The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has Phillips County split into four zones which are 4A, 5A, 9, and 17. Here are the January Special Youth Modern Gun hunting seasons for those zones.
Zones: 1; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 16A; 17; 1A; 2; 3; 4; 4A; 4B; 5; 5A; 5B; 6; 6A; 7; 8; 8A; 9
Shooting Hours: 30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
Limits: Only youths 6 to 15 years old may harvest deer during the special youth modern gun deer hunt (see exceptions below).
Youths who have completed hunter education must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.
Youths who have not completed hunter education must be under the direct supervision of an adult at least 21.
Youths may harvest the modern gun limit of bucks and does for the zone they are hunting during the youth hunt. (NOTE: Antler-point restrictions for bucks do not apply to youth hunters any time during this hunt or the rest of deer season.)
All deer harvested count toward the youth’s seasonal bag limit.
Exceptions: Bowhunters may hunt during the youth hunt, but must wear hunter orange; WMAs with permit-based deer hunts are closed to the Special Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt.