is it legal to kill raccoons in AR

Is it legal to kill raccoons in Arkansas?

Raccoons are incredibly cute. I just love to watch them in the wild. However, their cuteness tends to go away after they have gotten into your trash can for the 5th night in a row.

No one wants their trash spread across their yard.

So, that leaves many of us Arkansans asking, “Is it legal to kill raccoons in Arkansas?”

I mean, no one wants to kill the cute things but we can only be pushed so far!

According to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, it is legal to shoot or trap raccoons during daylight hours the entire year.

is it legal to kill raccoons in arkansas
The raccoon is sometimes considered a nuisance animal by Arkansans.

You may not use poison to kill them.

Also, a Depredation Permit is required to shoot any nuisance wildlife (including raccoons) at night.

If you prefer to relocate a raccoon instead of killing it, you may do so with the use of a live trap without a Depredation Permit. Keep in mind that you must release the raccoon unharmed and out of city limits within 24 hours.

Live traps must have the trapper’s name and address or his vehicle operator ’s license number or the current vehicle license number registered to the trap user. -source

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