Twenty-one 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 Annual Buffalo River Elk Festival in Jasper Saturday.
Bear Zones 3 and 4 will have season dates of Dec. 10-16, 2022 and a conservative quota of five bears in Zone 3 and 25 bears in Zone 4.
Two 50-target ranges will be set up (the Safari Range and North American Range). Featured among the game animals, archers also will find some unique targets, including giant mosquitoes, dinosaurs, sasquatch and other fun but nonexistent creatures.
Anyone who sees black bears while enjoying the outdoors in Arkansas is encouraged to log the sighting to help biologists get some baseline information on populations and general locations to follow up with during future scientific research on the species as hunting seasons move forward.
This year’s regulations cycle includes more than 120 changes to existing code, and while some of those changes are substantial, many are simplifications or clarifications to existing code to eliminate confusion or complexity.
Getting started is as simple as walking through areas where you were likely to encounter deer during the end of deer season, looking for the antlers, but Izard offers a few tips for those who find themselves overwhelmed by the prospect of starting.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a special women’s outdoor weekend April 8-10 with workshops throughout the state to engage women in the beginning steps of hunting, fishing, and how to be a larger part of conservation.
“Most of Zones 3 and 4 are private land, and hunters will have feeders out for deer that bears will be attracted to, which will make them more accessible to hunters than bears in Zone 2, where large blocks of public land dominate the landscape.”
Instead of staying still and hoping for a squirrel to show itself, hunting behind a dog is all about walking and enjoying watching the dog work.
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 2022 Arkansas turkey season.