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NameOzan WMA
WMA Zone495
County CoverageHempstead
The WMA is east of the Ozan community on Arkansas Highway 278 in Hempstead County.
Seasons and Regulations
Youth Hunt: April 8-9, 2017. Two bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.
Firearms Hunt: April 10-25, 2017. Two bearded turkeys, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).
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: Three-point 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.
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
Leased Land Permit RequiredNo
This 580-acre area is owned by the AGFC.
The area was established as a WMA in 1991. 
The 580-acre area is within the Blackland Prairie belt in Hempstead County. Levees and water-control structures create many moist-soil units on the area, which provide habitat for migrating waterfowl and wading birds. Hills covered in pine/hardwood and cedars blanket sections of the WMA.
The area has two public parking lots – one on the west border to access the moist soil unit, and one on the east border to access the WMA interior. Travel is restricted to foot traffic only.
Hunting Opportunities
The area provides excellent public hunting and wildlife viewing for a variety of game and non-game animals. White-tailed deer, bobwhite quail, eastern wild turkey, and squirrels frequent the upland forested areas, while sections of old-field habitat provide excellent rabbit hunting. During winter, the moist-soil units offer excellent waterfowl habitat.
Management Practices
Prescribed burning is implemented on this area to setback succession and stimulate browse production. Water-control structures enable area managers to flood moist-soil units and retain semi-aquatic vegetation preferred by waterfowl and wading birds.
Recreation Other Than Hunting
The area also is excellent for watching wildlife, such as wading birds, waterfowl and Neotropical migrants like Bell’s Vireo.

Rick Evans/Grandview Prairie WMA is approximately 5 miles to the southwest. Old Washington Historic State Park is approximately 7 miles south on Hwy 4.
Nearest camping facilities are in Hope or on Millwood Lake. 
Restaurants and Other Facilities
Facilities are in Washington, Nashville or Hope.