TEXARKANA — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission commissioners are discussing this year's dove season dates in Arkansas.
The commission recently discussed the dates for the mourning dove and the Eurasian collared dove season at its meeting in Texarkana. The dates under consideration are Sept. 6-Oct. 25 and again from Dec. 20-Jan. 8.
Dove season is considered the unofficial opening of Arkansas' fall hunting season.
Early season migratory game-bird season selections must be reported to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by Aug. 1. Approval for the early seasons will take place during the commission's July meeting.