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NameFrog Bayou WMA
WMA Zone235
Region6
County CoverageCrawford
Phone877-478-1043
Seasons and Regulations
Turkey:
Turkey Season Closed.
Waterfowl:
See Area Notes for Access Regulations
Deer:
Deer Archery: Sept. 27, 2014-Feb. 28, 2015.
WMA Deer Bag Limit:
Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:
• Two bucks with archery,
• Four does with archery.
Deer Notes: Three-point rule. No dogs.
Quail:
Nov. 1, 2014-Feb. 1, 2015. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.
Rabbit:
Sept. 1, 2013-Feb. 28, 2014. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed.
Squirrel:
May 15, 2014-Feb. 28, 2015. Dogs allowed. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.
Crow:
Sept. 1, 2014-Feb. 21,2015. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.
CLOSED:
  • Deer muzzleloader
  • Deer modern gun
  • Bear
  • Alligator
  • Elk
Area Notes:
  • No boats allowed from 1 p.m. to 4 a.m., Nov. 22-Jan. 25 and Jan. 31-Feb. 1.
    • Exception - Boats allowed from 1 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., Jan. 23-25 and Jan. 31-Feb. 1.
  • Closed to all access (except in designated campsites, parking areas, boat launch ramps and boat staging areas) from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., Nov. 22-Jan. 25 and Jan. 31-Feb. 1.
  • No boat motors are allowed on Frog Bayou WMA.
  • Nonresidents need a Nonresident Wildlife Management Area Waterfowl Hunting Permit to hunt waterfowl.
Leased Land Permit RequiredNo
Ownership
AGFC
Description
Frog Bayou WMA (812 acres) is one of Arkansas’ newest, established in 2005 by the AGFC in partnership with Ducks Unlimited and the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The area is along Frog Bayou (also called Clear Creek), south of Dyer in Crawford County near the Arkansas River. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land adjoins the WMA. The former farm is a wetland restoration, with migratory waterfowl its main user. Seven moist soil units with low levees are operated as shallow impoundments during late fall and winter; one of these units is separated from the main tract. Much of the other land has been planted in hardwoods such as cypress and willow oak. About 40 acres are forested. Rabbits are plentiful, with some squirrels and deer. A variety of shorebirds - herons, egrets and less common species - white-faced ibis visit the area. Visitors may spot them along Denham Road. Access is by county roads off U.S. Highway 64 at Dyer. Nearby Corps of Engineers’ Clear Creek Park has camping and picnicking facilities. For additional information, contact the Ft. Smith Regional Office toll-free at 1-877-478-1043.