The grand opening of the Hilary Jones Wildlife Museum and Information Center

brought together Hilary's family to visualize one of his dreams


Newton County native Hilary Jones was an avid sportsman whose dream was that the elk would come back to the Buffalo River County. When Jones was appointed to a five year term on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, he made that his top priority and spent many hours working with the Commission and local people to get the program off to a good start. The Arkansas elk herd is officially named in his honor, The Hilary Jones Elk Herd.