Sport hunting is permitted within the Buffalo National River. Hunting activities are balanced with continuing efforts to restore and maintain the natural environments to promote wildlife growth for future generations.
Hunting seasons, dates and regulations, and licensing requirements are determined by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission.
The Buffalo National River is an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Wildlife Management Area (WMA-Zone 080), Region 8. Regulations for the Sylamore WMA (Zone 620) also apply to Buffalo National River lands located in Marion and Baxter counties between Big Creek and the White River. Each WMA has different season lengths and bag limits, so it is important to be familiar with the regulations for each WMA you plan to visit.
The following National Park Service hunting regulations ALSO apply:
In case of emergency contact the Midwest Region Ozark Communication Center (MROCC) toll free at 1-888-692-1162.
Did You Know?
Did you know that over 400 Rocky Mountain elk live in and around Buffalo National River? In the early 1980s elk were relocated to the Buffalo River region to replace an eastern elk subspecies that was extirpated in the 1800s.