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NamePrairie Bayou WMA
WMA Zone535
County CoverageLonoke
Seasons and Regulations
Youth Hunt: April 9-10, 2016. One bearded turkey.
Firearms Hunt: April 16-24, 2016. One bearded turkey, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).
Deer Archery: Sept. 26, 2015-Feb. 29, 2016.
Deer Modern Gun Youth Hunt:
Nov. 7-8, 2015 and Jan 2-3, 2016.
WMA Deer Bag Limit:
Three deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:
• Two bucks with archery,
• Three does with archery.
Deer Notes: Three-point rule. No dogs. Limit during the modern gun special youth permit hunt is two deer: one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.
Nov. 1, 2015-Feb. 7, 2016. Daily limit - 4. Bird dogs allowed.
Sept. 1, 2015-Feb. 29, 2016. Daily limit - 4, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed.
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.
  • Deer muzzleloader
  • Deer modern gun
  • Bear
  • Alligator
  • Elk
Leased Land Permit RequiredNo
About the NameThe name for the WMA is derived from the bayou that runs along the southwest side of the area.
DescriptionPrairie Bayou WMA encompasses 453 acres in southeastern Lonoke County, south of Carlisle. The area was acquired through the Farmers Home Administration program in 1994. The WMA is part of the Grand Prairie Ecosystem.
Hunting OpportunitiesHunting opportunities exist for deer, turkey and small game.
Management PracticesManagement practices include planting of native warm-season grasses, which provide habitat for rabbit and quail.
Recreation Other Than HuntingA main recreation opportunity people pursue on this WMA is training dogs for rabbit hunting.
CampingNo camping is allowed on the WMA.
Restaurants and Other FacilitiesRestaurants and other facilities can be found in Carlisle.