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AGFC sets 2015-16 deer seasons

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The 2015-16 deer seasons have been set by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

According to a recent news release by the AGFC, modern gun season opens Nov. 14, archery season is opening Sept. 26 and muzzleloader season is opening Oct. 17.

The following has more information regarding zones and dates by the AGFC:

Archery – All zones: Sept. 26-Feb. 29, 2016.

Modern Gun - Zones 1, 1A, 2, 3, 6, 6A, 7, 8, 8A, 10 and 11: Nov. 14-Dec. 6.

Zone 4: Nov. 14-15.

Zone 5: Nov. 14-15 and Nov. 21-22.

Zones 4A, 5A, 14 and 15: Nov. 14-Dec. 13.

Zones 4B and 5B: Nov. 14-22.

Zones 9, 12 and 13: Nov. 14-Dec. 20.

Zone 16, 16A and 17: Nov. 14-Dec. 25.

Muzzleloader – Zones 1, 1A, 2, 3, 6, 6A, 7, 8, 8A, 10 and 11: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 12-14.

Zones 4A, 5A, 14 and 15: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 19-21

Zones 9, 12, 13, 16, 16A and 17: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 29-31.

Zones 4, 4B, 5 and 5B: Closed.

The statewide Christmas holiday modern gun deer hunt is Dec. 26-28. Youth modern gun deer hunts will be held Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3, 2016. 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. 10-14.

The 2016-17 deer season opening dates will be:

Deer (special youth modern gun): Nov. 5, 2016 and Jan. 7, 2017 Deer (archery): Sept. 24, 2016 Deer (muzzleloader): Oct. 15, 2016 Deer (private land antlerless only modern gun): Oct. 29, 2016 Deer (modern gun): Nov. 12, 2016 The Commission also approved 2016 turkey season dates:

Zones 1, 2, 3, 4B, 5, 5B, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 9, 10 and 17: April 16-May 1, 2016.

Zones 4, 4A, 5A and 9A: April 16-24, 2016.

Zone 1A: Closed.

The special youth turkey season will be held April 9-10, 2016. Turkey zone 1A will be closed for the youth hunt.

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