Record Number of Elk in Harvested Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, AR (News Release) – The 2014 Arkansas elk season was a record-setter. During Thursday’s monthly meeting, Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, were briefed on the elk season by AGFC elk program coordinator Wes Wright.

Wright told the commission that hunters harvested a record 52 elk in 2014 compared to the previous record of 44 elk harvested in 2012. “Our elk appear to be doing very well,” Wright said. “It was a 30 percent increase in the overall harvest numbers from the 2013 hunting season,” he added.

During the 2014 elk hunting season, 18 bulls and 34 antlerless elk were harvested. Hunters took 22 elk on public lands and 30 elk on private lands.

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