Deer Archery: Sept. 23, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018.
Deer Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Oct. 21-25, 2017.
Deer Modern Gun (permit hunt): Nov. 11-15, 2017.
WMA Deer Bag Limit: Three deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:
Sept. 1, 2017-Feb. 19, 2018. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.
Nov. 1, 2017-Feb. 4, 2018. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.
Sept. 1, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed.
May 15, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018. Dogs allowed. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.
Youth Hunt: April 7-8, 2018. One legal turkey.
Firearms Hunt: April 9-17, 2018. One legal turkey, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).
Benson Creek Natural Area WMA is named after the creek that runs through it.
From Brinkley go north on U.S. Highway 49 to Arkansas Highway 17. Go west on Arkansas Highway 17 about 3 miles to the bridge over Bayou DeView. Parking and boat access are available south of the bridge.
Aquired in 1993.
Camping is not allowed.
Benson Creek Natural Area WMA is one of many natural areas owned by the Natural Heritage Commission that are available to the public. At 1,458 acres, it includes 610 acres of bald cypress/water tupelo swamps along Bayou DeView.
Hunting opportunities exist for deer, small game and waterfowl.
Restoration efforts are used to improve the ecological quality of previosuly disturbed plant communities.
All ANHC natural areas are lands specifically managed to preserve, and sometimes restore, natural communities that have become rare.
Canoeing and bird watching are popular on this area.
Restaurants and other facilities can be found in Brinkley, about 5 miles south.