2016 Elk Season

Hunting Safety

2016 Elk Season
Core Elk Management Zone Public Land Hunts (By Drawn Permit Only)
Youth Hunts: Oct. 1-2 and Oct. 29-30, 2016
Regular Elk Hunts: Oct, 3-7 and Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2016

Core Elk Management Zone Private Land Hunt (By EMAP Permit Only)
Youth Hunt: Oct. 29-30, 2016
Regular Elk Hunt: Oct. 31-Nov. 4 

Private Land Quota
The Core Elk Management Zone Private Land Hunt has a quota of 12 either sex elk and 40 antlerless elk. Hunters must call 800-440-1477 each night to see if the quota has been reached. The season ends Nov. 4 or the evening the quota is reached, whichever comes first. 

Statewide Elk Management Zone
In all counties outside the Core Elk Management Zone (Boone, Carroll, Madison, Newton and Searcy counties), hunters may take any elk they see while deer hunting with muzzleloaders and archery equipment legal for deer or with modern guns of at least .24 caliber.

Season Limit – one elk, either sex

 Season Dates and Bag Limits 

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