LITTLE ROCK — Waterfowl season may be months away, but the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is busy working with private landowners to plant the seeds for food ducks, geese and other migrating birds will need during their migration. A new program is working to increase the amount of leftover crops available to ducks when they arrive in The Natural State.
MAYFLOWER – Pepper’s Pond, on Camp Robinson Special Use Area and owned by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will again host to the Super Retriever Series/Arkansas Retriever Challenge Friday through Sunday, May 31-June 2.
The second of two youth duck hunts in Arkansas is scheduled statewide for Saturday, Feb. 2. WMAs around the state will be open to the youths under 16 along with a mentor, who may call ducks but cannot hunt.
A redhead and canvassbacks are caught in flight through the Arkansas timber.
Total ducks in the Arkansas Delta number around the usual midwinter average, according to last week's aerial survey, but mallard counts were down.
Specklebellies by the hundreds were settled on a field Sunday in Arkansas County south of Stuttgart. Photo by Jim Harris.
If you're in the right spot, you'll come across good concentrations of waterfowl during these wet days in Arkansas.