The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission (AGFC) held a Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt over the Nov 6th weekend and some local kids understood the assignment. AGFC says thousands of kids participated across Arkansas. The following is a gallery of local kids with the results of their hunt!
The next youth hunt January 1-2, 2022. See more information below.
All zones: Jan 1-2, 2022. All youth hunters must have a FREE customer ID. Only hunters 6-15 years old may harvest deer during the special youth modern gun deer hunt. Youths who have not completed hunter education must be under the direct supervision of an adult at least 21 years old. Mentors may not hunt any species during the hunt. All zone bag limits apply during the youth hunt.
No dogs. “Direct Supervision” is defined as within arm’s reach.
- Bowhunters may hunt during the youth hunt, but must wear hunter orange or chartreuse.
- Some WMAs have permit-based youth seasons, or are otherwise closed to deer hunting during youth season. Check pages 78-126 in the hunting guidebook: https://bit.ly/3ufJRdt
To obtain a Youth CID, via the following link, click on Purchase a License or Permit (no purchase required), scroll down to New Customer, fill out the information. You’ll receive a confirmation and CID# via an email to the address you give when you fill out the form.
Be sure to check your spam folder for the email receipt if it does not show up in your in-box.