By Ronnie Weston| July 5, 2013 at 1:05 PM CDT - Updated June 30 at 12:30 PM
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 Oct. 7-11 and Oct. 28-Nov. 1.
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 hunt will end the evening of Nov. 1, or the evening that the 28 elk quota (8 bulls, 20 antlerless) is met; whichever comes first.