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NameSpring Bank WMA
WMA Zone585
County CoverageLafayette
It is located in Lafayette County, west of Bradley off Hwy. 160. 
Seasons and Regulations
Youth Hunt: April 8-9, 2017. One bearded turkey.
Firearms Hunt: April 10-18, 2017. One bearded turkey, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).
Deer Archery: Sept. 24, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017.
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 17-19, 2016.
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 11 and Dec. 26-28, 2016.
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 5-6, 2016 and Jan. 7-8, 2017.
WMA Deer Bag Limit:
Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:
• Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
• Four does with archery,
• Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
• During youth hunt, youths may take four deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) and two does.
Deer Notes: Three-point rule. No dogs.
Nov. 1, 2016-Feb. 5, 2017. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.
Sept. 1, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.
May 15, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.
Sept. 1, 2016-Feb. 21, 2017. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.
  • Alligator
  • Bear
Leased Land Permit RequiredNo
This 701-acre area is owned by the AGFC.  
The area was established as a WMA in 1992. 
The primary objective of this management area is to provide quality wildlife habitat and public hunting opportunities.
The area is divided into two separate tracts, tract #1 is primarily old fields, bordered by an oxbow lake of the Red River, and tract #2 is forested with a pine/hardwood mixture.  
Access to both tracts is off Hwy.160, west of Bradley. Tract #1 is north of the Pleasant Valley community and Tract #2 is south of the Walnut Hill community. Refer to an area map for more specific directions. 
Hunting Opportunities
Deer, quail, turkey, squirrel waterfowl and rabbits. The old field habitat provides some excellent rabbit hunting opportunities. See current regulations for seasons and bag limits. 
Management Practices
Management activities on this area are limited due to its remote location. However, a habitat management plan, which includes prescribed burning, is currently being developed. 
Recreation Other Than Hunting
The oxbow lake on Tract #1 provides good fishing opportunities. 

The Red River is nearby, Lafayette County WMA is approximately 7 miles to the east, and Sulphur River WMA is approximately 7 miles to the west. Also, the states of Texas and Louisiana are very close to the West and South, respectively.
Nearest camping facilities are on the Lafayette County WMA, 3 miles east of Bradley. 
Restaurants and Other Facilities
Facilities are located in Bradley, AR and Springhill, LA. Bass Haven Restaurant and Lodge are located on Lake Erling. They have lodging as well as RV hookups and a boat launch. They can be reached at 870-694-6221.
Obtaining an area map is recommended to assist in locating this WMA.