Hunters Get Ready!
Rabbit and Dove Season Opens This Weekend
The weather here in South Arkansas is changing.
The cool summer breeze no doubt has every hunter thinking about heading to the woods.
Rabbit season opens Friday and runs through Feb. 29. The Daily limit is 8 and possession limit is 16. For city folk: That means one person can only have 16 rabbits in the freezer.
Note: Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus has recently been introduced to the United States, with serious outbreaks occurring in wild rabbits in multiple areas.
If you spot a sick or dead wild rabbits in Arkansas, contact the Arkansas Game and Fish at email@example.com.
In a few days, people will also take to the fields for dove season.
Arkansas dove season splits.
The first round starts Saturday and ends October 22. The second starts December 8 and ends January 15, 2024. With mourning dove and a white dove bag limit of 15. Possession limit 45. With Eurasian collared dove there are no daily or possession limits.
Hunting is a die-hard tradition in South Arkansas that’s been passed down from one generation to the other. Always remember the Ten Commandments of Gun Safety. Even the most Elite, Pure & Unguided hunters ranging from Washington D.C. to Zone 12 in South Arkansas need to observe the Ten Commandants of Gun Safety. And don’t forget to watch out for your neighbor.
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