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Is A Guided Hunt For You

Is A Guided Hunt For You

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Maren McReynolds
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One of the biggest decisions that a hunter has to make every year is whether to do it DIY style or go on a professionally guided hunt. Some people think going with an outfitter is too expensive, while others choose to hunt without a guide and later regret it. Here are 6 signs a guided hunting trip is for you.

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Support Waterfowl Conservation

Support Waterfowl Conservation

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Mike Del Toro
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Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the passage of House Concurrent Resolution 1014 in support of efforts to boost waterfowl and waterfowl habitat in the state of Arkansas.

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2021 Waterfowl Breeding and Habitat Survey Cancelled

2021 Waterfowl Breeding and Habitat Survey Cancelled

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Mike Del Toro
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For the second straight year, safety concerns over Covid-19 have forced the cancellation of the annual Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey. The spring survey, which has been conducted every year from 1955 to 2019, is used to monitor the status of duck and goose populations in North America, as well as to set waterfowl hunting season frameworks and bag limits.

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Arkansas Snow Goose Hunting Looking Good

Arkansas Snow Goose Hunting Looking Good

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Mike Del Toro
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The polar vortex that descended on Arkansas and many other states to the north prompted hundreds of duck and goose hunters throughout The Natural State to ask if the birds finally arrived. With warmer-than-normal conditions across northern states during most of the season, ducks didn’t have to travel far to find the food and cover they need to build up for breeding and nesting season. Meanwhile, lack of unpressured flooded habitat may have prevented ducks and geese from flocking to traditional haunts in some parts of Arkansas. Hunters still can enjoy plentiful shooting and help conservation efforts by hunting snow geese during a special waterfowl season that runs well into spring.

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Arkansas Hunters Face Dry Conditions - Good Early Duck Numbers

Arkansas Hunters Face Dry Conditions - Good Early Duck Numbers

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Mike Del Toro
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Luke Naylor, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) waterfowl program coordinator, explains that although he and his staff did not complete the annual November aerial survey, they have been keeping tabs on reports of ducks and geese throughout the state. Conditions are dry, but Naylor says there are some highlights.

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Summer 2020 Waterfowl Production Outlook

Summer 2020 Waterfowl Production Outlook

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Mike Del Toro
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Overall the last summer conditions are favorable for a good migration this year. Wetland conditions varied throughout the survey area but the majority of the conditions were good to excellent with the Mississippi flyway looking strong!

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