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Correction to 2014 Fishing Regulations on the Buffalo

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Date: February 24, 2014
Contact: Melody Morrison, Law Enforcement Specialist, 870/365-2710

It has come to the attention of Buffalo River staff that a change in the 2014 Fishing Guidebook, published by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, states that snagging is prohibited on the river per NPS regulation. Buffalo National River accepts the responsibility for this miscommunication to AGFC. Fishing techniques with hook and line are supported by 36 CFR (Code of Federal Regulation) § 2.3(d)1. Additionally, 36 CFR § 7.35(a)1, which pertains specifically to Buffalo River, states, "Unless otherwise designated by the Superintendent, fishing in a manner authorized under applicable State law is allowed."  Snagging falls under the latter category. Of course not all laws can be packed into a pocket sized booklet, so be advised that Buffalo National River does have some specific laws pertaining to the Buffalo River set by the Superintendent's Compendium. 

The compendium is available on our website:http://www.nps.gov/buff/parkmgmt/upload/2013-Compendium-with-maps-111313.pdf, and is a living document (changing every year) to deal with new preservation and protection challenges.  

Did You Know?

Hikers on the trail to the Indian Rockhouse shelter.

Did you know that there are over 100 miles of maintained trails within Buffalo National River? Hiking is a very popular activity at all times, but especially in the cooler months from November to March.