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NameFreddie Black Choctaw Island WMA Deer Research Area West Unit
WMA Zone132
County CoverageDesha
Seasons and Regulations
Turkey Season Closed
• Closed to waterfowl hunting except youth waterfowl permit holders and their mentors: Dec. 19-20,
26-27, Jan. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 and Feb. 6.
• 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. 7-8, 2015
Deer Modern Gun Youth Hunt (permit hunt): Nov. 21-22, Nov. 28-29, Dec. 5-6 and Dec. 12-13, 2015.
Bag Limit:
During permit hunt: Two antlerless deer.
During youth permit hunt:
Three deer, no more than one buck, which may include:
• 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, 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 except during firearms deer hunts.
May 15, 2015-Feb. 29, 2016. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.
Sept. 1, 2015-Feb. 21,2016. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.
  • Bear
  • Alligator
  • Elk
Area Notes:
Leased Land Permit RequiredNo