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GRIZZLYMAN 09-29-2009 10:34 AM

Arkansas Fall Turkey season cancelled
 
I'm curious if anybody from Arkansas is upset about this. I have turkeys all over the place on my leases in Arkansas, and it is (was) archery only in Zone 9 (SA).

Arkansasmountainman 10-01-2009 01:21 PM

I am upset about it, but i do believe that between hogs coyotes and the recent ice storm our turkey nmbers are down, I havent really seen any turkeys lately and what i have seen is hens with no poults, so i am upset but i think its worth the price to be able to hunt them later.

chevymanar 10-01-2009 01:55 PM

I am not a turkey hunter, but I think it is BS that it was changed after the AGFC book came out. How can they fine someone if they didn't know there was a change? I mean they were going by their book right?

GRIZZLYMAN 10-06-2009 10:44 AM


Originally Posted by chevymanar (Post 3460462)
I am not a turkey hunter, but I think it is BS that it was changed after the AGFC book came out. How can they fine someone if they didn't know there was a change? I mean they were going by their book right?

Yeah, I have a license with two fall turkey tags on it and wouldn't have known if my BIL wouldn't have relayed word.

My BIL and I were discussing this and we haven't seen any decline on our leases in turkeys. I think predadation has taken a toll on the turkey population, but the AGFC has refused to change the rules about shooting predators.

In Arkansas, you can only shoot a predator during an open hunting season with the equipment legal for that season. In Texas, in retrospect, you can shoot them any time, including feral hogs, which are very destructive to turkey habitat.

lucky_shot 10-31-2009 04:02 AM

my sister in law works for agfc and she told me someone from sharp county has filed a law suit aginst them for the short notice. i haven't heard much about it from other people but agfc is more than likely going to keep this one quiet.


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