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2017 - 2018 Urban Hunt Registration

  • 24 May 2017
  • 12:30 PM
  • 13 Aug 2017
  • 8:00 AM
  • Arkansas


  • There is no fee for registering for this event. You will have to pay a $50 orientation fee at the orientation.

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Urban Archery Deer Hunt Registration




2017-18 Urban Deer Hunt Dates

All urban deer hunts will open Thursday, Sept. 1, 2017 and close Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Check your city protocol as they can set the dates to start later or close earlier then other cities.


Cities with 2017-18 Urban Hunts

The following cities will host urban archery hunts in the 2017-18 season: These maps will be updated as we get the new maps from the cities.

Cherokee Village | CherokeeVillage Map
Fairfield Bay | FairfieldBay Map
Heber Springs | HeberSprings Map
Horseshoe Bend | HorseshoeBend Map
Hot Springs Village
Russellville | Russellville Map    

NOTICE: Hot Spring Village is limited to 200 permits. Registration for Hot Spring Village is closed. 200 people have already requested permits. Any unused permits will be available on a first come first served basis at the end of the Hot Springs Village Orientation on Aug 26, 2017 .


Urban Deer Hunt Application Requirements

A drawing will not be conducted for these hunts. However, all hunters are required to follow the protocol outlined in the following document. 

Cherokee Village | 2017-18 Cherokee Village Requirements  

Fairfield Bay | 2017-18 Fairfield Bay Requirements 

Heber Springs | 2017-18 Heber Springs Requirements 

Horseshoe Bend | 2017-18 Horseshoe Bend Requirements

Hot Spring Village | 2017-18 Hot Springs Village Requirements 

Russellville | 2017-18 Russellville Requirements 


AGFC Requirements Coming Soon - Please check back


Scheduled International Bowhunting Education Classes


For a complete list of ABA help classes check out our web page.

IBEP Education

If you prefer to take the online class you can follow this link. But you will still have to attend the Field Day portion of the ABA class.

Arkansas IBEP Online

IBEP classes for the 2016-17 Urban Hunts

We are only hosting 1 IBEP class this year. If you can not attend this class you will need to take the online class. You will still need to attend one of the field day classes held at the one of the orientation.

If you have attended one of the classes in the past and already received your Bow Hunter Ed card, you will not need to attend the classes again.

Class -July 22, 2017 – (IBEP Class for Cherokee Village/Horseshoe Bend) 

Friendship Baptist Church

32 Liberty Hill Road

HighlandArkansas 72542 

PH: (870) 373-8098

(Class will be from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Urban Deer Hunt Orientation

Orientation dates and locations.

Orientation 1 - July 22, 2017 (Russellville) 

Sheppard Drive Park 

1500 Sheppard Drive, 

Russellville AR 72802  

Orientation 2 - July 29, 2017 (Cherokee Village/Horseshoe Bend

RazorBack Archery, 

10640 US Hwy 62, 

Ash Flat, AR 72513.  

PH: (870) 994-7850

Orientation 3 - Aug 12, 2017 (Fairfield Bay/Heber Springs

Department of Public Safety, 

101 Little Rock Road, 

Fairfield Bay AR 72088

Orientation 4 - Aug 26, 2017 (Hot Springs Village) 

Ponce de Leon Center, 

1101 DeSoto Boulevard, 

Hot Springs Village AR 71909


All persons attending the orientations should be at the location by 7:30 a.m. the morning of the orientation.  A briefing will begin at 8:00 a.m., there we will explain the rules and regulations for the city in which you are hunting.  After the briefing, proficiency testing will begin along with registration and permit issue.  If you have taken the IBEP Class on-line you will need to bring a copy of your completion certificate from the course before attending the field day portion of the class.  If you have questions contact J.D. Crawford 501-733-2921 or email at

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