Arkansas Population and Management Archive - Arkansas Page

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Arkansas Deer Population and Management Archive

Annual Deer Hunt

Historic Data

1938: 203

1939: 540

1940: 408

1941: 433

1942: 1,000

1943: 1,723

1944: 1,604

1945: 1,687

1946: 1,661

1947: 2,016

1948: 2,779

1949: 3,075

1950: 4,122

1951: 4,600

1952: 6,090

1953: 6.245

1954: 7,343

1955: 6,856

1956: 8,249

1957: 9,438

1958: 9,993

1959: 12,280

1960: 15,000

1961: 19,359

1962: 27,772

1963: 25,148

1964: 16,637

1965: 17,138

1966: 20,028

1967: 21,751

1968: 20,063

1969: 25,696

1970: 26,017

1971: 24,720

1972: 32,087

1973: 33,794

1974: 33,763

1975: 33,322

1976: 27,790

1977: 29,109

1978: 43,452

1979: 36,074

1980: 45,202

1981: 44,591

1982: 42,873

1983: 60,248

1984: 66,039

1985: 60,076

1986: 79,880

1987: 106,392

1988: 110,207

1989: 113,079

1990: 90,910

1991: 110,896

1992: 110,401

1993: 122,063

1994: 120,491

1995: 163,924

1996: 152,460

1997: 152,460

1998: 179,225

1999: 194,687

2000: 182,132

2001: 150,279

2002: 124,451

2003: 108,456

2004: 131,639

2005: 132,415

2006: 165,663

2007: 169,853

2008: 184,991

2009: 187,074

2010: 186,247

2011: 192,510

2012: 213,487

2013: 213,215

2014: 208,075

2015: 212,938

2016: 202,070

2017: 205,310

2018: 210,065

2019: 188,151

2020: 216,835

Hunting Reports


Online searchable database of hunting statistics

Bag limits increased.

45 percent does in 2012 hunt


A list of articles in the Archive. Alphabetical Order by Year.

2021

Arkansas hunters set record deer harvest at 214,000+ January 14, 2021

State research contributes to more understanding of chronic wasting disease April 26, 2021 Arkansas

2020

2020 Deer Hunting Season Forecast

2019

Deer forecast good September 22, 2019 Arkansas

Deer herd grew from near extinction to millions May 12, 2019 Arkansas

Deer herd grew from near extinction to millions, May 12, 2019 Arkansas

2018

2018 Arkansas Deer Forecast October 25, 2018

Black Powder Offers Early Shot at Whitetails October 17, 2018 Arkansas

Deer harvest surpasses 200,000 for sixth straight year January 12, 2018 Arkansas

Mountain Lions roam our woods February 4, 2018 Arkansas

Still a lot of deer season left for Arkansas hunters November 20, 2018

2017

Antlerless Hunt Offers Head Start To Deer Season October 11, 2017 Arkansas

Arkansas 2016-17 deer harvest November 5, 2017

2016

Arkansas 2015-16 Deer Harvest

Arkansas Deer Hunters Top 200,000 in Harvest January 8, 2016

Late-season deer January 17, 2016 Arkansas

2015

2014-15 Arkansas Deer Hunt Totals Pass 200,000 January 8, 2015

2014-15 deer season not quite a record February 14, 2015 Arkansas

500,000 on hunt for deer November 13, 2015 Arkansas,

A layman's and an expert's view on deer numbers December 9, 2015 Arkansas

AGFC director talks of agency’s 100th year December 31, 2015 Arkansas

AGFC should look at size of deer herd December 21, 2015 Arkansas

Arkansas 2014-15 Deer Harvest

Arkansas deer hunters again take more than 200,000 deer April 8, 2015

Camera tells tale of deer visits, dry conditions October 15, 2015 Arkansas

Controlled burn scheduled for Cave Springs February 10, 2015 Arkansas

Deer Hunters top 200,000 Harvest Mark Again April 17, 2015 Arkansas

Flood-prone regions closed to deer hunting December 15, 2015 Arkansas,

Food plots give boost to deer, other wildlife June 20, 2015 Arkansas

Food plots, habitat enhancements needed by deer, hunters September 13, 2015 Arkansas

In numbers, last deer season was near the top April 11, 2015 Arkansas,

Keep an eye on Arkansas’s deer harvest October 9, 2015

Local deer population booms October 18, 2015 Arkansas,

National survey shows Arkansas deer rankings improving March 25, 2015

Protectors of our wildlife June 14, 2015 Arkansas,

Purple Hull Peas Can Put Your Food Plots into High Gear May 11, 2015 Arkansas

Quail restoration depends on habitat June 21, 2015 Arkansas

Season outlook good for NWA modern gun deer season November 3, 2015 Arkansas

State again tries manly catch/release deer program June 20, 2015 Arkansas

Technology may overrun fair chase January 30, 2015 Arkansas

Yearling buck kills alter state's deer herd March 20, 2015 Arkansas

2014

2013-14 deer hunt just a tad short of all-time record March 13, 2014 Arkansas

2013-14 deer hunt just a tad short of all-time record March 13, 2014 Arkansas

AG&F may add doe to deer bag limits in Boone, Marion, Newton counties, most of Carroll, Newton counties March 21, 2014 Arkansas

