Wildlife Management Area Details 

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NameHolland Bottoms WMA
WMA Zone340
County CoverageLonoke
Seasons and Regulations
Youth Hunt (permit required): April 8-9, 2017. One bearded turkey.
Firearms Hunt (permit required): April 10-12 and April 15-17, 2017. One bearded turkey, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).
Turkey Permit:
Turkey hunting on this area is restricted to special permit hunts.
Click here for more information and to apply.
See Area Notes for Access Regulations
Deer Archery: Sept. 24, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017.
Deer Muzzleloader (permit hunts): Oct. 15-17 and Nov. 25-27, 2016.
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt (permit hunt): Nov. 5-6, 2016 and Jan 7-8, 2017.
WMA Deer Bag Limit:
Three deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:
• Two bucks with archery,
• Two does with archery,
• One buck or doe with muzzleloader permit.
• During youth hunt, youths may take two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.
Deer Notes: Three-point rule. No dogs. Only shotguns (.410 and larger) with slugs (no buckshot allowed) or muzzleloader rifles shooting a single projectile are allowed during the modern gun youth permit hunt. 
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.
  • Deer modern gun
  • Bear
  • Alligator
Area Notes:
  • 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.
  • he Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way through the area is considered part of the WMA for season and regulations purposes.
  •  Lake Pickthorne WRA closes to access Nov. 1 and reopens to access Feb. 16.
  • The WMA access gate near Tommy L. Sproles Lake Pickthorne will open for open hunting seasons with the exception of the summer furbearer seasons.
  • The Holland Bottoms Natural Area Willow Oak Forest Preserve is open to waterfowl hunting.
  • Nonresidents need a Nonresident Wildlife Management Area Waterfowl Hunting Permit to hunt waterfowl.
  • Airboats may not be operated within Holland Bottoms WMA (except Tommy L. Sproles Lake Pickthorne) during duck season.
  • No boats allowed from noon to 4 a.m., Nov. 19-Jan. 29.
    • Exception 1 - Boats allowed on Tommy Sproles Lake Pickthorne for angling.
    • Exception 2 - Boats allowed from noon until 6:30 p.m., Dec. 3, Jan. 27-29 and Feb. 4.
  • Closed to all access (except anglers on Tommy Sproles Lake Pickthorne and in designated campsites and parking areas) from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., Nov. 19-Jan. 29 and Feb. 4.
  • Click here for boating regulations on WMAs
Leased Land Permit RequiredNo
AGFC/Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission
Bumping up against Jacksonville's city limits, Holland Bottoms WIldlife Management Area's 6,190 acres are a few minutes' drive from more than a quarter million people in the Little Rock area.
Hunting Opportunities
Hunting opportunities exist for deer, small game and waterfowl.
Management Practices
Management practices include: prescribed fires, timber harvest and water level control.
Recreation Other Than Hunting
Public fishing is available at Tommy L. Sproles Lake Pickthorne on the west side of the WMA.The lake is popular for bass, crappie and bream.
Camping is available in three designated camp sites.
Restaurants and Other Facilities
Numerous services can be found in the cities of Cabot and Jacksonville