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July 15, 2017

Private Land Elk Hunt Information

Elk Management Assistance Program (EMAP) Application Requirements

  • Private land elk permit applications must be submitted by mail, postmarked no earlier than June 1 and no later than July 15. 
  • Applications must include a $35 fee.
  • Applications may be submitted by residents and nonresidents owning property within the private lands elk hunting zone.
  • Applicants must possess a valid Arkansas hunting license. Applicants under 16 must have a valid hunter education certification.
  • Applicants with 12 or more violation points in the past five years are ineligible to participate.
  • Only one application per property (contiguous acreage owned by a common owner) will be accepted for EMAP permits. Contiguous acreage owned by a common owner cannot be split or subdivided to obtain additional EMAP permits.
  • Duplicate, illegible or incomplete applications will not be processed.

EMAP Permits

  • Landowners will be issued a number of permits based on the acreage of their property and the quota for the season (see Addendum Chapter S1.00 below).
  • Permits will be issued to eligible landowners and will be transferable from the landowners to eligible hunters.
  • EMAP permits must be used only within the boundary of the EMAP property they were issued to.

EMAP Private Land Elk Hunt Details

Elk hunting on private land is restricted to one zone, consisting of all private land in Boone, Carroll, Madison, Newton and Searcy counties (except a portion of Boxley Valley).
2017 Private Land Elk Season (by EMAP permit only)
Youth Hunts:
Sept. 30-Oct. 1 and Oct. 28-29, 2017
Regular Elk Hunts: Oct. 2-6 and Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2017
2017 Private Land Elk Quota
12 Either sex elk
40 Antlerless elk
Hunters must call 800-440-1477 each night to see if the quota has been reached. The season ends Nov. 3 or the morning after the quota is reached, whichever comes first.

Statewide Elk Hunt Information

Any hunter outside of Boone, Carroll, Madison, Newton and Searcy counties who sees an elk while legally hunting for deer may take that elk with a limit of one, either sex per year.