Draw Dove Hunt Applications Available

AGFC Dove Hunt

For the second consecutive year, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is offering the public a dove hunt on private land through a permit process. Hunters can apply on-line now through midnight August 22nd.

For a nonrefundable $5 fee, applicants can apply to hunt one of four weekends in September, starting with the opening day of dove season, September 1st.

Twenty permits will be issued for each weekend, making a total of 80 permits available through the draws. A permit allows weekend-only hunting at a private 30-acre field of sunflowers in Lonoke County managed specifically for dove hunting. Permit recipients may hunt both Saturday and Sunday and bring one guest of any age to enjoy the hunt with them. Last year, the accompanying hunter had to be a youth.

“That’s something we’re doing different this year, the successful applicant can bring along a guest of any age. Just one, though,” said Clifton Jackson, the AGFC’s small game coordinator. “We did this in response to post-hunt survey comments indicating several people wanted to continue the tradition of hunting together with a friend or older family member.”

Permit winners will be notified no later than Friday, Aug. 24, giving them time to prepare for the hunt.    MORE

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