Arkansas - Hunt Hard to Find Bobs

Forecast: Arkansas quail hunters will experience a season similar to recent years, which has been poor to fair overall for the past decade. This year’s quail crop, or lack thereof, is in part due to the summer of 2012 being one of the driest and hottest on record.

Fort Chaffee Wildlife Management Area and pine-bluestem restorations on the Ouachita National Forest are areas most likely to hold decent quail numbers. In addition, there is an aggressive effort to reestablish quality quail habitat on Gulf Mountain and Ed Gordon Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), according to Clifton Jackson, quail and small game program coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Season Dates: November 1, 2012 through February 3, 2013
Daily Bag Limit: 6
Possession Limit: 12

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