January 19, 2009
Magnolia, AR – Arkansas’s premier elk hunter has died at
the age of 84. Walton Short’s legacy will be forever intertwined
with the state’s elk herd. Short died Sunday, Jan. 18.
In the 11 years since Arkansas’s first elk hunt, Short became a
prominent figure in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s elk
program. His bull from the September 2007 hunt completed an
improbable quest – Short’s goal of taking two elk in each of the
state’s four public-land elk zones.
“It means a lot to me,” said Short at the time. “I just love it.
When I get an elk in my sights, I just tremble. I love to hunt elk
and I love even more to be able to hunt elk in Arkansas.”