Why were restrictions on deer hunting relaxed?
There has been a noticeable increase in the deer population in the Buffalo Point Area, which had been closed to hunting for many years.
Where can I archery hunt?
The easement area is shown on the map, generally west of the Buffalo Point campground and north of Highway 14 to the NPS boundary on the north and west.
Areas that remain closed are the campground, roads, trail systems, and developed areas.
When and what can I hunt in the area opened up for this season?
Any legal game within their respective archery hunting seasons may be taken.
Deer count towards your Zone 080 bag limit as normal.
What rules apply to hunting here?
All Arkansas Game & Fish Commission (AGFC) regulations applicable Statewide and to Wildlife Management Areas apply to this area (see pages 73 - 74 of the Arkansas Hunting Guidebook).
- Hunting is not allowed in developed areas.
- Hunting is not allowed within 100 feet of a road or trail or within 50 yards of a structure.
- Weapons must be unloaded and cased when at parking areas or campgrounds.
- Trails maybe used to access areas but killing devices must be unloaded when within 100 feet of a road or trail.
- Regulations governing the use of tree stands may be found on page 64 of Arkansas Hunting Guidebook.
- Weapons may not be fired across roads or trails and may not be fired from, into, or across the Buffalo River or its gravel bars.
- Wildlife carcasses may not be field dressed or displayed (hung) in developed areas.
- Campsites may not remain unattended for more than 24 hours. All regular campground fees and rules apply.
- ATV use and driving off designated roadways is prohibited.
- Hunting deer in this area with dogs is prohibited. Chasing game for pleasure or training is prohibited.
Where can I get more information?
Further information and maps are available at the Buffalo Point Ranger Station or by calling 870-449-4311. In case of emergency contact the Midwest Region Ozark Communication Center (MROCC) toll free at 1-888-692-1162.