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Waterfowl Weekend

YOUTH HUNT GETS FATHERS, SONS TOGETHER

Posted: February 6, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO FLIP PUTTHOFF Magnum, a Labrador retriever, shakes off water after retrieving a ringneck duck Matthew Shepard, 10, right, shot on Saturday during the statewide youth waterfowl hunt. Several dads and their sons took part in a duck hunt at a farm pond west of Bentonville. Only kids younger than 16 were allowed to shoot during the special waterfowl hunt.

The pops of shotguns sounding from a duck blind on Saturday weren’t fired by hunters with years of experience under their waders. Saturday was all about the youngsters during the Arkansas youth waterfowl hunt held Saturday and Sunday.

AT A GLANCE

GO FOR GEESE

Regular duck and goose seasons are over, but waterfowlers may hunt snow geese, blue geese and Ross’s geese in Arkansas until April 25 under the Light Goose Conservation Order. The order is a special hunt designed to reduce the number of geese.

Hunters may use unplugged shotguns and electric calls. No federal or state waterfowl stamp is required. Hunters must have a valid hunting license, but it can be from any state.

But first, hunters must call 800-364-4263 to get a free registration permit number before hunting. There is no bag limit or possession limit. Hunters may keep all the geese they are able to harvest.

SOURCE: ARKANSAS GAME & FISH COMMISSION

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Outdoor, Pages 6 on 02/06/2014

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