License Info

2017-2018 Arkansas Duck Season Dates

  • Nov. 18-26, 2017
  • Dec. 7-Dec. 23, 2017
  • Dec. 26, 2017-Jan. 28, 2018

To purchase a license, go to the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Web site.

Hunters may also buy many licenses from sporting goods stores, hunting and fishing supplies stores, some discount chains such as Wal-Mart.

You can also call 223-6349 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the Little Rock area, or 1-800-364-GAME (1-800-364-4263) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please have your credit card and an identification number ready. Your identification number can be a driver’s license, social security number, hunter education number, state ID number or passport number. Your hunting or fishing privileges become effective immediately and your license will arrive in the mail in a few days.

Lifetime and commercial licenses are not available by phone or online.

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Join us for the first annual Arkansas Waterfowler Hall of Fame. The creation of this new program is a long overdue effort to preserve the contributions of those individuals who have gone above and beyond through dedicated time, resources and other work to enhance the waterfowl industry in Arkansas.

The inaugural class of this landmark program will be inducted on December 1, 2016. This special evening event will share the stories of the impact of their contributions as waterfowl enthusiasts gather to celebrate this time honored tradition.