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Turkey harvest sees slight dip from last year

May 3, 2017

Turkey hunters in The Natural State checked 10,066 birds during the recently concluded season in April. This year’s season featured 16 days for all hunters and two more days at the front end of the season for the annual statewide youth turkey hunt. The regular season also features an earlier start, by five days, from the 2016 season, but leaving no quiet period between the end of the youth hunt and the beginning of the regular season.

Elk permit application period opens May 1

April 26, 2017

If you’ve applied for an Arkansas elk permit in the past, you’ll see one major change this year when the application period opens May 1. Beginning this year, applying for an Arkansas elk permit will require a nonrefundable $5 application fee. 
    Under the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s new permit and license system, all permit applications will carry the same $5 fee.