Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Lincoln and Siloam Springs Arkansas Area Public Hunting Fields Added to Dove Roster

by Arkansas Game and Fish 
Dove hunting fields near Lincoln and
Siloam Springs have been added to the
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
private land permit areas.

Hunters looking for a private land dove
hunt this season will find more fields
and 82 more permits available each
weekend in September through the
Game and Fish drawn permit hunt system.

The agency has lined up the same field
it has had for two years near the community
of Blakemore between England and Lonoke
on Arkansas 31.

It has added fields near Slovak (Prairie County),
and near Lincoln and Siloam Springs.

"We had over 1,100 applicants for the
Blakemore field last year," said Garrick Dugger,
assistant chief of the Game and Fish
wildlife management division.
"In response to that, and knowing that a
number of people from all around Arkansas are
looking for a private-land hunts, we're
responding to the demand.

"We know that our wildlife management
areas up in Northwest Arkansas are
hunted heavily. We don't have a lot
of public land there that is conducive
to dove hunting. We have some, but most
of the hunters in Northwest Arkansas go to
wildlife management areas in the
Fort Smith and River Valley areas to hunt doves.”

Starting Aug. 1, hunters may apply for a
permit at www.agfc.com to hunt on any of
the four private fields in the program.
The cost to apply per hunter is $5. T
he draw for all locations will be held Aug. 16, and
applicants will be notified by email.

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