AGFC Announces 2014-2015 Deer Season Dates April 18, 2014 Arkansas

Anterless-Only Benefits Deer Herd October 2, 2014 Arkansas

Arkansas 2013-14 Deer Harvest

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Considers New Hunting Proposals March 27, 2014

Clark County leads state in deer harvest November 24, 2014 Arkansas

Deer harvest on record pace December 20, 2014 Arkansas

Deer Hunter kills Arkansas Mountain Lion November 14, 2014

Deer Plentiful Again in Arkansas August 14, 2014 Arkansas

Deer Season Begins in the Natural State September 27, 2014 Arkansas

G&F Deer Forecast October, 2014

Hunters can now check deer via smartphone November 6, 2014 Arkansas

Importing deer may lead to criminal charges March 1, 2014 Arkansas

Managing Arkansas Deer Herds Big Task for Wildlife Officers August 28, 2014 Arkansas,

Missouri battles over deer issue September 19, 2014

Near record number of deer taken in Arkansas March 5, 2014

New deer record? This season may fall a little short January 10, 2014 Arkansas

Smart phone app may be used to check deer September 21, 2014 Arkansas

State agency says dumping of dead deer a real issue June 13, 2014 Arkansas

State deer harvest tops 200K mark - again January 17, 2014 Arkansas

State Report: For first time more does than bucks harvested in Arkansas March 7, 2014

State’s antlerless deer hunt opens Saturday on private lands October 9, 2014 Arkansas

Statistics Show Arkansas Ranking High In Deer Categories September 4, 2014

Survey Finds Arkansas Deer Hunters Are Satisfied October 23, 2014

Thousands Respond to Arkansas Survey on Hunting Regulations March 21, 2014 Arkansas

2013

A good year for deer hunters September 24, 2013 Arkansas

A strange deer season already October 15, 2013 Arkansas,

Arkansas 2012-13 Deer Harvest

Arkansas Deer Hunters Set All-Time Record January 10, 2013

Arkansas should join Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact March 10, 2013

Cut and burn to enhance your wildlife habitat April 4, 2013 Arkansas

Deer feeders: Good or not so good? July 27, 2013 Arkansas

Deer harvest on record course November 14, 2013 Arkansas

Deer hunting basics in Arkansas November 7, 2013

Deer numbers keep going up December 7, 2013 Arkansas

Deer picture continues to brighten, record hunting season April 20, 2013 Arkansas

Deer talk includes points and spreads November 9, 2013 Arkansas

Deer totals running close to last year's numbers November 16, 2013 Arkansas

Few changes proposed in deer rules March 23, 2013 Arkansas

Food plots only one part of deer management plan September 14, 2013 Arkansas

Private land antlerless hunt authorized by G&FC October 11, 2013 Arkkansas

rivate land antlerless hunt authorized by G&FC October 11, 2013 Arkansas

State deer harvest will exceed 200,000, with almost 5,000 in Columbia County December 9, 2013 Arkansas

Statewide deer harvest second-highest ever December 26, 2013 Arkansas

Three deer zones for Faulkner County August 17, 2013 Arkansas

White-tailed Deer in Arkansas October 28, 2013 Arkansas

Wildlife agencies break deer poaching ring along Arkansas, Oklahoma border August 22, 2013

2012

16 WMAs designated for increased deer management July 22, 2012 Arkansas

AGFC exploring antler-restriction changes February 5, 2012 Arkansas

Arkansas 2011-12 Deer Harvest

Arkansas has one of nation's most successful conservation stories in deer population October 26, 2012 Arkansas

Arkansas's Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: October 13-17 October 12, 2012

Biologist doesn't worry about six-deer bag limit in South Arkansas July 12, 2012 Arkansas

Can You Measure Antlers? February 13, 2012 Arkansas

Current deer hunt is shaping up as a dandy November 24, 2012 Arkansas

Deer Numbers, Faulkner deer have come a long way December 15, 2012 Arkaknsas

Deer season brings big 'bucks' for small town Arkansas November 10, 2012

Drought Taking Toll On Arkansas Deer July 23, 2012

Drought, Issac put a new slant on deer prospects September 22, 2012 Arkansas

Elk Range Expansion Plan Stirs Debate February 29, 2012 Arkansas

Forestry officials begin Ozarks area restoration September 23, 2012 Arkansas

Land management for deer a puzzle April 8, 2012 Arkansas

New Site Aids Owners in Conservation of Forests, Farms, Wildlife and Water May 8, 2012 Arkansas

Record number of deer taken in Arkansas this year December 19, 2012

State's deer numbers in good shape September 7, 2012 Arkansas

State's deer restoration is amazing October 19, 2012 Arkansas

2011

Arkansas 2010-11 Deer Harvest

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission approves regulation changes for deer-hunting ... April 22, 2011 Arkansas

Current deer season could approach the record November 13, 2011 Arkansas

Deer population now much better than in past December 23, 2011 Arkansas

Doe only hunt may become part of the season December 10, 2011 Arkansas

Doe-only Hunt Puts a New Look on Upcoming Arkansas Deer Season September 17, 2011 Arkansas

Game and Fish creates new deer season April 21, 2011 Arkansas

System to apply tick control to deer January 11, 2011 Arkansas Southwest News-Herald

What is the value of a deer? December 10, 2011 Arkansas