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Commission hears 2019 elk, bear harvest reports

Jan. 17, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas’s bear and elk harvests showed slight declines during the 2019 season, but biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said much of the decrease could be attributed to last year’s extremely productive hard mast crop during presentations to Commissioners at today’s regularly scheduled meeting here.

CWD-positive deer found in Independence County

Dec. 6, 2019

OIL TROUGH – A new case of chronic wasting disease has been found in Independence County. A hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken east of Oil Trough tested positive for the disease.

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.