Arkansas Duck Hunting Season Information for 2023

Duck hunting season is here again, and we’ve got all the information Arkansas hunters need to start bagging. 

When is Duck Hunting Season?

Nov. 18–26, 2023

Dec. 9–23, 2023

Dec. 27, 2023–Jan. 31, 2024

Duck Hunting Bag Limits

This year’s daily bag limit is six, with includes the following limitations:

  • four mallards (two hens) 
  • one scaup 
  • three wood ducks 
  • one pintail 
  • two redheads 
  • two canvasbacks 
  • two black ducks 
  • one mottled duck

The coot daily bag limit is 15. The merganser daily bag limit is five, which may include no more than two hooded mergansers. The possession limit for ducks, coots, and mergansers is three times the daily bag limit.

Hunting Licenses, Permits, and Stamps

Hunting License

If you’re looking to hunt in Arkansas, you’ll need to purchase a hunting license online from the Arkansas Game and Fishing Commission.

Duck Stamps

Besides a hunting license, anyone hunting migratory waterfowl requires a signed Federal Duck Stamp with them. You can purchase them online through the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Additional Information

If you are interested in finding out more about this year’s duck hunting season, the Arkansas Game and Fishing Commission has released the 2022-23 Arkansas Waterfowl Hunting Guidebook.

If you’ve invested in your hunting equipment, you’ll want to protect it with Farm Bureau Insurance of Arkansas. Speak to a local agent near you and find out what protection we offer.