Wild elk roam parts of the county and attract photographers and hunters! The elk may be hunted with permit during hunting season. Searcy County is the Elk Hunting Capital of Arkansas! According to the AGFC, Searcy County led the harvest totals last year with 30, followed by Newton County with 12, then Pope with four, and Boone with one. 47 total for 2020. The most current Arkansas elk count shows about 476 are in the state.