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The 2023 Arkansas Big Squirrel Challenge

Jan. 13, 2023 at noon – Jan. 14, 2023 at noon


  • You can harvest squirrels from noon Friday, January 13 until weigh-in time.
  • Weigh in from 12 - 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 14.
  • Participants must be in line for weigh in by 1:00 p.m.
  • Weight will be done field dressed with the skin on.
  • Teams can weigh in a 3-squirrel bag limit.
  • Teams will get their squirrels back after being weighed.
  • No pre-registration required.


  • Medals for 1st and 2nd place teams will be awarded at each weigh-in location.
  • Gamo Air rifles will be awarded to statewide winners in each of the four categories.
  • There will be door prizes at each weigh-in location.


  • Adult - Fox squirrels only
  • Adult - Mixed bag or Gray Squirrels only
  • Youth* - Fox Squirrels only
  • Youth* - Mixed bad or Gray Squirrels only

*Youth teams can be composed of 2 persons under the age of 16, or one adult (16 and older) and one youth (under 16).

Statewide Weigh-in Locations:

J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Nature Center, 3400 N 40th St, Springdale, AR 72762

Pine Bluff
Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center, 1400 Black Dog Road (In Regional Park), Pine Bluff, AR 71601

Dr. James E. Moore Jr. Camp Robinson Firing Range, 574 Clinton Road, Conway, AR 72032

Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, 600 East Lawson Road, Jonesboro, AR 72404

Fort Smith
​​​​​​​Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, 8300 Wells Lake Road, Fort Smith, AR 72916

Fred Berry Crooked Creek Nature Center, 851 Conservation Lane, Yellville, AR 72687

Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Nature Center, 1685 County Road 35 North, Columbus, AR 71831

Mike Freeze Wattensaw WMA Shop, 1693 AR Highway 11, Hazen, AR 72064

Paul H. "Rocky" Willmuth Shooting Sports Complex, 3600 N St. Louis St, Batesville, AR 72501

SAU Laney Farm, 833 Old McNeil Road, Magnolia, AR 71753

Hot Springs
​​​​​​​AGFC Hatchery/Regional Office, 350 Fish Hatchery Road, Hot Springs, AR 71913