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 and Bull Shoals Bowhunters Association 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 requirment. Visit the Bowhunter Education page to learn more.
Visit the Arkansas Bowhunters Association website to get details about and register for the 2019-20 urban archery deer hunt in the following cities:
- Fairfield Bay
- Cherokee Village
- Horseshoe Bend
- Heber Springs
- Hot Springs Village
Hunters wishing to participate in the Bull Shoals or Lakeview hunts should contact the Bull Shoals Urban Bowhunters Association. The two men to talk to there are Dale Forbus at firstname.lastname@example.org (870-405-2369) and Bob Wyble at email@example.com (870-421-0587).
- Bull Shoals