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Apply for an Arkansas elk permit beginning May 1

April 28, 2021

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.

Arkansas elk harvest stable, sustainable

Feb. 10, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Hunters harvested 47 elk during the 2020 Arkansas elk hunting season, a mirror image of the previous year’s total, according to Wes Wright, elk program coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Twenty-three drawn for Arkansas’s 2020 public land elk hunt

June 25, 2020

JASPER — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has selected 23 Arkansans to participate in this year’s annual public land elk hunt.

AGFC holds virtual roundtable on deer disease

June 24, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a special virtual roundtable meeting with professionals in the wildlife management and veterinary fields to discuss management strategies and current science involving Chronic Wasting Disease beginning at 8:30 a.m. June 25. The virtual meeting will be streamed live on the AGFC’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/ArkansasGameandFish.

Buffalo River Elk Festival canceled, elk permits to be drawn online

May 29, 2020

JASPER — The Buffalo River Elk Festival, originally planned for June 26-27 has been canceled, according to a social media post today from the festival planning committee. The cancellation was in accordance with Arkansas Department of Health guidelines amid the continuing battle to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

2020 Elk Hunt permit application available May 1

April 29, 2020

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.

AGFC holds CWD public meeting in Batesville Jan. 30

Jan. 22, 2020

BATESVILLE — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold a public meeting to discuss the recent discovery of chronic wasting disease in Independence County at the University of Arkansas Community College, Room 902 of the Nursing and Allied Health Building in Batesville at 6 p.m. Jan. 30. The college is at 2005 White Drive.