25 hunters win public land elk permits for 2012 season
By Ronnie Weston| June 27, 2012 at 9:55 PM CDT - Updated June 27 at 9:30 AM
JASPER (AGFC) – For 25 lucky hunters, the highlight of the Buffalo River Elk Festival was the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's drawing for public land elk hunting permits. The two-segment season will be Sept. 24-28 and Oct. 29-Nov. 2.
Elk hunting on private land is restricted to one zone, consisting of all private land in Boone, Carroll, Madison, Newton and Searcy counties except for a portion of Boxley Valley.
The private land hunt will end Nov. 2, or the evening that the 34 elk quota (10 bulls, 24 antlerless) is met; whichever comes first.
Public land elk permit winners:
Brent Hohenstein, either sex, Sept. 24-28 hunt, Searcy.
Jeffrey Phillips, either sex youth permit, Oct. 29-Nov. 2 hunt, Wilburn.
Jarrett Yingling, either sex youth permit, Oct. 29-Nov. 2 hunt, Judsonia.
Larry Roton, antlerless, Oct. 29-Nov. 2 hunt, Prairie Grove.
Justin Holt, antlerless, Oct. 29-Nov. 2 hunt, Rose Bud.