By Randy Zellers, AGFC Assistant Chief of Communications
LITTLE ROCK – More than 300 leftover WMA deer hunt permits for Arkansas wildlife management areas will be available for purchase beginning 8 a.m., Wednesday, July 21. These permits cover modern gun, muzzleloader and mobility-impaired hunts that weren’t awarded through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s annual WMA deer permit drawing earlier this month.
Hunters submitted just over 17,000 applications for the AGFC’s popular WMA deer hunts. In total, 10,425 permits were available, but a few hunts had more permits available than hunters who chose to apply for them. Those permits will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the sale.
A 10-point taken on Mike Freeze Wattensaw WMA 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 number 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.
To purchase, visit www.agfc.com and click “Buy Licenses/Check Game” on the upper right side of the website. Available permits will be posted under the “Special Hunt Permits” section of the license site.
The following permits will be available for purchase:
Modern Gun Hunts:
Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois D’Arc WMA (Nov. 13-21) — 7 of 200 left
University of Arkansas Pine Tree WDA (Nov. 13-17) — 74 of 300 left
Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois D’Arc WMA (Oct. 16-20) — 76 of 200 left
George H. Dunklin Jr. Bayou Meto WMA (Oct. 16-20) — 125 of 600 left
University of Arkansas Pine Tree WDA (Oct. 16-20) — 5 of 300 left
Mobility-Impaired Modern Gun Hunts:
Freddie Black Choctaw Island East WMA (Oct. 16-18) — 40 of 50 left