Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you do the following:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Proposed Hunting and Fishing Opportunities

The Service proposes hunting and fishing program changes.

Learn the details . . .


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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