It’s an exciting time of year for the hunting family here at Pluck A Duck LLC. Recently, the dates for the upcoming duck season have been announced, giving us plenty to look forward to in the coming months.
For the 18th time in a row, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission elected to allow a 60-day hunting season for waterfowl throughout the state. As this article published by ArkansasMatters.com discusses, the hunting season for both ducks and geese within the state will begin by late November and extend until late January over the course of three hunting periods, with a youth hunt extending until February 1.
Lately, hunters in Arkansas have been experiencing incredible conditions for bringing home large harvests of waterfowl. As the above article reports, estimates of the total duck population breeding in the United States and Canada have reached 49.2 million ducks, the highest recorded population ever.
Although mallards and other waterfowl migrate across thousands of miles, hunters in Arkansas take home a much larger percentage of these birds as they travel through the Mississippi Flyway. In 2013, Arkansas hunters bagged more than 422,900 ducks, the third-highest amount in the nation and an increase of 8 percent over the previous Arkansas duck hunting totals. That harvest was also 200,000 more ducks than were caught in any other state within the flyway.
Bird hunters will also have plenty of opportunity to track geese through the various refuges and hunting areas available throughout Arkansas. Canada goose, Ross’s goose, white-front goose, snow goose and blue goose will all have their respective seasons at various points between September 2014 and April 2015.
The Pluck A Duck Lodge is a great base of operations for your next duck hunting excursion through the Arkansas wilderness. We start your day off with a hearty breakfast and set you off on the trail with a professional guide to optimize your chances of bringing home a great catch. Make sure to call now to reserve one of our limited spots during the 2014-15 waterfowl hunting seasons.