Hunting & Fishing
A catch you won't forget
Arkansas is home to some of the best fishing and hunting in the country. From action-packed fishing lakes and streams to large game hunting across the state, you'll discover an abundance of unique and memorable outdoor adventures.
Hunting is a time-honored tradition in Arkansas, and you can find all kinds of hunting experiences. Fall is deer season in Arkansas, with designated opening dates for bow, muzzleloader and modern gun seasons. For bird and waterfowl enthusiasts, Arkansas offers world-class duck, dove, crow and turkey hunting. There are countless private and public hunting spots, as well as Wildlife Management Areas and hunting lodges where you can hunt both small game like rabbit, squirrel, and quail or large game. Want to really test your skills? Arkansas has seasons for alligator, black bear, elk, hog and other wildlife—in fact, Arkansas is the only state that grants both alligator and elk hunting licenses. Get your Arkansas hunting license and start practicing your calls for hunting season in Arkansas!
With pristine lakes, rivers, and fishing holes across the state, Arkansas is a haven for all types of fishermen. Experience fly fishing in the Ozarks, angling on the serene lakes in the Arkansas Delta, or even attempt bowfishing or spearfishing. Arkansas has held many world fishing records, like the largest brown trout, found on the Little Red River, that weighed in at 40lbs, a 22lb walleye reeled in at Greers Ferry Lake, and records for Ozark bass (1lb), shadow bass (1lb 13oz), and hybrid striped bass (27 lbs.) Make your next fishing excursion in Arkansas, where you can get a fishing cabin, lodge room or quality campsite to enjoy the outdoors.