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NameBuck Island WMA
WMA Zone078
County CoveragePhillips
Seasons and Regulations
Youth Hunt: April 8-9, 2017. Two bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.
Firearms Hunt: April 10-25, 2017. Two bearded turkeys, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).
Deer Archery: Sept. 24, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017.
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 29-31, 2016.
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 25, 2016.
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 5-6, 2016 and Jan. 7-8, 2017.
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.
• During youth hunt, youths may take six deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) or up to six does.
Deer Notes: 15-inch inside spread or 18-inch main beam rule. No dogs.
Nov. 1, 2016-Feb. 5, 2017. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.
Sept. 1, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.
May 15, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017.  Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.
Sept. 1, 2016-Feb. 21,2017. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.
  • Furbearer Trapping
  • Bear archery
  • Bear muzzleloader
  • Bear modern gun
  • Alligator
Leased Land Permit RequiredNo
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
1,510 acres
No vehicular or foot access. The only access to this WMA is by boat. The WMA is subject to flooding when the Mississippi River reaches 36 feet at the Helena gauge.