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Twenty-one Arkansans draw elk hunting permits

June 29, 2022

JASPER – Twenty-one Arkansans will have the hunt of a lifetime this fall as they chase elk on public land in The Natural State. Their names were chosen during the Annual Buffalo River Elk Festival in Jasper Saturday.

Get an extra chance at an elk hunting permit at Buffalo River Festival

June 22, 2022

JASPER – If you didn’t get a chance to apply for one of Arkansas’s public land elk permits in May, you still have a chance to get one of the onsite permits that will be drawn with the others at this year’s Buffalo River Elk Festival in Jasper on Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25.

Wild Science Webinar: May 2022 - Alligator Gar Reactions to Low Head Dams and Hunters' Perceptions of CWD Management

May 4, 2022

The Wild Science Webinar is a monthly series featuring Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff presenting research and projects about Arkansas fish and wildlife. In this month's webinar, Eric Brinkman, Assistant Chief of Aquatic Conservation, will present "Movements and Macrohabitat Use of Alligator Gar in Relation to a Low Head Lock and Dam System" and Dr. Jennifer Ballard, State Wildlife Veterinarian and Assistant Chief of the Research Division, will present "Arkansas Hunters' Perceptions of Chronic Wasting Disease Management".

Apply for an Arkansas elk permit beginning May 1

April 27, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – The application period for Arkansas’s public land elk hunting permits is open from 8 a.m., May 1 until 11:59 p.m. June 1. Hunters interested in pursuing Arkansas's largest big-game animal can apply beginning May 1 at https://ar-web.s3licensing.com and select the Special Hunt Applications button to begin the process.

Color Fest returns to Arkansas elk country

Oct. 13, 2021

PONCA – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Ponca Nature Center will hold its 16th annual Color Fest Fine Art Exhibition, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 22-23. The event offers an open-air perspective of fascinating work by some of the best artists in the Ozarks.

2021 Elk Festival canceled, additional elk tags drawn

Aug. 18, 2021

JASPER — The final three public land permits for the 2021 elk hunting season have been drawn, and winners of these coveted hunting opportunities have been notified, following Monday’s cancellation of the 2021 Buffalo River Elk Festival.

Public meetings on CWD set for northeast towns

Aug. 4, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Two public meetings in August will give northeast Arkansans a chance to visit with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Wildlife Management and Research division staffers and other experts to discuss chronic wasting disease and its status in the neighboring states of Missouri and Tennessee.