Arkansas Elk Harvest Up From Last Year

Arkansas Elk Harvest Up From Last Year

Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

Arkansas –-(AmmoLand.com)- Arkansas elk harvest up from last year LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas’s 2009 elk harvest was up five animals from last year’s season. During last week’s short meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, commissioners were provided a harvest report on the state’s recent elk season.

Cory Gray, the AGFC’s elk biologist, reported that a total of 21 elk were harvested during the state’s three seasons. In 2008, only 16 elk were harvested in Arkansas. On public lands this year, 16 elk were taken. Five elk were taken during the private land hunts.

During the September hunt, four bull elk were taken by hunters. In December, hunters took 17 elk. The largest bull harvested weighed in at a live weight of 800 pounds. The largest cow weighed a dressed weight of 370 pounds and the largest antlers were a 7×7. Since the modern Arkansas elk hunt began in 1998, a total of 275 elk have been taken by hunters.