LITTLE ROCK - The second draw for the 2009 Arkansas Game and Fish Commission spring turkey permits has been completed. Paper turkey permit notifications were mailed Thursday, March 5 along with online notifications. Hunters may also check their draw status online at www.agfc.com.
The processing fee for each permit is $10. Payments must be received or postmarked by March 20. Permits drawn during the first draw will be mailed beginning March 16. Permits drawn during the second draw will be mailed the following week.
The purpose of these hunts is threefold. The hunts help better manage turkey populations, improve hunt quality by preventing overcrowding and provide special high quality occasions for youth turkey hunters.
Turkey hunters are reminded that the statewide youth turkey hunt (except zone 17) will be April 4-5 and in zone 17 the youth hunt will be March 28-29.