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Leftover WMA Deer Hunt Permit sale begins July 15

BY Randy Zellers

ON 07-10-2024

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LITTLE ROCK — Nearly 700 permits to participate in special deer hunts at Arkansas wildlife management areas will be available for purchase beginning 9 a.m. Monday, July 15. These permits cover modern gun, alternative firearms, youth and mobility-impaired hunts that weren’t awarded through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s annual WMA deer permit drawing earlier this month.

Each permit will be sold for $5. A hunter may purchase one permit for each of the remaining WMA permit hunts, and there is no limit to the amount of permits a person may buy. However, many of the remaining hunts are on the same days, so hunters should pay attention to the dates as well as the location before purchasing.

Some highly sought-after WMAs were completely filled during the special draw, but permits remain for a few excellent WMAs. Modern gun users have 214 leftover permits for purchase covering three WMAs; youth hunters can pick among 50 permits covering four WMAs; 28 permits are left for the mobility-impaired hunters at Freddie Black Choctaw Island WMA on Oct. 19-21; and alternative firearms (formerly muzzleloader) hunters have 400 permits for sale covering seven WMAs.

The leftover permit sale is on a first-come, first-served basis, and the purchase may be made online (, click “Buy Licenses/Check Game” on the upper right side of the website).

Visit to see a list of available permits.

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