|Name||Rick Evans Grandview Prairie WMA|
The area is located in Hempstead County, 2 miles north of Columbus.
|Seasons and Regulations|Turkey:
Youth Hunt (permit required): April 8-9, 2017. One bearded turkey.
Deer Archery (permit hunt):
Oct. 8-Nov. 27, 2016.
Deer Modern Gun (youth permit hunt): Oct. 3-4, 2016.
WMA Deer Bag Limit:
Three deer, no more than one buck, which may include:
• One buck with archery permit,
• Two does with archery permit.
• During youth hunt, youths may take two deer, one buck and one doe.
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 on Rick Evans Grandview Prairie WMA. Does harvested on this area do not count against a hunter's statewide seasonal bag limit. Youth do not have to harvest a doe before a buck during any hunt.
Sept. 1, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017 (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday hunting only). Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed.
Sept. 1, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017 (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday hunting only). Dogs allowed. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.
Sept. 1, 2016-Feb. 19, 2017. Open Thursdays and Saturdays only. No limit.
- Deer muzzleloader
- Deer modern gun
- It is unlawful to use any device that simulates wing movement or movement of any kind through electrical or mechanical means, except traditional jerk strings.
- A free Sweet 16 WMA permit is required to hunt any species on this WMA. Click here to receive your permit.
- Bobcat hunting is allowed July 1, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays during daylight hours only.
- Coyote hunting is allowed July 1, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays during daylight hours only.
- Waterfowl hunting is not allowed on lakes or ponds.
|Leased Land Permit Required||No|
This 4,885 acre multi-use area is owned by the AGFC.
The area was established in 1997.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
While visiting this area, care should be taken to minimize impacts on this fragile habitat.