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NameMoro Big Pine Natural Area WMA
WMA Zone445
County CoverageCalhoun
Seasons and Regulations
Youth Hunt (permit required): April 8-9, 2017. One bearded turkey.
Firearms Hunt (permit required): April 10-12, April 15-17 and April 22-24, 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. 15-19, 2016.
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 12-16, Nov. 25-29, Dec. 10-14 and Dec. 26-30, 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 one buck, which may include:
• One buck with archery, muzzleloader permit or modern gun,
• Six does with archery, muzzleloader permit or modern gun.
• During youth hunt, youths may take six deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) or six does.
Deer Notes: 12-inch inside spread or 15-inch main beam rule. No dogs.  Hunters 16 and older must harvest and check a doe before harvesting a buck. Deer must be brought to the WMA biological data station the first three days of the muzzleloader and modern gun hunts (except during special youth hunts).
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.
  • Bear
  • Alligator
Area Notes:
  • A free Sweet 16 WMA permit is required to hunt any species on this WMA. Click here to receive your permit.
  • All other seasons closed during firearms deer hunts.
  • Vehicles, horses, mules and bicycles may only be used on gravel/graded roads.
  • Mobility Impaired Access card holders may hunt directly on MIA old abandoned railroad north and south trams. ATVs must remain on the trams. MIA card holders may not hunt directly on MIA trails 015, 016 and 034. ATVs on these trails must be 100 feet and no more than 300 feet from the centerline of the MIA trail.
Leased Land Permit RequiredNo
Potlatch owns the area, but the AGFC, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, The Nature Conservancy and the Arkansas Forestry Commission joined together in 2006 to purchase a conservation easement to allow hunting and public access to 16,000 acres.
(A conservation easement is a voluntary, legal agreement placed on a piece of property that limits certain types of uses or prevents development from taking place now and in the future, but enables the landowner to retain ownership.)
Conservation easement purchased in 2006.  WMA opened in 2007.