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Application period for WMA turkey hunt underway

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Arkansas turkey hunters may apply for limited permits on several Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management areas for the 2010 spring turkey season.

This year, the AGFC is accepting permits only online at www.ark.org/agfc/turkey/index.php.

Applicants may also apply by calling the AGFC at 800-364-4263 ext. 6359 or by contacting a regional office during normal business hours. The application period is open through Jan. 15, 2010.

Online applications must be submitted on or before Jan. 15, 2010, to be eligible for the computer drawings. Selected applicants must pay a $10 processing fee. Applicants under 16 must have a hunter education card.

The AGFC will be sending out draw notifications by email for applicants who list an email address when applying online.

All drawn applicants (whether they list an email address or not) will also be mailed a notification to the address listed on the application.

Quota permit hunts are planned on Beryl Anthony Lower Ouachita WMA, Camp Robinson and Bell Slough WMA, Cut-Off Creek WMA, Dr. Lester Sitzes Bois d'Arc WMA, Freddie Black Choctaw Island Deer Research Area WMA East Unit, Gulf Mountain WMA, Harold E. Alexander Spring River WMA, Holland Bottoms WMA, Lafayette County WMA, McIlroy Madison County WMA, Mike Freeze Wattensaw WMA, Moro Big Pine Natural Area WMA, Rex Hancock Black Swamp WMA and Cache River NWR, Shirey Bay Rainey Brake WMA, Sulphur River WMA, and Sylamore WMA. Permit hunts will also be available on Felsenthal, Pond Creek and Holla Bend national wildlife refuges.

Several WMAs in Arkansas will hold youth turkey hunts, and they include Bayou Meto WMA, Beryl Anthony Lower Ouachita WMA, Big Lake WMA, Cut-Off Creek WMA, Freddie Black Choctaw Island Deer Research Area WMA East Unit, Gulf Mountain WMA, Harold E. Alexander Spring River WMA, Holland Bottoms WMA, Lafayette County WMA, McIlroy Madison County WMA, Mike Freeze Wattensaw WMA, Moro Big Pine Natural Area WMA, Rex Hancock Black Swamp WMA and Cache River NWR, Rick Evans Grandview Prairie WMA and Hope Upland WMA, Sulphur River WMA, Trusten Holder WMA, U of A Pine Tree Experimental Station WDA, WE Brewer Scatter Creek WMA.



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