Arkansas Bow hunting Season,Regulations and license fees

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Arkansas Bow hunting Season,Regulations and license fees

From Big game giants like alligators, deer, and elks to small game species like the ducks Arkansas has a lot to offer in hunting. The original elk herd in Arkansas went extinct by the year 1840 but through various relocation attempts the annual harvest of 30-35 individuals, through quota-based permits is allowed. 

Only residents can avail of the draw system and non-residents can hunt black bears, hogs, and white-tailed deer. Arkansas is considered among the best deer hunting sites with over 200,000 deer harvested annually. The thing that attracts most hunters is the antler quality of the Arkansas deer.

The rivers in the state also attract plenty of ducks and waterfowl hunting enthusiasts.

Arkansas Bowhunting Season

Hunting Category  Months
Bear (Archery) Sept. 25-Nov. 30
Deer (Archery) Sept. 25-Feb. 28
Elk (Public Land) Oct. 4-8 and Oct. 25-29
Elk (Youth Hunt) Oct. 2-3 and Oct. 23-24

Bowhunting License Fee In Arkansas

Category License Type Fee
Archery Resident $25.00
Archery Youth $25.00
Archery Non-Resident $55.00
Archery Sen,ior $7.00
Archery Disability $25.00

Total Area And Regulations For Hunting By the State

Arkansas has over 3.2 million acres of hunting land that is open to the public which is about 9.7% of the total area of the state. The state regulates hunters to use long, recurve, and compound bows that should have a minimum 40-pound pull. It is not necessary to use scopes. Hunters may also use string locks and mechanical string releases. For hunting deer, turkey, and bear, hunters must use arrowheads that are at least 7/8-inches wide. Though poison may not be used on arrows, mechanical broadheads are allowed.

Fun Facts About Bow Hunting In the State

Did you know, that Arkansas is the only state that issues licenses for both alligators and elk for hunting?

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