Courtesy Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission set the start of the Arkansas deer season, with modern gun deer season hunting opening Nov. 9, archery season opening Sept. 28, and muzzleloader season opening Oct. 19.
A summary of all 2012-13 hunting regulations are available here.
In other business, the Commission:
- Reviewed the 2012-2013 deer harvest. AGFC Deer Program Coordinator Cory Gray told Commissioners that hunters checked a record 213,487 deer, an increase of 11 percent from the 2011-2012 deer season.
- Approved clarification of fishing regulations related to trout fishing and commercial turtle harvest restrictions. Language regarding trout waters was inadvertently deleted from previously adopted trout permit requirements, and portions of Randolph County were added to regulations governing turtle harvest.
- Authorized AGFC Director Mike Knoedl to employ third-party contractors with expertise in oil spill remediation to assist the AGFC in the wake of the Mayflower oil spill.