At their recent monthly meeting in Little Rock, commissioners for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission were presented with proposals for the 2009-2010 hunting seasons. The commission will study the proposals and make a final decision at its March meeting.
One major proposed change is to revise several of the current deer zones. The proposal calls for modifying the existing boundaries for deer zones 1, 2, 3, 14 and 15; dividing deer zone 6 into three zones and splitting deer zone 8 into two zones. The proposals were introduced to address goals of the Strategic Deer Management Plant. The new zones will be 1A, 6A and 8A.
Another major proposal for deer season is to remove the zone doe quota permit requirements for zones 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, and 11 in order to manage the doe harvest utilizing doe days. The zone doe quota permits would be replaced with doe days to manage the doe deer herd in Arkansas