Wildlife Management Area Details 

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NameLafayette County WMA
WMA Zone400
County CoverageLafayette
It is located in Lafayette County, just east of the community of Bradley. 
Seasons and Regulations
Youth Hunt (permit required): April 8-9, 2017. One bearded turkey.
Firearms Hunt (permit required): April 10-12, 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.
Deer Archery: Sept. 24, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017.
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 29-31, 2016.
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 18 and Dec. 26-28, 2016.
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 5-6, 2016 and Jan. 7-8, 2017.
WMA Deer Bag Limit:
Six deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:
• Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
• Six does with archery,
• Four does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
• During youth hunt, youths may take six deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) and four does.
Deer Notes: 12-inch inside spread or 15-inch main beam rule. No dogs.
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.
Sept. 1, 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.
  • Bear
  • Alligator
Area Notes:
  • Hunters, trappers and campers 16 or older are required to purchase a Lafayette County WMA leased lands permit. Leased land permits may be purchased at any license vendor, AGFC regional office or online.
  • Roads may be closed due to wet or flooded conditions.
  • Vehicles must stay on maintained or graveled roads.
  • Buckshot may not be used.
Leased Land Permit RequiredYes
This 16,739-acre area is owned by several private companies.  
The area was established as a WMA in 1970. 
The primary objective of this management area is to provide quality wildlife habitat and public hunting opportunities.
The area consists primarily of intensively managed pine timberlands with hardwood buffers along the major streams.
The area is located east of the Bradley community on Hwy. 29. Several access points are available along Hwy 29 north and south of town and along Hwy 160 east of town. 
Hunting Opportunities
Deer, quail, turkey, squirrel, rabbits, and waterfowl (on Lake Erling). See current regulations for seasons and bag limits. 
Management Practices
Wildlife management practices are integrated with timber management practices to provide quality wildlife habitat and hunting opportunities.
Recreation Other Than Hunting
Lake Erling borders the WMA on the east and provides excellent fishing opportunities. 

Spring Bank and Sulphur River WMA's are located approximately 7 and 15 miles to the west, respectively. 
Camping is allowed in designated sites along the North CCC Rd.  
Restaurants and Other Facilities
Facilities are located in Springhill, LA or Bradley and Magnolia, AR. Bass Haven Restaurant and Lodge are located on Lake Erling. They have lodging as well as RV hookups and a boat launch. They can be reached at 870-694-6221.

This WMA has been under a quality deer management program for several years and large deer have been harvested here consistently.