Twenty-Nine Arkansans draw elk hunting permits
July 1, 2019
JASPER – Twenty-nine 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 22nd Annual Buffalo River Elk Festival in Jasper Saturday.
Arkansas elk permits to be drawn at Buffalo River Elk Festival
June 19, 2019
JASPER – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will draw 29 permits for the opportunity to hunt elk on public land at the 22nd Annual Buffalo River Elk Festival June 28-29.
CWD Management Zone expands to include Baxter, Scott and Stone counties
June 5, 2019
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has expanded the Chronic Wasting Disease Management Zone to include Baxter, Scott and Stone counties following the confirmation of CWD-positive deer in or near these counties during the 2018-19 deer hunting season.
Arkansas public land elk hunting permit applications available online
May 1, 2019
LITTLE ROCK – If you want an opportunity to harvest Arkansas’s largest big game animal, now is the time to put your name in the hat. 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.
Arkansas CWD Management Zone to expand, public meetings scheduled
March 20, 2019
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold public meetings in Waldron, Mountain Home and Mountain View in the next few weeks to speak about the need for an expansion of the current Chronic Wasting Disease Management Zone for deer and elk. Recent test results from CWD-positive deer along the outer edge of the zone boundary have caused the AGFC to consider expanding the current CWD Management Zone to include Baxter, Scott and Stone counties.
Public Input Sought for Buffalo River Elk Management Plan
March 6, 2019
HARRISON – The National Park Service and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold public input meetings Tuesday, March 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ponca Elk Education Center and Wednesday, March 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Carroll Electric Cooperative Building in Jasper to gather public input on future management regarding the increasing elk herd around Ponca and the Buffalo River National Park.
Arkansas hunters set record elk harvest
Dec. 12, 2018
JASPER - The 2018 Arkansas elk hunting season set a record with 67 taken on public and private land. The previous record was 55.