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NameCamp Robinson SUA
WMA Zone100
Region8
County CoverageFaulkner
Location
Camp Robinson Special Use Area is approximately 9 miles east of Mayflower, adjacent to Lake Conway on Clinton Road. 
Phone877-967-7577
Seasons and Regulations
Turkey:
Turkey Season Closed
Waterfowl:
Deer:
Deer Archery: Sept. 24, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017.
Deer Muzzleloader: Closed.
Deer Modern Gun (permit hunt): Nov. 12-14, 2016.
WMA Deer Bag Limit:
Three deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:
• Two bucks with archery,
• Three does with archery,
• One buck and one doe with modern gun permit.
Deer Notes: Three-point rule. No dogs.
Deer Permit:
Deer hunting on this area is restricted to special permit hunts.
Click here for more information and to apply.
Bear:
Bear Archery: Sept. 24-Nov. 30, 2016.
Bear Notes: Statewide limit. No dogs. Bear seasons close earlier if bear zone quota is reached.
Squirrel:
May 15, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017. Daily limit-12, possession limit 48.
Crow:
Crow: Sept. 1-30, 2016. No limit.
CLOSED:
  • Deer muzzleloader
  • Bear muzzleloader
  • Bear modern gun
  • Turkey
  • Alligator
  • Quail
  • Rabbit
 
Area Notes:
  • Check the current public use schedule prior to accessing the area to ensure that compartments are open for use. Public use schedules are available at the information station or by clicking here.
  • Horseback riding for pleasure is allowed year-round; except during scheduled events, including field trials, in which the public use compartments are reserved.
  • Bird dog, rabbit dog, and waterfowl retriever training is allowed Sept. 15-April 1 except during firearm deer hunts and after supplemental quail releases.
  • A current Arkansas hunting license is required for dog training. Trainers are restricted to eight dogs and may not train more than 3 days per week nor more than 2 consecutive days in a two-week period.
  • Waterfowl retriever training is allowed year-round except during permit deer hunts in Compartment 5, except during the firearm deer permit hunt.
  • Live ammunition is prohibited for dog training.
  • Camping is limited to 7 days.
  • Only enclosed, pull-activated, dog-proof traps may be used for furbearer trapping.
  • Waterfowl hunting is closed on all of Camp Robinson SUA and Lake Conway, except Caney Creek, Dix Creek, Palarm Creek, and Pierce Creek bays outside posted buffer zones (Waterfowl hunting ends at noon.).
Leased Land Permit RequiredNo
Ownership
AGFC
Purpose
The property was previously part of Camp Joe T. Robinson before being deeded to the AGFC for conservation purposes. The SUA is intensively managed for bird dog training and field trials. It hosts many local and national events each year. The area also supports the AGFC's enforcement training center, an archery range and firing range, complete with rifle, pistol, skeet and trap shooting. 
Hunting Opportunities
Permit hunts are available for deer. The area often has a few acres of dove fields planted each year as well. 
Management Practices
Many management practices are in use at Camp Robinson SUA, from food plots and special agricultural plantings to prescribed fire and selective thinning of overstory trees. 
Recreation Other Than Hunting
Camping
Camping is allowed only in designated areas.
Restaurants and Other Facilities
The town of Mayflower, 9 miles to the west, offers a few small restaurants and gas stations. The cities of Conway and Little Rock are about 15 miles from the SUA, and offer ample lodging, shopping and dining.