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CA7 (annual hunt) Arkansas October 7-14th 2017

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:35 pm
by nj-rattler
Heading back 118,000 acres Sylamore WMA. This hint is limited number of bowhunters and a few very interested/for sures goings. Most will be arriving Saturday October 7th and leaving the following Saturday October 14th. More to follow

Camping free (hunt outside your tent), hole digging strolls, solar power and freezer are a most likely along with an engineered weekly hot shower or two?
Adult bowhunter License - $180 for 5 day (M-F hunters) $55 for 1 day, youth archery licenses were free last few years
Women and youth welcomed.
3 deer (only 1 buck), furbearers including bob cat and coyote have been included on the license in the past. Bear included w $350 annual license. Might see pigs, but can't shoot them During bow season on WMAs.
No additional costs other than travel to and from, breakfast and lunches (you bring)

Cooking contest with award - new this year is that everyone will be in the contest. May have groups of two or more. Think of easy or conplex campfire meals. Sides and especially desserts are winners. Desserts can be simple and store bought even. Save reciepts as dinner costs will be reimbursed.

Recurve contest is back too.

Arkansas is considered by many to be a sleeper state. A huge majority of bucks taken are 3.5 years or older. Very good chance you won't see another hunter all week. Big bucks are there.


Re: CA7 (annual hunt) Arkansas October 7-14th 2017

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:36 am
by nj-rattler
Arkansas FG Regulations are posted for 2017
License fees: ... glicenses/

July 31st deadline to RSVP for CA7

Re: CA7 (annual hunt) Arkansas October 7-14th 2017

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:19 am
by nj-rattler
May have to go to calling this "CA7: Early Bucks & Bears, Arkansas 2017"

The bear quota was met, often while we hunted and so previous our tags were no good. Bears have been seen and heard, including our last hunt. Area is good are for bear. Good for big bucks. Bobcats also.

Maybe the Bear quota won't be met in AR again and again and again, and if we can't shoot pigs this year, one of us stick a boar of another kind, a big black hairy one. Have to buy the full license of $350 (get 6+ days to hunt) but also get a bear tag, fur bearers including bob cat and lots of deer - doe and buck tag. Bears are there, have been seen, heard and shot by a few others we know. Early season maybe dumber and thirsty?

Big bucks, bears and all sorts of critters and all by our lonesomes on 118,000 acres.

Re: CA7 (annual hunt) Arkansas October 7-14th 2017

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:38 am
by nj-rattler

118000 Acres = 184.375 Square Miles.
Ever have a hard time finding hunting land?

Re: CA7 (annual hunt) Arkansas October 7-14th 2017

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:37 am
by nj-rattler