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Youth Waterfowl Hunt On Saturday

By Staff, 02/1/17 5:14 PM

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas’ duck season ended last weekend for most hunters, but hunters less than 16 years old will have one final chance to go afield during Saturday’s youth waterfowl hunt.

The second part of the state’s annual youth waterfowl hunt will take place from 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset. For the second year in a row, ┬áthe Arkansas Game and Fish Commission established a two-part youth waterfowl hunt, with the first part taking place during the first split of the regular duck season in December 2016.

Youth 15 and under may hunt ducks, geese, coots and mergansers. Youths who have completed a hunter education course must be accompanied by a mentor 18 years or older, while youths who haven’t completed a hunter education course must be accompanied by a mentor 21 years or older. Mentors may not hunt but may call waterfowl.

Shooting hours and bag limits are the same as regular duck and goose seasons, but hunting is permitted from 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset on AGFC wildlife management areas. Sweet 16 WMA hunter-use permits aren’t required for youth hunters.

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