Anyone hunting on Fort Polk must have a Louisiana hunting license, which non-residents can purchase over the phone with a toll-free call. Five-day licenses cost $95.50; archery and muzzleloader hunters must also purchase a $25.50 weapons permit. Fort Polk hunters must also have a Fort Polk season permit, which is free from the Fort Polk Game Enforcement Office. After a Fort Polk permit is obtained, hunters are authorized to use the self-clearing stations throughout the base. Incidentally, Herring says one of his favorite areas is Whiskey Chitto Creek, which is part of the Zion Hills area, because it is full of hardwood bottoms. He notes his staff is committed to providing as many hunting opportunities as possible to the public. For more information on the Fort Polk hunting program, including a map and brochure, contact the Game Enforcement Office. There is also a Hunting Information Hotline, as well as a hunting information site on the Internet.