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.
Visit the Arkansas Bowhunters Association or contact Carrie Crawford at 501-382-9116 or email at Carrie.Crawford@agfc.ar.gov to get details about and register for the 2023-24 urban archery deer hunt in the following cities:
- Cherokee Village
- Fairfield Bay
- Heber Springs
- Helena-West Helena
- Horseshoe Bend