WMA Hunt Permits 

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Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Wildlife Management Areas offer some of the best public hunting opportunity in the United States. To prevent overcrowding on popular WMAs, the AGFC limits some hunting opportunities through a permit draw system. Lowering hunter numbers not only regulates harvest, it offers a better hunting experience for the hunters who draw the tags.


Permit Application Schedule

Permitting dates are subject to change.

June 1 Application period begins
July 1 Application deadline
Mid-July Permits drawn and notifications sent
Mid-Sept. Leftover permits sold online
Dec. 15 Application period begins
Jan. 15 Application deadline
Late Jan.  Permits drawn and notifications sent
Mid-Feb. Leftover permits sold online

Applying for a WMA Deer or Turkey Hunt Permit

  • Applications must be submitted online by the application deadline to be eligible.
  • Each person may submit one application for each type of permit hunt (youth deer, archery deer, muzzleloader deer, modern gun deer, youth turkey and WMA turkey).
  • A $5 nonrefundable application fee will be charged for each permit application.
  • Youth hunters must be at least 6 years old, but no older than 15, the day the hunt begins.
  • Permit winners will be notified by e-mail (an e-mail address must be included with each application).
  • Call 501-223-6431 or 501-223-6359 for more information on AGFC permit hunts.


National Wildlife Refuge Hunt Permits

For more information regarding permit hunts on national wildlife refuges please contact:

Bald Knob NWR, Cache River NWR and Wapanocca NWR
Visit the website or call 870-347-2614

Felsenthal NWR and Pond Creek NWR
Visit the website or call 870-364-3167

Holla Bend NWR
Visit the website or call 479-229-4300

White River NWR
Visit the website or 870-282-8200