Arkansas Regulations Coyote, Fox, & Bobcat Seasons 2015-2016
2015-2016 Coyote, Bobcat, & Fox Seasons in Arkansas
Statewide: sunrise, July. 1, 2015-sunset, Feb. 29, 2016. Dogs allowed to hunt coyote during the day. Coyote may not be hunted at night.
No daily limit
Bobcat may be taken during day light hours with archery equipment, firearms of any caliber or shotguns with shot no larger than T shot. Bobcat and coyote may be taken during daylight hours of any open deer, bear, or spring turkey season with hunting equipment legal for that season. No possession limit.
Note: Wildlife Management Areas have specific seasons and restrictions for furbearers. Refer to the specific WMA information in the Hunting Guidebook for seasons and restrictions for that WMA
During furbearer season, only snares, box traps, smooth-jawed steel leg-hold or Conibear-type traps may be used for trapping. For recommended methods of trapping coyote, please refer to: Trapping Coyotes
Gray Fox, Red Fox
Sunrise , September 1, 2015–Sunset, February 29, 2016.
Limit 2 per day
Firearms Regulation Changes for Coyote
The restriction on rifles used for hunting coyotes has been raised to Any caliber.
Previously, the rule had been .25 caliber or smaller and was raised to .30 caliber or smaller in 2001.