JASPER –-(Ammoland.com)- The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will draw 29 permits for the opportunity to hunt elk on public land this Saturday at the 19th Annual Buffalo River Elk Festival.
In addition to 26 permits drawn from applications received in May, three special permits will be pulled from a separate stack of applications only available on site at the festival. Registration for these permits will be available at the Newton County Senior Center from noon until 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday. Standard elk permit drawings will take place each hour, beginning at noon, Saturday. The final drawing will be for the on-site permits and will be at 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
“The on-site permits give an additional chance at winning for locals and people willing to make the trip for the festival,” said Wesley Wright, elk program coordinator for the AGFC. “It also adds some great excitement for the crowd, as most standard drawings end up going to someone who is not in attendance.”
This year’s elk hunts are scheduled for Oct. 3-7 and Oct. 31-Nov. 4 with special youth-only hunts Oct. …Read the Rest