Each year the Arkansas Game and Fish Commision has a drawing for the Elk permits only at the Buffalo River Elk Festival. In addition, they have permits that you can only sign up for at the festival. For more information visit the AGFC website.
Registration for the Special Permits are taken inside the Newton County Senior Activity and Wellness Center, beginning Friday afternoon at 1:00 pm. The festival for 2020 has been cancelled. You can still put in for a permit on the AGFC website.
You will need a current Arkansas Hunting License to sign up. Licenses can be purchased in Jasper at Tanner Hardware.
Drawings for permits begin at NOON on Saturday and are held every hour on the hour until 5 pm when the drawing for the permits taken at the festival is held.