Applications are now being accepted by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials for the first youth quota deer hunt on Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge. Hunters, age 15 years or younger, may hunt the refuge when accompanied by an adult 21 years or older.
The youth hunt dates coincide with the season dates for the state of Arkansas, Nov. 3-4. All refuge regulations will apply to the hunt, however the bag limit will be one deer, of either sex, and must be checked in at a refuge check station.
Applications for the hunt will be accepted through Aug. 27 and only 50 permits will be issued. The hunt, application process and the deadline are different from the adult quota hunts on Felsenthal NWR.
To apply, visit www.fws.gov/felsenthal to download an application or call our office for more details. While visiting the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge tune your radio to 1620 am or follow us on Facebook at South Arkansas Refuge Complex for refuge information and more. For more information or to speak with our staff contact Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge, 870-364-3167.
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