We set out to create the most simplified guide to Arkansas hunting seasons for 2023.
Want to find out season dates, learn about regulations and bag limits, understand license requirements, and get access helpful links?
Then you’ll love the info outlined in today’s guide. Let’s dive right in.
The great state of Arkansas is known as a ‘Natural State,’ meaning that there isn't any hunting in the spring time due to the high breeding numbers. They work hard at conserving the land and the animals so that there are harvest numbers for a later date as well and the population is evenly maintained. There are interesting big games including Alligator, Elk, Bear and Deer and small games which include rabbit, squirrel and quail! There are many wildlife management areas where you can apply at a low cost or none at all to hunt and you are sure to gain a unique experience.
Big Game - Bear, Deer, Elk
Small Game - Rabbit, Squirrel
Bird - Quail, Crow, Turkey
Archery (Bow) - Sept. 25, 2023
Muzzleloader - Oct 16, 2023
Modern Gun - Nov 13, 2023
2023 Opening Day Deer Dates:
Spring Turkey Season:
Zone 1: April 18 - April 26, 2024
Zone 2: April 18 - May 8, 2024
General Season: Sept. 17-20 and Sept. 24-27
See the map below for a breakdown of Arkansas's hunting zones:
Statewide Turkey Bag Limits:
Official State Site: https://www.agfc.com/