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NameFreddie Black Choctaw Island WMA Deer Research Area West Unit
WMA Zone132
Region3
County CoverageDesha
Location
Phone877-367-3559
Seasons and Regulations
Turkey:
Turkey Season Closed
Waterfowl:
Deer:
Deer Modern Gun Youth Hunt: Nov. 15-16, Nov. 22-23, Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 6-7, 2014.
Bag Limit: 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.
Quail:
Nov. 1, 2014-Feb. 1, 2015. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.
Rabbit:
Sept. 1, 2014-Feb. 28, 2015. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.
Squirrel:
May 15, 2014-Feb. 28, 2015. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.
Crow:
Sept. 1, 2014-Feb. 21,2015. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.
CLOSED:
  • Bear
  • Alligator
  • Elk
Area Notes:
  • Freddie Black Choctaw Island WMA Deer Research Area West Unit does not flood and should remain open, independent of the East Unit.
  • Horses and mules are prohibited during deer season.
  • Waterfowl hunters may not enter inundated areas before 4 a.m., stop hunting by noon and be off the area by 1 p.m. (including opening days of season segments).
  • Airboats may not be operated within the Freddie Black Choctaw Island WMA and Deer Research Area (both units, excluding the Mississippi River) during duck season.
Leased Land Permit RequiredNo
Ownership
AGFC