With only one option offered by the AGFC at the July Commissioner’s meeting, yesterday’s meeting to set the dates in stone was less than eventful.
The 2013-2014 Arkansas duck season dates are
- Nov. 23-Dec. 1;
- Dec. 5-Dec. 23; and
- Dec. 26-Jan. 26
- Youth hunt on Feb. 1 and 2
The 2013-14 duck bag limits are six ducks consisting of no more than: four mallards (two hens), three wood ducks, two pintails, two redheads, one black duck, two canvasbacks, one mottled duck or three scaup.
Federal regulations now allow for a possession limit of three times the daily bag limit.
Arkansas goose hunters get an early start with the season on white-fronted (specks), snow, blue, Ross’s and late Canada goose season running Nov. 14-Jan. 26.
- The Commission approved the replacement of a bridge at Temple Island on Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area.
- Awarded Kiah Gardner the George H. Dunklin Jr. Arkansas Waterfowl and Wetland Management Award. The award is given to an individual whose actions have resulted in significant benefit to Arkansas’s waterfowl and wetlands. Gardner works for the AGFC office in Russellville.
- A proposed land swap is on the table again for the southern end of Bayou Meto between the AGFC and Goose Lake Farms, LLC. Property line issues and ease of accessibility to the area are the main talking points of the exchange. The AGFC is asking for public input on its website via a survey.