BRUMMITT, Ark. (KTHV) - This weekend, one of the busiest seasons for Arkansans comes to an end. Duck hunting ends Sunday, followed by a youth weekend on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.
This week's Science with Sarah puts a new spin on the sport, exploring why duck hunting is so special to Arkansas.
Whether it's the culture, legacy, or thrill, duck hunting is a major sport to the natural state. Feather Farms of in Brummitt, Ark. took Sarah Fortner on a duck hunt to learn what it's all about.
Geography of Arkansas plays a huge role in the duck hunting success. As birds migrate in from Canada, Arkansas is in the path to warmer weather. It's not just the temperature that appeals the birds, but typically in winter, most land in the northern plains are frozen or snow covered, so the ducks don't have a food source. In turn, when the weather is very icy up north, it typically means hunting in Arkansas is that much better.