Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission recently shortened the turkey season from last year's total of 18 days to 16 days.
The season framework was approved after a review of recent harvests and brood surveys, along with input from turkey hunters.
The statewide turkey season will be April 14-29 in zones 1, 2, 3, 4B, 5, 5B, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 9, 10 and 17 with a bag limit of two bearded turkeys and no jakes, except for a single jake that youth hunters may harvest.
In zones 4, 4A, 5A and 9A the season will be April 14-24 with a bag limit of one bearded turkey and no jakes, except for a single jake that youth hunters may harvest.
Zone 1A will be closed.
The 2012 youth turkey season hunt will be April 7-8 in all open zones.
The bag limit for the season will be no more than one legal turkey taken per day and no more than two legal turkeys taken in any combination of open turkey zones.
Youth may only take one jake during the season, either during the youth hunt or statewide hunt, but adult hunters will be limited to mature gobblers only.