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NameBearcat Hollow WMA
WMA Zone015
County CoverageNewton, Searcy
Seasons and Regulations
Youth Hunt: April 11-12, 2015. Two bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.
Firearms Hunt: April 18-May 3, 2015. Two bearded turkeys, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).
Deer Archery: Sept. 26, 2015-Feb. 29, 2016.
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25, 2015.
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 14-22 and Dec. 26-28, 2015.
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 7-8, Dec. 12-13, 2015 and Jan. 2-3, 2016.
WMA Deer Bag Limit:
Two deer, no more than one buck, which may include:
• One buck with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
• Two does with archery,
• One doe during muzzleloader season.
Deer Notes: Three-point rule. No dogs. Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is two deer, no more than one buck (no antler restirctions) and one doe.
Bear Archery: Sept. 26-Nov. 30, 2015.
Bear Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25, 2015.
Bear Modern Gun: Nov. 14-22, 2015.
Bear Modern Gun Youth Hunt: Nov. 7-8, 2015.
Bear Notes: Statewide bag limit. No dogs. Bear seasons close earlier if bear zone quota is reached.
Nov. 1, 2015-Feb. 7, 2016. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.
Sept. 1, 2015-Feb. 29, 2016. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed.
May 15, 2015-Feb. 29, 2016. Dogs allowed. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.
Sept. 1, 2015-Feb. 21,2016. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.
  • Alligator
  • Elk
Area Notes:
Refer to USDA Forest Service website for more information.
Leased Land Permit RequiredNo
OwnershipUSDA Forest Service
16,000 acres