Bowfishing Regulations (Nongame Fish)

Valid Permits

  • Daily Fishing Permit
  • Fishing Permit
  • Hunting and Fishing Permit

Season & Limits

Nongame Fish (Bow)

Bow
Area: Streams, except portions of Missouri, Mississippi, St. Francis rivers
Season Open All Year
Harvest Hours: sunrise to midnight
Daily Limit: 20
Possession Limit: 40

Bow
Area: Impounded Waters
Primary Season: Tue, 04/01/2014 - Sat, 01/31/2015
Additional Season: Sat, 02/01/2014 - Mon, 03/31/2014
Harvest Hours: April-Feb: 24 hours; Feb-March: sunrise to midnight
Daily Limit: 20
Possession Limit: 40

Bow
Area: Temporary overflow of a river or ditch
Season Open All Year
Harvest Hours: sunrise to sunset
Daily Limit: 20
Possession Limit: 40

Bow
Area: Portions of Missouri, Mississippi and St. Francis rivers
Season Open All Year
Harvest Hours: 24 hours
Daily Limit: 20
Possession Limit: 40

Additional Information

Limit Restrictions

The possession limit is twice the daily limit, except the Mississippi River which has a daily and possession limit of 100. Goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit. 

The daily limit is the combined total of all species, except that goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit. On the Current River from Cedar Grove downstream to Arkansas line, only 5 hogsuckers may be included in a daily limit. 

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