Special Hunts

Hunting Special Hunts

Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge, the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, and the Arkansas Game & Fish Foundation are proud to announce two special hunts that will be taking place at Potlatch Conservation Education Center at Cook’s Lake during the 2017 hunting season. The following is a list of logistics and deadlines that apply to each event. Please read them carefully and if you have any questions contact:
Refuge Office at 870-282-8200

Youth Deer Hunt

Event Dates: December 1 -- December 2, 2018

Deer (Special Youth): Cooks Lake Only, December 1 – December 2, 2018, with a mandatory orientation TBD. Youth Quota Permit required. Limit two (one buck and one doe, no antler restrictions, Bonus Deer). Those selected for past Cook’s Lake Youth hunts will not be selected for this year’s hunt as this is a one-time hunting opportunity. Each selected participant will be required to have an unarmed chaperone 21 years of age or older. If a youth does not have a chaperone, one will be provided. Tree stands will be provided and installed by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Refuge staff.
There is no charge for this event.
Applications must be received by October 15, 2018.

How to apply for a youth hunt:

Visit http://survey.agfc.com and click the link for Special Youth Deer Hunt at Cooks Lake Questionnaire/Application.
 **The above website will not show the Special Youth Deer Hunt link to apply until
approximately a month before the deadline date.


Deer Hunt for the Mobility Impaired -- Cooks Lake only
Event Dates: December 7 – 9, 2018

This event is scheduled for December 7th, 8th, and 9th - Mobility Impaired Quota Permit required. Limit two (one buck and one doe, no antler restrictions, Bonus Deer. To qualify applicants must be mobility-impaired. Mobility-impaired is defined as a permanent physical condition that severely impairs your mobility, which requires the assistance from a wheelchair, braces, crutches, or other similar aids of mobility. Applicants must also provide a letter from a physician to verify the applicant's physical condition that severely impairs their mobility without proper assistance. The level of impairment must be stated in a letter to verify the extent of the applicant's condition. The physician's letter must be on an official letterhead with the physician's original signature.

Click here to apply or contact Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge in St. Charles, at (870) 282-8200 for an application. 

Applications must be postmarked by September 1, 2018.