All project lands except the developed public use areas, land around the dam, and other project structures are open to public hunting. All hunting is in accordance with the seasons and other regulations as established by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission personnel enforce all regulations. About 593 acres of land in the upper reaches of the project are included in the Howard County Game Management Area and will be managed in the same manner as the contiguous area. Principal game species found in the area are: whitetail deer, bobwhite quail, mourning dove, grey and fox squirrel, cottontail rabbit, and waterfowl. Due to the absence of public roads, access to some project lands is difficult. For the most part access is furnished by the public use area roads and privately owned timber access roads that have remained open to the public. Some areas are accessible only by boat.