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 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.