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Buck Island WMA

Zone: 078

County: Phillips

2020-21 Closed Seasons
  • Bear
  • Alligator
  • Furbearer trapping
2020-21 Crow

Sept. 1, 2020-Feb. 21, 2021. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.

2020-21 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 26, 2020- Feb. 28, 2021
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25, 2020  and Dec. 29-31, 2020
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 14- Dec. 29, 2020 and December 26-28, 2020
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 7-8, 2020  and Jan. 2-3, 2021
WMA Deer Bag Limit: Five deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
  • Five does with archery, muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
  • During youth hunt, youths may take five deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) or up to five does.

Deer Notes:

  • 15-inch inside spread or 18-inch main beam rule.
  • Check antler restrictions for important additional information.
  • No dogs.
2020-21 Quail

Nov. 1, 2020-Feb. 7, 2021. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.

2020-21 Rabbit

Sept. 1, 2020-Feb. 28, 2021. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.

2020-21 Squirrel

May 15, 2020-Feb. 28, 2021. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.

2021 Turkey

Youth Hunt: April 10-11, 2021. One legal turkey.
Firearms Hunt: April 19- May 9, 2021. One legal turkey.

Area Notes
  • A free annual General Use Permit (WMP) is required to hunt or trap.
  • Check antler restrictions on Page 49 for important additional information.
  • No vehicular or foot access.
  • Boating access only.
  • WMA is subject to flooding when the Mississippi River reaches 36 feet at the Helena gauge.
Description

1,510 acres

Ownership

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Phone

877-734-4581

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