Unclaimed Arkansas Turkey Hunt Permits Available Online Feb. 16

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LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be offering all unclaimed wildlife management area turkey hunt permits through an online sale at www.agfc.com, beginning at 8 a.m., Feb. 16.
  Unclaimed Arkansas Turkey Hunt Permits Available Online Feb. 16

Unclaimed Arkansas Turkey Hunt Permits Available Online Feb. 16

Each year, the AGFC conducts a lottery for special permit turkey hunts to increase the quality of the hunting experience on many popular wildlife management areas. Any hunter may apply, free of charge, from Dec. 15-Jan. 15, for a chance at one of these permits. Once drawn, hunters have a few weeks to pay a $10 processing fee to claim their permit.

“The processing fee helps offset the cost of using an unbiased third-party vendor for the draws,” said Brad Carner, chief of the AGFC’s Wildlife Management Division. “It also helps to make sure the person that gets the permit is serious enough about drawing it to invest a little money into the hunt.”
All permits are drawn for, but each year, a few will remain unclaimed by the deadline. The AGFC sells these permits on a first-come, first-served basis through its online license-purchasing site to give other hunters another chance at a hunt they were after.
“The online sale usually is over in a matter of minutes, and the most popular WMAs will be spoken for within seconds of the launch,” Carner said. “The website will have a banner on the front page to click, and you need to click it at 8 a.m. sharp if you want a chance at one of these unclaimed permits.”
Visit http://www.agfc.com/licenses/Pages/PermitsSpecialWMA.aspx for more information on special WMA permit hunts.