Wildlife Management Area Details 

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NameOzark Lake WMA
WMA Zone500
County CoverageCrawford, Franklin
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. No dogs.
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 10-12, 2016. No dogs.
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 4 (dogs allowed) and Dec. 26-28 (no dogs), 2015.
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 5-6, 2016 and Jan. 7-8, 2017.
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 modern gun.
• during youth hunt, youths may take three deer:, two bucks (no antler restrictions) and one doe.
 Deer Notes: Three-point rule. No dogs allowed on islands.
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:
  • The WMA boundary includes lands within the Corps of Engineers boundary including islands and shoreline acreage. Additional Corps of Engineers regulations apply. Contact the Corps of Engineers by mail at Box 1087, Russellville, AR 72801 or by phone at 479-968-5008
  • Waterfowl hunting is allowed 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset.
Leased Land Permit RequiredNo
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers