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Beaver Lake WMA

2017-18 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
  • Turkey
2017-18 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 23, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 21-29 and Dec. 9-10, 2017
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 11-Dec. 3 and Dec. 26-28, 2017
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 4-5, 2017 and Jan. 6-7, 2018

WMA Deer Bag Limit: Four deer, which may include:

  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
  • Four does with archery,
  • Two does with muzzleloader or modern gun.
  • During youth hunt, youths may take four deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) and two does.

Deer Notes:

  • Devil's Eyebrow Unit is closed to deer and bear firearms hunting (archery only).
  • Three-point rule.
  • No dogs.
  • Only shotguns (.410 and larger) with slugs (no buckshot allowed) or muzzleloading rifles shooting a single projectile are allowed (except on Devil's Eyebrow Unit)..
2017 Bear

Bear Archery: Sept. 23-Nov. 30, 2017.
Bear Muzzleloader: Oct. 21-29, 2017.
Bear Modern Gun: Nov. 11-30, 2017.
Bear Modern Gun Youth Hunt: Nov. 4-5, 2017.

Bear Notes:

  • Statewide bag limit.
  • No dogs.
  • Bear seasons close earlier if zone quota is reached. Click here for details.
  • Only shotguns (20-gauge and larger) with slugs (no buckshot allowed) or muzzleloading rifles shooting a single projectile are allowed.
2017 Crow

Sept. 1, 2016-Feb. 19, 2018. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.

2017 Quail

Nov. 1, 2017-Feb. 4, 2018. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.

2017 Rabbit

Sept. 1, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.

2017 Squirrel

May 15, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.

About the Name

The WMA is named after the U.S. Corps of Engineers lake it surrounds.


Camping is available at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers campgrounds.


Beaver Lake WMA consists of 8,007 acres (includes Devil's Eyebrow Natural Area).


Beaver Lake WMA includes all the U.S. Corps of Engineers land surrounding Beaver Lake in the northwest corner of the state. It also includes the Devil's Eyebrow Natural Area owned by the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission.


Hunting is prohibited in areas designated as parks, closed parks, leased parks, Blackburn Creek Watchable Wildlife Area and in proximity to the dam and water intake structures. Please reference the Beaver Lake Project Map. Maps can be obtained at the Project Office located at 2260 N. 2nd St., Rogers, AR.Hunting is permitted within the Corps of Engineers boundary, including the island and shoreline acreage.Hunting with dogs is not allowed on islands during deer season.Use of bird dogs is restricted to quail season; retrievers to waterfowl season.Devil's Eyebrow unit is closed to deer and bear firearms hunting.Waterfowl hunting is allowed 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset during waterfowl season.


U.S. Corps of Engineers



Recreation Other Than Hunting

Excellent fishing opportunities are available on Beaver Lake. The clear water of the lake also offers recreational boating, scuba diving and swimming opportunities to visitors.

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