Arkansas Sets 2022-2023 Waterfowl Season Dates; Changes Coming in 2023-2024

At their May 19, 2022 meeting, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved the state’s 2022-2023 waterfowl season dates along with proposed changes in the season structure beginning with the 2023-2024 seasons.

Here’s a look at what’s in store for Arkansas duck and goose hunters for 2022-2023.

2022-2023 Waterfowl Seasons

Duck Season (including coots and mergansers)

  • Nov. 19-27, 2022
  • Dec. 10-23, 2022
  • Dec. 26, 2022-Jan. 31, 2023

White-Fronted Goose

  • Oct. 29-Nov. 11,2022
  • Nov. 19-27, 2022
  • Dec. 10-23, 2022
  • Dec. 26, 2022-Jan. 31, 2023

Canada Goose

  • Sept. 1-Oct. 15, 2022
  • Nov. 19-27, 2022
  • Dec. 10-23, 2022
  • Dec. 26, 2022-Jan. 31, 2023

Snow, Blue and Ross’s Goose

  • Oct. 29-Nov. 11, 2022
  • Nov. 19-27, 2022
  • Dec. 10-23, 2022
  • Dec. 26, 2022-Jan. 31, 2023

Snow, Blue and Ross’s Goose Conservation Order

  • Feb. 1-3, 2023
  • Feb. 5-April 25, 2023

Youth, Military, and Veteran Waterfowl Hunt

  • Dec. 3, 2022
  • Feb. 4, 2023

Changes for 2023-2024

Beginning with the 2023-24 waterfowl season, the opening day of the first segment of duck season will begin on the Saturday immediately following Thanksgiving. This change was preferred by public comment respondents from surveys conducted between 2008 and 2012. During this year’s public comments period, 68 percent favored opening day being moved to the later date. To accommodate the plans of hunters and businesses impacted by the different dates, the AGFC will delay implementation until the 2023-24 waterfowl season.

For more information on Arkansas waterfowl hunting, be sure to check out the official Arkansas Game and Fish Commission website.

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