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Hunting in Arkansas: Eight Animals to Hunt in the Summer

By    |   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 06:56 PM

Arkansas is a popular destination for hunting. As the Arkansas visitor's website notes, the state "is well populated by a wide variety of Arkansas wildlife found on several million acres of public lands." The "Natural State," as it is nicknamed, maintains an active hunting program for visitors and residents alike.

However, Arkansas doesn't allow much hunting in the summer, when the animals are fattening up for the difficult winter months. Here's what you can legally hunt in summer in Arkansas during the 2015 to 2016 season – and it isn't much, mostly "varmints."

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Be sure to check with the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission before planning an excursion. The areas open to hunting change according to wildlife populations and other criteria. A few regulations to keep in mind include: no hunting from a moving motorized vehicle, whether on land or in the air. You may not hunt from boats. You are not allowed to use drugs, poisons, or booby traps while hunting. You can not hunt any animals that are running to escape fire or flood. Here is a list of the animals that can be hunted during the summer in the state of Arkansas.

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  • Bobcat - Bobcat season is September 1st to the end of February (and during turkey season, which is generally in the spring).
  • Coyote - You may trap coyotes from August 1st to March 31, and you may hunt them from July 1 to the end of February and, as with bobcat, during the brief and variable turkey season.
  • Crow - Crow hunting is allowed from September 1st to February 21st, but only Thursday through Monday.
  • Muskrat, Beaver, and Nutria -The beaver, muskrat, and nutria hunting season runs from September 1st to March 31st.
  • Rabbit -Rabbit season begins September 1st, just before the end of summer, and continues through the end of February.
  • Squirrel -Squirrels don't get much rest in Arkansas as the hunting season for squirrels covers nearly the entire year, from May 1st to the end of February.
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