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NameRoth Prairie Natural Area WMA
WMA Zone560
County CoverageArkansas
Seasons and Regulations
Turkey season closed
Deer Archery: Sept. 26, 2015-Feb. 29, 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.
Nov. 1, 2015-Feb. 7, 2016. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.
Sept. 1, 2015-Feb. 29, 2016. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.
May 15, 2015-Feb. 29, 2016. Dogs allowed. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.
Sept. 1, 2015-Feb. 21,2016. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.
  • Alligator
  • Elk
  • Deer muzzleloader
  • Deer modern gun
  • Bear
Leased Land Permit RequiredNo
Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission
DescriptionRoth Prairie Natural Area is a tallgrass prairie formerly managed for hay production. Big bluestem, Indiangrass and other grasses typical of tallgrass prairies dominate the sites. Prairie mounds, some up to 3 feet tall, can be seen on the property, indicating that the land has never been plowed or leveled. Roth Prairie Natural Area is one of the last few fragments of tallgrass prairie left in the Grand Prairie of eastern Arkansas. Before settlement, the Grand Prairie contained about 320,000 acres of prairie. Now, only one percent remains.

Visit: http://www.naturalheritage.com/natural-area/roth-prairie/ for more information.
Hunting OpportunitiesHunting opportunities are very limited due to the WMA’s small size. While there is an archery deer season, the best hunting opportunity is for small game such as rabbits and quail.
Management PracticesThere are no active management practices at this time.
Recreation Other Than HuntingRoth Prairie Natural Area is a great place for birdwatching. Short-eared owls and many species of prairie and grassland birds can be seen at this WMA. People will also have the chance to see what the Grand Prairie looked like before agriculture.
CampingThere are no camping opportunities on this WMA.
Restaurants and Other FacilitiesStuttgart is the nearest town with restaurants and hotels.
SafetyNo special concerns other than typical outdoor hazards.