Deer Hunting Seasons Set For Razorback Hunters

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission set the state’s deer hunting seasons for 2014-15, with modern gun deer season opening Nov. 8, archery season opening Sept. 27, and muzzleloader season opening Oct. 17.
The deer season dates are part of the 2014-15 general hunting regulations approved during the Commission’s monthly meeting.

Season dates for the 2014-15 deer hunting season: 

  • Archery – All zones: Sept. 27-Feb. 28, 2015
  • Modern Gun – Zones 1, 1A, 2, 3, 6, 6A, 7, 8, 8A, 10 and 11: Nov. 8-30
  • Zone 4: Nov. 8-9
  • Zone 5: Nov. 8-9 and Nov. 15-16
  • Zones 4A, 5A, 14 and 15: Nov. 8-Dec. 7
  • Zones 4B and 5B: Nov. 8-16
  • Zones 9, 12 and 13: Nov. 8-Dec. 14
  • Zone 16, 16A and 17: Nov. 8-Dec. 25
  • Zones 9, 12, 13, 16, 16A and 17: Oct. 18-26 and Dec. 29-31
  • Zones 4, 4B, 5 and 5B: Closed
  • Muzzleloader – Zones 1, 1A, 2, 3, 4A, 5A, 6, 6A, 7, 8, 8A, 10, 11, 14, 15: Oct. 18-26 and Dec. 13-15

The statewide Christmas holiday modern gun deer hunt is Dec. 26-28. Youth modern gun deer hunts will be held Nov. 1-2 and Jan. 3-4, 2015.

A private land antlerless-only modern gun deer hunt in zones 1, 1A, 2, 3, 6, 6A, 8, 8A, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16A and 17 will be held Oct. 11-15.

The commission also approved the harvest of feral hogs only during bear, deer and elk firearms seasons on certain WMAs. The regulation permits some taking of nuisance feral hogs, without promoting the recreational hunting of feral hogs, on Commission-controlled property.

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