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NameFreddie Black Choctaw Island WMA Deer Research Area West Unit
WMA Zone132
County CoverageDesha
Seasons and Regulations
Turkey Season Closed
  • It is unlawful to use any device that simulates wing movement or movement of any kind through electrical or mechanical means, except traditional jerk strings.
  • Closed to waterfowl hunting except youth waterfowl permit holders and their mentors during permit hunts.
  • Hunting ends at noon on these days.
  • Hunting allowed in designated locations through online permit lottery.
  • No more than five participants per party are allowed in each designated location, minimum of one mentor per group, not to exceed two mentors per group (mentors cannot hunt).
  • Visit www.ark.org/agfc/permitting/apply.php to apply.
Deer Modern Gun (permit hunt): Nov. 5-6, 2016
Deer Modern Gun (youth permit hunt): Nov. 19-20, Nov. 26-27, Dec. 3-4 and Dec. 10-11, 2016.

Bag Limit:
Three deer, no more than one buck, which may include:
• Two does with modern gun permit, 
• One buck with modern gun youth permit,
• Two does with modern gun youth permit.
Deer Notes: No dogs allowed. No antler restrictions.
Deer Permit:
Deer hunting on this area is restricted to special permit hunts.
Click here for more information and to apply.
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. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.
Sept. 1, 2016-Feb. 21, 2017. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.
  • Bear
  • Alligator
Area Notes:
Leased Land Permit RequiredNo