LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – Waterfowl hunting in Arkansas is legal from 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset.
But how does a hunter determine these exact times?
There are two reliable sources. One is the 2013-2014 Arkansas Waterfowl Hunting Guidebook
from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. It will be available online
and at AGFC offices and license dealers in October. A chart with
official sunrise and sunset times is in this booklet.
A second source is online at http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneYear.php
Type in the state with the town nearest your hunting spot. The chart
that appears will be in Central Standard Time (for Arkansas). Add an
hour for daylight saving time, and you will have the official opening
and closing hours for hunting until daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m.,
times vary a few minutes east to west but not north to south. For
example, Blytheville sunrise Oct. 1 is 5:55 a.m. CST. For Oct. 1 in Fort
Smith, it is 6:13 a.m. CST. But Mountain Home and El Dorado both have
Oct. 1 sunrise times of 6:05 a.m. CST.