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NameBuck Island WMA
WMA Zone078
County CoveragePhillips
Seasons and Regulations
Youth Hunt: April 9-10, 2016. Two bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.
Firearms Hunt: April 16-May 1, 2016. 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 and Dec. 29-31, 2015.
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 28, 2015.
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 7-8, 2015 and Jan. 2-3, 2016.
WMA Deer Bag Limit:
Six deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:
• Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
• Six does with archery, muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
Deer Notes: 15-inch inside spread or 18-inch main beam rule. No dogs. Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is six deer. No more than two bucks (no antler restrictions) and six does.
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.
  • Furbearer Trapping
  • Bear archery
  • Bear muzzleloader
  • Bear modern gun
  • Alligator
  • Elk
Leased Land Permit RequiredNo
OwnershipArkansas Game and Fish Commission
1,510 acres