Facility Rules and Policies

​​​​Public Use Regulations are designed to protect the sportsman and wildlife populations. The Public Use Regulations provided for Felsenthal NWR supplement the general regulations which govern all public uses on National Wildlife Refuges as set forth in Title 50, Code of Federal Regulations. Hunting and fishing regulations are in accordance with applicable State regulations.

Refuge Access Permits are required for all refuge users. When signed and in your possession, the cover section of the Public Use Regulations brochure serves as your Refuge Access permit for all refuge hunts (except all Quota Hunts) and other permissible activities and acknowledges your understanding of the regulations contained within. You may pick up a Public Use Regulations brochure at the refuge headquarters, from brochure boxes near the entrance of refuge access roads, or you can download one from our website.

A Special Use permit is required for all commercial activities on the refuge, including (but not limited to) commercial fishing, fishing tournaments, trapping, commercial filming or photography, and collecting plants or mussels. Permits may be obtained by contacting our refuge headquarters with a formal request. All Special Use permit applications are subject to a two-week turnaround time.

For information about state regulations, boat registration, or hunting and fishing licenses, contact a regional Arkansas Game and Fish Commission office or visit their website.