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NameRick Evans Grandview Prairie WMA
WMA Zone551
Region5
County CoverageHempstead
Location
The area is located in Hempstead County, 2 miles north of Columbus. 
Phone877-777-5580
Seasons and Regulations
Turkey:
Youth Hunt (permit required): April 12-13, 2014. One bearded turkey.
Turkey Permit:
Turkey hunting on this area is restricted to special permit hunts.
Click here for more information and to apply.
Deer:
Deer Archery (permit hunt): Oct. 11-30, 2014.
WMA Deer Bag Limit:
Three deer, no more than one buck, which may include:
• One buck with archery permit,
• Two does with archery permit.
Deer Notes: 15-inch inside spread or 18-inch main beam rule. No dogs. A doe must be harvested before a buck may be harvested. Does harvested on this area do not count against a hunter's statewide seasonal bag limit.
Deer Permit:
Deer hunting on this area is restricted to special permit hunts.
Click here for more information and to apply.
Quail:
Rabbit:
Sept. 1, 2014-Feb. 28, 2015 (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday hunting only). Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed.
Squirrel:
Sept. 1, 2014-Feb. 28, 2015 (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday hunting only). Dogs allowed. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.
Crow:
Sept. 1, 2014-Feb. 21,2015. Open Thursdays and Saturdays only. No limit.
CLOSED:
  • Deer muzzleloader
  • Deer modern gun
  • Bear
  • Alligator
  • Elk
  • Quail
Area Notes:
Leased Land Permit RequiredNo
Ownership
This 4,885 acre multi-use area is owned by the AGFC.  
Age
The area was established in 1997.
Purpose
This multi-use area is managed for the protection, enhancement, and restoration of the blackland prairie habitat found there. Conservation education is also a major purpose of this area. Additionally, the area is managed for quality hunting and recreational opportunities. 
Description
Grandview Prairie represents the largest, contiguous tract of blackland prairie in public ownership in the nation. The area consists of improved pasture, woodlands, wooded draws, bottomland habitats, and native grasslands comprised of blackland prairie communities.  
Hunting Opportunities
Deer, small game, and furbearers can be hunted. The area is known for it's high quality white-tailed deer herd. See current regulations for seasons and permit requirements. 
Management Practices
The protection, enhancement, and restoration of the blackland prairie ecosystem is being accomplished through a landscape level management plan utilizing prescribed fire and prairie restoration techniques. Wildlife species management plans are also being implemented. The white-tailed deer herd is managed utilizing a quality management program. 
Recreation Other Than Hunting
Excellent fishing opportunities are found on the two area lakes. Outdoor recreation including hiking, wildflower walks, bird watching, and wildlife viewing is encouraged. A sporting clays range is available by appointment.  

Old Washington Historic State Park is located 5 miles to the east. Millwood Lake is approximately 10 miles to the west. 
Camping
Camping is available at Millwood Lake. 
Restaurants and Other Facilities
Facilities are located in Washington, Nashville and Hope.

Overnight accommodations and classroom facilities are available by reservation. Additional information can be obtained by calling (800)983-4219 or (870)983-2790.   
Safety
While visiting this area, care should be taken to minimize impacts on this fragile habitat.