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Final Hunting and Fishing Package

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a final hunting and fishing package for Bald Knob NWR in Arkansas.

View the detailed information here . . .


Effective August 1, hunters may purchase hunt permits for the deer hunting season on Bald Knob NWR by clicking on this link:


The refuge is open to hunting for waterfowl, small game, and white tailed deer. Hunting is permitted for small game and deer in designated areas during specific times. A copy of the Bald Knob NWR Hunting Regulations is required. Contact the refuge headquarters for more information.

Public Use Regulations Brochure . . .


Learn more about Bald Knob NWR through our publications page! Hunting and fishing regulations may also be found here.

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About the Complex

Central Arkansas Complex

Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Central Arkansas Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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