Duck Hunting on the Arkansas River

Discussion in 'Waterfowl Hunting' started by headhunter_60, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. headhunter_60

    headhunter_60 Super Member<br>2010 Deer Hunting Contest Winner

    Whats the rules and regs about hunting on the Arkansas River for waterfowl. I have searched and search but haven't found anything useful.
  2. DHunt85

    DHunt85 Well-Known Member

    What do you want to know?

  3. Whispering Death

    Whispering Death Well-Known Member

    Heard they were killing them pretty steady around Pendleton, can't hurt to go give it a try......
  4. headhunter_60

    headhunter_60 Super Member<br>2010 Deer Hunting Contest Winner

    I just want to know the general regulations like if the oxbows created by it are ok to go in. I know nothing about the flowing rivers/oxbow regulations.
  5. CutDown

    CutDown Well-Known Member

    I don’t think there is a "regulation" that would answer your question....It all depends on the surrounding land.....

    Depending on who or who does not own the land would make it legal or illegal...

    If the land is privately owned you can’t be on the bank, tied off to anything on the bank or matter how you gained access to the area...

    I think that is accurate. However, I don’t know for sure, just seems to be what I have found, heard, read, etc.. in the past on the subject….
  6. headhunter_60

    headhunter_60 Super Member<br>2010 Deer Hunting Contest Winner

    Thats kinda what I was thinking. Thanks
  7. greenhead smackdown

    greenhead smackdown Well-Known Member

    You can pretty much be on any water that you can boat into while the water is at or below the normal high water mark. So if you can boat into an oxbow under normal water conditions, then yes you can hunt or fish it.
  8. juleo

    juleo Well-Known Member

    Most land on the Arkansas inbetween the levees is corp land and can be hunted. I've ran into one area where there was private land that came up to the river bank. Just watch out for backwater where houses maybe located close to the waterline. Some areas, like lake dardanelle WMA, which is from the lock at dardanelle to the lock at ozark, have a few extra regulations that other pools do not have, but they are outlined in the regulation book.
  9. headhunter_60

    headhunter_60 Super Member<br>2010 Deer Hunting Contest Winner

  10. wood duck whacker

    wood duck whacker Well-Known Member

    You can hunt anything 10 yards above high tide. Most banks are marked with white paint at some point marking corps boundary. If you can boat it, hunt it! Some land owners in some places have special exceptions due to old family agreements when the river was damned. But there are not alot of those. Most of they time if you happen to be in one of those spots they will come down and tell you if they have a problem with you hunting there but there are people who will tell you thT it is thier property but it is not. Most of the places with these old agreements are good for geese but not so much for ducks. Good luck.