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· Moderator<br>Deer Hunting<br>2011-12 Deer Hunting
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Stop by the ranger station on the south side of 16 and talk to them. I have had two different rangers tell me two different things. I go by what was posted about out of the book.
 

· Moderator<br>Deer Hunting<br>2011-12 Deer Hunting
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In that case I am going to continue carrying shotgun only until I make friends with these rangers, which I've yet to see one all season. I had a lady on a horse try to tell me guns weren't allowed out there last week, I just laughed and explained she was severely misinformed.
You should have kindly informed her that she needed to flip to page 67 of her guide book and she would see that pleasure riding outside of the months of Feb-Sept is prohibited and that you would be happy to call the GW to see which of you was in the right. :thumb: I get sick of the horse riders out there thinking they run the place.



Here is the paragraph:


Horses and Mules
Pleasure riding and organized trail rides are allowed during February, March and June through September
on AGFC-owned land. Permits for organized events involving 10 or more horses or mules are available by
request from wildlife management area headquarters and must be obtained at least two weeks in advance of
the event. Horses and riders are restricted to established trails or roads. Horses and mules are allowed only
in camping areas that are designated for equestrian use. Horses in camping areas may be tied to trailers or
to a highline using tree saver straps. Horses or mules may not be allowed to damage trees or other woody
vegetation. Soil disturbance must be restored, manure must be scattered and excess feed, hay and any trash
must be removed. These requirements do not apply to Ozark National Forest lands.

Unless otherwise noted for specific WMAs or SUAs, hunters may use horses or mules during open seasons
on most WMAs or at night during furbearer season.
 
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