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NameCrossett Experimental Forest WMA
WMA Zone136
County CoverageAshley
Seasons and Regulations
Youth Hunt: April 11-12, 2015. Two bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.
Firearms Hunt: April 18-May 3, 2015. Two bearded turkeys, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).
Deer Archery: Sept. 26, 2015-Feb. 29, 2016.
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 29-31, 2015.
WMA Deer Bag Limit:
Six deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:
• Two bucks with archery or muzzleloader,
• Six does with archery and muzzleloader combined.
Deer Notes: Three-point rule. No dogs.
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.
  • Deer modern gun
  • Bear
  • Alligator
  • Elk
Area Notes:
  • Free permit is required to hunt on the area and is available after Aug.1 from the Southern Research Station. USDA Forest Service, P.O.Box3516, Monticello, AR 71656-3516, or from the headquarters of the Crossett Experimental Forest.
  • Refer to USDA Forest Service website for more information.
Leased Land Permit RequiredNo
USDA Forest Service