Hunting season in Arkansas is the most highly anticipated time of the year. Whether you are searching big game in the Ozark National Forest or the waterfowl in the Black River Wildlife Management Area, there is something for every hunter here. You can hunt deer, bear, turkey, quail, rabbit, squirrel and waterfowl. Refer to Arkansas Hunting Guidebook for specific guidelines. Deer and turkey tagging are located in Marion county near the resort between County Roads 122 and 117.
Bull Shoals Lake, located in Baxter, Boone, and Marion counties in Arkansas and Ozark and Taney counties in Missouri were constructed in 1951 for flood control and power generation. The public lands around the Lake includes approximately 60,000 acres of rugged forest and upland areas that provide a buffer that ensures high water quality as well as habitat for wildlife. Most of the area is open to hunting. Hunting is not allowed within recreational park boundary service areas. On these public lands you can hunt waterfowl with blinds, portable blinds may be used but must be removed at the end of each day. There is an abundance of deer and turkey. Permanent blinds may not be constructed on the area. Portable turkey and deer-stands may be left standing from one week prior to archery season until the last day of archer season and must be labeled with the hunter’s name.