Wildlife Management Area Details 

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NameOzark Lake WMA
WMA Zone500
County CoverageCrawford, Franklin
Seasons and Regulations
Youth Hunt: April 11-12, 2015. Two bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.
Firearms Hunt: April 18-May 3, 2015. Two bearded turkeys, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).
Deer Archery: Sept. 26, 2015-Feb. 29, 2016.
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 12-14, 2015.
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 6 and Dec. 26-28, 2015.
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 7-8, 2015 and Jan. 2-3, 2016.
WMA Deer Bag Limit:
Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:
• Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader and modern gun combined,
• Four does with archery.
• One doe with muzzleloader or one doe with modern gun.
Deer Notes: Three-point rule. Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 14-Dec. 6 only. No dogs allowed on islands. Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is three deer: two bucks (no antler restrictions) and one doe.
Nov. 1, 2015-Feb. 7, 2016. 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 when dogs are not allowed.
May 15, 2015-Feb. 29, 2016. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts when dogs are not allowed. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.
Sept. 1, 2015-Feb. 21,2016. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.
  • Bear
  • Alligator
  • Elk
Area Notes:
  • Waterfowl hunting is allowed 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset.
Leased Land Permit RequiredNo
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers