Nov. 9, 2022
JASPER — Acorn or “akern,” no matter which way you pronounce it, those little nuts falling from oaks during the 2022 Arkansas elk hunt played a pivotal role in hunters fulfilling a lifelong dream last month. According to Wes Wright, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Elk Program coordinator, a heavy crop of acorns kept most elk in the woods and away from the traditional fields during the hunt, resulting in 26 elk during the scheduled elk season.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.