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Arkansas Deer Hunting

Modern Gun Season Opens- 2017

As the day length gets shorter we’re seeing an increase in rutting activity across the state. In addition a recent cold front has put the bucks on the move. Users have reported an increase in deer activity, especially bucks. From an Increase in daytime activity, to chasing and fresh scrapes, the rut is clearly upon […]

Arkansas Deer Hunting

Arkansas Rut Times and Tips

As the rut approaches in Arkansas, I wanted to share some rut tactics from Field and Stream.  Below is the article titled; “Hunting the Rut, Four Killer Tactics” I have also attached a picture from the Arkansas Game and Fish Comission showing peak rut times across the state.   “1. GET IN BED WITH DOES With […]

Arkansas Deer Hunting

Muzzleloader Season Opens this Weekend

Muzzleloader season opens across most of the state tomorrow, October 21.  While some zones are open to muzzleloader season, some remain closed.  Please double check the zone you are hunting in and check the dates for your zone.  Season Dates are: Zones 1, 1A, 2, 3, 6, 6A, 7, 8, 8A, 10 and 11:  Oct. […]

Arkansas Deer Hunting

2017 Arkansas Deer Season Bow Opener

The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally upon us, 2017 bow season opens today across the state! Thousands of hunters will be making their way into the woods with bow in hand, hoping to connect with the buck they’ve been watching or to fill their freezer.  Whatever your reason, today is an exciting […]

Arkansas Deer Hunting

Gov. Hutchinson Appoints Stan Jones as New AGFC Commissioner

Stan Jones a long time native of Walnut Ridge AR has been recently appointed the Commissioner of the AGFC for a 7 year term. Gov. Hutchinson talks on Jones; “As a fellow hunter and conservationist, I understand how critical it is to appoint a leader who dearly loves all the natural resources that Arkansas has to offer,”. […]


 
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