Elk Tags at the Elk Fest
Check out the Buffalo River Elk Fest for information on how to get an Elk Tag.
Every year folks round here get together annually the last full weekend of June, this award-winning festival celebrates the successful reintroduction of elk to Newton County where elk tags are selected and announced. My wife and I have been to 15 of the 24 festivals.
Best Hunting Spots in Newton County
First, practice shooting at the free, Shelton Point Shooting Range just South of Jasper (no hunting) managed by the Big Piney Ranger District. Direction here
Gene Rush WMA – 17652 acres just East of Jasper managed by Arkansas Game and Fish.
Ozark-St Francis National Forest, managed by Arkansas Game and Fish along with the U.S Forest Service to the south of Jasper incudes:
Piney Creek WMA – License and info
These wilderness areas are within the Ozark-St Francis National Forest Hunting may be handled differently as many recreational activities occur with these areas:
Richland Creek Wilderness
Hurricane Creek Wilderness
Upper Buffalo Wilderness
Inspiration and guidance for wherever your trail may lead.