Arkansans hunters taking part in duck season may notice an increased population of game when venturing out during the first days of the season this weekend.
While duck populations are already high in most parts of the state, biologists have indicated additional rainy weather may bring in more, resulting in prime conditions.
A cold front expected to enter the state Friday night will bring good chances for hunters, according to Arkansas Game & Fish Commission spokesman Keith Stephens.
"I'm looking for a pretty good opener because there are some ducks in the state right now," Stephens said.
He also advised sportsmen to avoid areas that are heavily hunted to achieve better results.
The duck season starts Saturday and runs through late January.