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Arkansas youth hunters take more than 9,000 deer in two-day hunt

Nov. 16, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — According to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s online harvest totals, hunters aged 6 to 15 checked 9,153 deer during the annual youth modern gun deer hunt Nov. 5-6.

Twenty-six hunters fill their elk tag in Arkansas’s 2022 season

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. 

Youth and veteran’s duck hunt Saturday

Dec. 1, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The first segment of Arkansas’s regular duck season has come to a close. But that doesn’t mean all of the shooting has stopped. Thanks to special rules enacted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, duck hunters 15 and younger, as well as active-duty military personnel and veterans, may hunt waterfowl during Arkansas’s third annual Special Youth and Active Duty Military and Veteran Waterfowl Hunt Dec. 4.

Arkansas youth hunters check more than 800 turkeys

April 14, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Strong winds may have dampened the sound of some gobblers last weekend, but there was no dampening the spirit of the youths participating in the 2021 Arkansas turkey youth hunt. Hunters 6 to 15 years old managed to harvest 813 birds between Saturday and Sunday’s hunts. 

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Feb. 3, 2021

The special Youth, Veterans and Active Military waterfowl hunts, including the second one this season on Saturday, Feb. 6, offer a great opportunity for mentoring young hunters. Photo by Mike Wintroath.

Twenty-three drawn for Arkansas’s 2020 public land elk hunt

June 25, 2020

JASPER — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has selected 23 Arkansans to participate in this year’s annual public land elk hunt.

Young hunters check 882 during youth turkey hunt

April 15, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Despite a major cold front and Easter services for many families last weekend, the annual Arkansas youth turkey hunt showed a 27 percent increase from last year. Hunters under the age of 16 checked 882 birds during the two-day hunt to open the 2020 spring turkey season.