Nov. 4-5, 2017 and Jan. 6-7, 2018
Christmas Holiday Modern Gun Deer Hunt – Dec. 26-28, 2017
The 2017-18 waterfowl season dates are:
Duck, Coot and Merganser
Nov. 18-26, 2017
Dec. 7-23, 2017
Dec. 26, 2017-Jan. 28, 2018
Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt
Dec. 2, 2017 and Feb. 3, 2018
The 2018 wild turkey season dates are:
Special Youth Turkey Hunt
April 7-8, 2018
Firearms and Archery Turkey Season
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4B, 5, 5B, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 9, 10 and 17 – April 9-24, 2018
Zones 1A, 4, 4A, 5A and 9A – April 9-17, 2018
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