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Arkansas WMA Deer Hunt Permit opportunities expanded, apply today

June 1, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — The application period for special deer hunting permits on many wildlife management areas in Arkansas is open until 11:59 p.m. July 1, and hunters will notice many new opportunities, thanks to regulations passed during the May Commission meeting.

Shed some light on your scouting with the 2020-21 Deer Summary Report

Sept. 15, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Hunters interested in scouting a new piece of public hunting land may want to take a look at the recently published 2020-21 Arkansas Deer Summary Report to look for top prospects in their corner of the state.

Apply for a WMA Deer Permit Hunt

June 1, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – The application period for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Wildlife Management Area Deer Permit hunts is open until midnight July 1. Hunters interested in pursuing white-tailed deer on some of the most popular public deer hunting areas in the state may apply through the AGFC’s licensing system at www.agfc.com.

Loss of federal funding averted by HB1957

April 29, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – The passage of House Bill 1957, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Wardlaw, Sen. Missy Irvin and more than 60 cosponsors, early Wednesday morning and Governor Asa Hutchinson’s statement that he’ll sign the bill will save Arkansas a possible federal funding loss of nearly $18 million annually.

Increased applications leaves few turkey leftovers

Feb. 22, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas is still seeing an increased interest in hunting and angling, this time in the form of increases in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Wildlife Management Area turkey permit applications. This year saw 4,425 applicants for regular turkey hunting applications and 368 applicants for youth hunts on some WMAs, representing a 35 percent increase in both categories. 

AGFC adds 4,420 acres to public hunting opportunity in 2020

Jan. 13, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Hunters in Arkansas have enjoyed nearly 4,500 acres of new hunting opportunity during the 2020-21 hunting seasons, thanks to partnerships and leases by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in the last year. 

Applications to hunt turkeys on Arkansas WMAs available Jan. 15

Jan. 13, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will accept applications Jan. 15-Feb. 15 from hunters who want to hunt on many wildlife management areas during the 2021 Arkansas turkey season.