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NameOzark National Forest WMA
WMA Zone505
Region7
County CoverageConway, Crawford, Frankliln, Johnson, Madison, Newton, Pope, Searcy, Van Buren, Washington
Location
Phone866-253-2506
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:
Deer Archery: Sept. 24, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017.
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 10-12, 2016.
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 4 and Dec. 26-28, 2016.
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 5-6, 2016 and Jan. 7-8, 2017.
WMA Deer Bag Limit:
Three deer, no more than one buck, which may include:
• One buck with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
• Three antlerless with archery,
• One antlerless with muzzleloader Oct. 15-23 or Dec. 10-12 only, or one antlerless (Nov. 12-13) with modern gun. 
• During youth hunt, youths may take three deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) and one antlerless.
Deer Notes: No antler restrictions. No dogs.
Bear:
Bear Archery: Sept. 24-Nov. 30, 2016.
Bear Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23, 2016.
Bear Modern Gun: Nov. 1-4 and Nov. 7-30, 2016.
Bear Modern Gun Youth Hunt: Nov. 5-6, 2016.
Bear Notes: Statewide bag limit. No dogs. Bear seasons close earlier if bear zone quota is reached.
Quail:
Nov. 1, 2016-Feb. 5, 2017. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.
Rabbit:
Sept. 1, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.
Squirrel:
May 15, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017. Dogs allowed except Nov. 12-20. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.
Crow:
Sept. 1, 2016-Feb. 21, 2017. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.
CLOSED:
  • Alligator
Area Notes:
  • CWD regulations apply in Johnson, Madison, Newton, Pope and Searcy counties. Click here for details.
  • No antler point restrictions for buck harvest.
  • Refer to USDA Forest Service website for more information.
Leased Land Permit RequiredNo
Ownership
USDA Forest Service (Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission owns Kings River Falls Natural Area)