published December 23, 2017 by David Faulk

Arkansas ’17-’18 Duck Season First Half

The first half of duck season here in the Natural State has been full of mixed reviews.  Public land opportunities have been very limited with the drought conditions we have experienced across the state.  The majority of duck hunting success has been on private lands.  We have recently experienced heavy rainfall across the state which has drastically changed the landscape.  Dry agriculture fields have now become flooded, many private lands will be at full pool, and public lands have seen an increase in water levels.  This increase in the amount of flooded habitat should increase the potential for holding birds across the state.  In addition we will be seeing a drastic change in weather over the next couple of weeks.  A large cold front will be moving in, highs in the low 40’s and lows in the mid 20’s.  Combine cooler temps with an overall increase in habitat and we should see an improvement in waterfowl abundance and hunter success. Leave us a comment on how your season is going.  Submit your pictures to to be featured or tag us on Instagram @arkoutdoors

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David Faulk
Owner of Arkansas Outdoors Online. Christian. Outdoors enthusiast, with years of experience hunting and fishing across the Natural State. Mississippi State Wildlife Biology Graduate.

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