|Name||Norfork Lake WMA|
Baxter county: Indian Head Unit and Chapin Point Unit, 16 miles north of Mtn. Home and east off state hwy 201; Seward Point Unit, 8 miles north of Mtn. Home west of hwy 101; Bennetts Creek Unit, 12 miles east of Mtn. Home on hwy 62 then north 3 miles on county road 46.
Fulton county: Fulton County Unit approximately 15 miles north of Calico Rock hwy 87. At Elizabeth take county roads 15, 17 & 33.
|Seasons and Regulations|Turkey:
Youth Hunt: April 9-10, 2016. Two bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.
Firearms Hunt: April 16-May 1, 2016. Two bearded turkeys, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).
Deer Archery (all units): Sept. 26, 2015-Feb. 29, 2016.
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25, 2015. Seward Point, Bennett’s Bayou and Fulton County Units.
Chapin Point and Indian Head Units closed.
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 14-22, 2015. Seward Point, Bennett’s Bayou and Fulton County Units.
Chapin Point and Indian Head Units closed.
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 7-8, 2015 and Jan. 2-3, 2016. Seward Point, Bennett’s Bayou and Fulton County Units. Chapin Point and Indian Head Units closed.
WMA Deer Bag Limit:
Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:
• Two bucks with archery,
• Four does with archery,
• One buck and one doe with muzzleloader or modern gun.
Deer Notes: Three-point rule. No dogs. Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is two deer: one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.
Bear Archery: Sept. 26-Nov. 30, 2015.
Bear Muzzleloader: (Chapin Point and Indian Head Units closed.)
Seward Point, Bennett’s Bayou and Fulton County Units: Oct. 17-25, 2015.
Bear Modern Gun: (Chapin Point and Indian Head Units closed.)
Seward Point, Bennett’s Bayou and Fulton County Units: Nov. 14-22, 2015.
Bear Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: (Chapin Point and Indian Head Units closed.)
Seward Point, Bennett’s Bayou and Fulton County Units: Nov. 7-8, 2015.
Bear Notes: Statewide bag limit. Bear seasons close earlier if bear zone quota is reached.
Nov. 1, 2015-Feb. 7, 2016 (Chapin Point and Indian Head Units) - quail hunting ends at noon. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.
Sept. 1, 2015-Feb. 29, 2016. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.
May 15, 2015-Feb. 29, 2016. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.
Sept. 1, 2015-Feb. 21,2016. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.
|Leased Land Permit Required||No|
|About the Name|
Named from Norfork lake.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Established in 1967.
Now being managed for deer, turkey and small game. In addition to numerous non-game birds and animals, there is an abundance of white-tail deer, wild turkey, fox and grey squirrel, rabbit, red and grey fox, opossum, raccoon and mourning dove. Migratory waterfowl are attracted to the lake during the spring and fall flights.
Although the waterfowl use the lake to rest, they offer little hunting since there is not enough food available to keep them in the area.
This area consists of 5 units, on Norfork Lake: Chapin Point, Indian Head, Seward Point, Bennets Creek and Fulton County. Mixed hardwood forest with scattered tracts to pine plantations, topography ranges from flat to moderately sloped. Walk-in hunting only.
Access by lake, can be gained by any of the several access areas, Pegion Creek Access, Red Bank Access, Cranfield Access, Jordan and Gamaliel.
Deer and turkey is good on area, small game ranked in order of importance: furbearers, squirrel, quail, rabbit and ducks.
There are 10,000 acres of land managed by AGFC and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for wildlife management purposes. Controlled burning is carried out on an average of 200 acres of the area per year. Pine stands are burned to control hardwood competition and stimulate weedy plants preferred by wildlife. Food plots and old fields comprise 980 acres of the area and are maintained by the AGFC and Corps of Engineers as a cooperative effort.
|Recreation Other Than Hunting|
Good for walking and observing wildlife. Numerous amount of birds.
Camping – designated camp sites are available around lake area.
No camping on WMA.
|Restaurants and Other Facilities|
Mtn. Home for restaurants and motels. Clark Ridge and Gamaliel has phone and supplies.
During turkey season and deer season hunter density is increasing. Watch out for other hunters.