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Rainfall Expected to Bring More Ducks for Hunting Season

Game and Fish
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Arkansans hunters taking part in duck season may notice an increased population of game when venturing out during the first days of the season this weekend.

While duck populations are already high in most parts of the state, biologists have indicated additional rainy weather may bring in more, resulting in prime conditions.

A cold front expected to enter the state Friday night will bring good chances for hunters, according to Arkansas Game & Fish Commission spokesman Keith Stephens.

"I'm looking for a pretty good opener because there are some ducks in the state right now," Stephens said.

He also advised sportsmen to avoid areas that are heavily hunted to achieve better results.

The duck season starts Saturday and runs through late January.

Liz Fox currently studies print journalism and English literature at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In addition to her reporting duties at KUAR, she serves as entertainment editor for UALR's student newspaper, The Forum, and works at Arkansas Business magazine as an editorial intern.