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    • 01 May 2016
    • 12:30 AM
    • 31 Jul 2016
    • 6:30 PM
    • Arkansas

    Urban Archery Deer Hunt Registration




    2016-17 Urban Deer Hunt Dates

    All urban deer hunts will open Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 and close Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Check your city protocol as they can set the dates to start later or close earlier then other cities.


    Cities with 2016-17 Urban Hunts

    The following cities will host urban archery hunts in the 2016-17 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 Spring Village
    Russellville | Russellville Map   


    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 | 2016-17 Cherokee Village Requirements  

    Fairfield Bay | 2016-17 Fairfield Bay Requirements 

    Heber Springs | 2016-17 Heber Springs Requirements 

    Horseshoe Bend | 2016-17 Horseshoe Bend Requirements

    Hot Spring Village | 2016-17 Hot Springs Village Requirements 

    Russellville | 2016-17 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 1 - June 25, 2016 – (IBEP Class for Hot Springs Village) 

    Ponce de Leon Center, 

    1101 DeSoto Boulevard, 

    Hot Springs Village AR 71909 

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

    Urban Deer Hunt Orientation

    Orientation dates and locations.

    Orientation 1 - July 23, 2016 (Russellville) 

    Sheppard Drive Park 

    1500 Sheppard Drive, 

    Russellville AR 72802  

    Orientation 2 - July 30, 2016 (Cherokee Village/Horseshoe Bend

    RazorBack Archery, 

    10640 US Hwy 62, 

    Ash Flat, AR 72513.  

    PH 1-870-994-7850

    Orientation 3 - Aug 13, 2016 (Fairfield Bay/Heber Springs

    Department of Public Safety, 

    101 Little Rock Road, 

    Fairfield Bay AR 72088

    Orientation 4 - Aug 20, 2016 (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

    • 30 May 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Ben Pearson Archery Course - 331 Clinton Rd Conway, AR 72032
    The Roger Maynard Scholarship shoot is dedicated to providing scholarship to ABA members and their families. All the proceeds from the tournament will go directly into the scholarship fund. These funds will then be distributed to deserving family members. 

    The number of scholarships that the ABA is able to award is dependent on how much money this tournament raises. So please attend this shoot and help a student with their college expenses. 

    This years event is shaping up to be very special. This will be a 1-day 3D shoot with plenty to do and a Raffle Prize Drawing for a 2016 PSE Stringer X Bow.

    Flea Market 

    Setting up a booth is free. Let us know if you want to setup and sell your products.

    Door Prizes

    We will have several door prizes to give away. Just turn in your score cards after the shoot.


    See the tournament rules for the available classes.


    Registration will start at 9.  This will be a staggered start. 
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