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Late Winter Still Offers Hunting Opportunities in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) is reminding folks: even though it's winter, there's still a lot to hunt in Arkansas.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) is reminding folks: even though it's winter, there's still a lot to hunt in Arkansas.

The AGFC points out, one of the advantages of late winter hunting in Arkansas is that you won't run into the crowds you did many times during the fall.

Here's a look at the open hunting seasons in the Natural State:

•Squirrel: through Feb. 28.
•Rabbit: through Feb. 28.
•Light Goose Conservation Order (snow, blue and Ross' goose) runs through April 25.
•Snipe: through Feb. 15.
•Deer archery: through Feb. 28.
•Crow: through Feb. 21, Thursdays through Mondays (Tuesdays and Wednesdays are closed).
•Furbearers: hunting of gray fox, mink, opossum, red fox, striped skunk through Feb. 28. Raccoon day or night hunting through March 31. Bobcat hunting through Feb. 28. Coyote hunting through March 31. River otter hunting through Feb. 28. Raccoon, muskrat, nutria and beaver hunting through March 31.

All these hunting seasons that are open now are statewide except for the public areas with special rules that may close off some activities.
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