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NameHope Upland WMA
WMA Zone360
Region5
County CoverageHempstead
Location
It is located in Hempstead County, 3 miles north of Hope. 
Phone877-777-5580
Seasons and Regulations
Turkey:
See Rick Evans Grandview Prairie WMA.
Deer:
Deer Archery: Sept. 27, 2014-Feb. 28, 2015.
Deer Modern Gun Youth Hunt (permit hunt): Nov. 1-2, 2014.
WMA Deer Bag Limit:
Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:
• Two bucks with archery,
• Four does with archery.
Deer Notes: 12-inch inside spread or 15-inch main beam rule. No dogs. Limit during the modern gun youth hunt is two deer: one buck (no antler restrictions) or up to two does.
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 (Tuesdays only). Daily limit - 4. Bird dogs allowed.
Rabbit:
Sept. 1, 2014-Feb. 28, 2015 (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday hunting only). Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.
Squirrel:
Sept. 1, 2014-Feb. 28, 2015 (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday hunting only). Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.
Crow:
Sept. 1, 2014-Feb. 21,2015. Open Thursdays and Saturdays only. No limit.
CLOSED:
  • Deer muzzleloader
  • Bear
  • Alligator
  • Elk
Area Notes:
Leased Land Permit RequiredNo
Ownership
This 2115-acre area is owned by the AGFC.
Age
The area was established in portions during the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. 
Purpose
The primary objective of this management area is to provide quality wildlife habitat and public hunting opportunities. 
Description
Upland mixed pine/hardwood stands dominates this area.
A large food plot system is interspersed on the area. The area also includes a large number of firelanes that are annually planted in wheat and provide excellent browse.
Access
Take Hwy. 278 north from Hope for approximately 6 miles, turn east on Hwy. 32 and continue approximately 1 mile, turn north on County Rd. 26 and go approximately 3 miles and turn back east on gravel road and it takes you to the area main access gate.
Hunting Opportunities
Deer, quail, squirrel dove, and rabbits. This area is known for producing large bucks. See current regulations for seasons and permit requirements. 
Management Practices
An intensive management habitat plan including forest prescriptions, prescribed burning and open land management is implemented on this area. This habitat management plan greatly benefits both game and nongame wildlife species.  
Recreation Other Than Hunting
This area provides excellent bird watching opportunities. 

Old Washington Historic State Park is located 3 miles north. Rick Evans/Grandview Prairie WMA is located approximately 10 miles to the northwest. Millwood Lake is approximately 15 miles to the west. 
Camping
Camping is available at the Fair Park campgrounds in Hope. 
Restaurants and Other Facilities
Facilities are located in Hope and Washington.

A system of mobility impaired trails are available on the area.
Safety
This property was once included in the Southwestern Proving Grounds, a military ammunitions testing range in the early 1940’s. Should you encounter any type of unexploded ordnance, please do not attempt to move or remove the ordnance yourself. Mark the location of the ordnance and contact the Southwest Regional Office of AGFC immediately.