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Commission approves hunting regulations changes

The 2017-18 hunting seasons are set and the season dates for all game including waterfowl season and 2018 turkey season.

Opening days of the 2017-18 Arkansas deer season are:
Archery – Sept. 23, 2017
Muzzleloader – Oct. 21, 2017
Modern Gun – Nov. 11, 2017

Private Land Modern Gun Antlerless Deer Hunt –
Oct. 14-18, 2017

Special Modern Gun Youth Deer Hunt –
Nov. 4-5, 2017 and Jan. 6-7, 2018

Christmas Holiday Modern Gun Deer Hunt –
Dec. 26-28, 2017

The 2017-18 waterfowl season dates are:
Duck, Coot and Merganser –
Nov. 18-26, 2017
Dec. 7-23, 2017
Dec. 26, 2017-Jan. 28, 2018

Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt –
Dec. 2, 2017 and Feb. 3, 2018

The 2018 wild turkey season dates are:
Special Youth Turkey Hunt –
April 7-8, 2018

Firearms and Archery Turkey Season –
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4B, 5, 5B, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 9, 10 and 17 – April 9-24, 2018
Zones 1A, 4, 4A, 5A and 9A – April 9-17, 2018

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