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Urban Archery Hunts

The AGFC works with cities experiencing issues with wildlife damage from deer to create special hunting seasons to reducing herd numbers. The Arkansas Bowhunters Association, Bull Shoals Bowhunters Association, Hot Springs Village Property Owners Association and Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry work with the AGFC to manage these hunting opportunities and ensure safe, ethical hunts with special consideration for non-hunting Arkansans.

All participants of urban bowhunts must successfully complete the International Bowhunter Education Program. Arkansas recognizes bowhunter education taken in other states to meet this requirement.

Learn more on the Bowhunter Education page.

Visit the Arkansas Bowhunters Association at or contact Dwayne Spangler at 870-373-8098 or email to get details about and register for the 2024-25 urban archery deer hunt in the following cities:

  • Cherokee Village
  • Fairfield Bay
  • Heber Springs
  • Helena-West Helena
  • Horseshoe Bend
  • Russellville

Hunters wishing to participate in the Bull Shoals or Lakeview hunts should contact Joseph Gentry at 870-733-4343 or email with the Bull Shoals Urban Bowhunters Association.

Hunters wishing to participate in the Hot Springs Village hunt should contact David Harper at 501-356-5880 or email with the Hot Springs Village Property Owners Association.