21 Arkansas Get Moose Hunting Permits

21 Arkansas Get Moose Hunting Permits

JASPER – Twenty-one Arkansans will have the hunt of a lifetime this fall as they chase elk on public lands at The Natural State. Their names were chosen during the annual Buffalo River Elk Festival in Jasper on Saturday.

Representatives from the Arkansas Fish and Game Commission oversaw the drawings for this year’s elk hunt. Permits were mined from a squirrel cage in front of an eager crowd throughout the day.

Eighteen of the permits were drawn from the 4,330 applications submitted online in May. Three other permits were selected from 406 applications submitted on site during the festival. The winners of the three face-to-face permits had to be present to win during the final draw of the festival.

Hunters can choose their archery weapons including crossbows, muzzleloaders, modern rifles, modern shotguns, and pistols.

All hunting on public lands occurs in the Buffalo National River, Gene Rush Wildlife Management Area, and Bearcat Hollow Wildlife Management Area. Hunters are assigned to specific zones within these public lands. Public land permit holders must attend a pre-hunt orientation and will be notified of the time and location.

2022 Arkansas Moose Hunting Permit Winners:

October 3-7

Zone 1 Hornless — Nathan Avey, Springdale

Zone 2 Hornless — Daniel Broussard, Searcy

Zone 3 Hornless — Jared Bonnow, Judsonia

Zone 4 Hornless — Phillip Castlebery, Conway

29 Oct-Nov 4 (juvenile fighter)

Zone 3 No Horns — Justin Sanford, Greenbrier

Oct. 31-Nov. 4

Zone 1 Any Sex — Robert Godfrey, Rogers

Zone 1 No Horns — Trisha Bryant, Pettigrew

Zone 2 Both sexes — Townsend Phipps, Maumelle

Zone 2 Any Sex (Load Draw) — Matthew Hudson, Jasper

Zone 2 Hornless — Dennis Fendley, Bismark

Zone 2 Hornless — Michael Alexander, Hensley

Zone 2 Hornless — Christopher Newsom, Ozark

Zone 3 Both sexes — Shirley Foreman, Scotland

Zone 3 Both sexes — Brandon Lofton, Benton

Zone 3 Hornless — Susan Smith, Pocahontas

Hornless Zone 3 (drawing in place) — Norma Henigan-Keels, Yellville

Zone 4 Any Sex — Garen Hicks, Fort Smith

Zone 4 Any Sex — Cody Meredith, Jonesboro

Zone 4 Hornless — Addison Gant, Greenbrier

Zone 4 Hornless — Garry Sanders, Fort Smith

Zone 4 Antlerless (on-site drawing) — Jedidiah Dun, Mountain Pine