US Army Corps of Engineers Accepts Fish Cover Permit Applications

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MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mountain Home Project Office is offering 50 fish cover permits for Bull Shoals and Norfork Lakes.

Permit applications can be picked up at the Mountain Home Project office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

All applications must be sent before January 10th.

Applications can be mailed to the Mountain Home Project Office, 324 West Seventh Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653, ATTN: Fish Cover Permits, but must be postmarked by January 4 and received at the Mountain Home Project office. before January. 10. A draw will take place on January 11 and those selected will be contacted on the day of the draw.

A fish cover permit allows one person to cut up to six cedars, which can be up to 6 inches in diameter at stump, from designated areas of the shoreline. Individuals can pick up dead trees or branches along the shore and sink them into the lake for fish habitat as well.

USACE says many of the best fishing spots on Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes are on brush piles that attract and hold various species of fish. The cover added to the lake provides a breeding ground for young fish as well as baitfish.

If you have any questions, contact the Mountain Home Project office at (870) 425-2700.


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