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2018 Public Dove Fields

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission prepares a few fields each year for the opening weekend of dove season so the public has a place to enjoy this exciting form of wingshooting.

Dove fields on WMAs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. WMA acreage put into dove fields is relatively small because most hunters only pursue doves the first few days of the season. However, after opening weekend of dove season, many wildlife species feed in the fields, particularly those that were topsown with winter wheat.

Hunters should talk to area managers and regional offices for locations of fields, interest shown by other hunters and status of the fields.

Public Dove Fields Available for 2018 Opening Day
WMA County Contact Information Acres of Dove Fields Forage Type
Big Lake WMA Mississippi TF 877-972-5438 20 acres |   
Camp Robinson SUA Faulkner TF 877-967-7577 10 acres Sunflowers, Wheat
Dardanelle WMA Franklin, Johnson,
Logan, Pope, Yell
TF 877-478-1043
8 acres on Okane Island Topsown Wheat
Dave Donaldson Black River WMA Clay, Greene, Randolph TF 877-972-5438 15 acres | , 6 acres | Sunflowers
Ed Gordon Point Remove WMA Conway 479-967-7577
TF 877-967-7577
50 acres total Wheat
Fort Chaffee WMA Crawford, Franklin,
Logan, Sebastian
TF 877-478-1043
5 fields in compartments 3,4 6J and 8B Topsown Wheat
Freddie Black Choctaw Island WMA
East Unit | West Unit
Desha 870-877-2318 26 acres (two fields) | Topsown Wheat
Frog Bayou WMA Crawford TF 877-478-1043 10 acres off Sharp Chapel Road Sunflowers, Wheat
Galla Creek WMA Pope 479-967-7577
TF 877-967-7577
50 acres on the west sandbar Millet, Topsown Wheat
George H. Dunklin Jr. Bayou Meto WMA Arkansas, Jefferson 870-367-3553
TF 877-367-3559
32 acres on Wrape Plantation | Topsown Wheat
Hope Upland WMA Hempstead 870-777-5580
TF 877-777-5580
80 acres | Topsown Wheat
J.P. Mikles Blue Mountain SUA Logan 479-478-1043
TF 877-478-1043
5 acres Topsown Wheat
Nimrod Lloyd Millwood WMA Perry, Yell TF 877-525-8606 100 acres south of Plainview, north of Sunlight Bay Topsown Wheat
Ozark Lake WMA Crawford, Franklin, Sebastian 479-478-1043
TF 877-478-1043
17 acres south of Vine Prairie Sunflowers, Topsown Wheat
Petit Jean River WMA Yell 479-478-1043
TF 877-478-1043
60 acres in the Black Lands and Slaty Crossing Topsown Wheat
Rick Evans Grandview Prairie WMA Hempstead 870-777-5580
TF 877-777-5580
80 acres | Topsown Wheat
Shirey Bay Rainey Brake WMA Lawrence 501-529-3363 5 acres | , 40 acres | Millet, Sunflowers
St. Francis Sunken Lands WMA Clay, Craighead,
Greene, Poinsett
870-375-3066 25 acres |
21 acres Hatchie Coon Island |
Millet, Sunflowers
Steve N. Wilson Raft Creek Bottoms WMA White 870-734-4581
TF 877-734-4581
60 acres | Topsown Wheat
Trusten Holder WMA Arkansas, Desha 870-367-3553
TF 877-777-5580
6.5 acres | Topsown Wheat
Wedington WMA Benton, Washington 479-253-2506
TF 866-253-2506
18-20 acres over three fields Sunflowers