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Camp Robinson SUA

2017-18 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 23, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018.
Deer Muzzleloader: Closed.
Deer Modern Gun (permit hunt): Nov. 11-13, 2017.
WMA Deer Bag Limit: Three deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:  

  • Two bucks with archery,
  • Three does with archery,
  • One buck and one doe with modern gun permit.

Deer Notes:

  • A WMA Deer Hunt Permit is required to hunt deer with firearms on this WMA. Click here for details.
  • Three-point rule.
  • No dogs.
2017 Bear

Bear Archery: Sept. 23-Nov. 30, 2017.

Bear Notes:

2017 Crow

Sept. 1, 2017-Feb. 19, 2018. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No bag limit.

2017 Squirrel

May 15, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018. Daily limit-12, possession limit 48.

2017 Turkey

Turkey Season Closed.

Camping

Camping is allowed only in designated areas.

Hunting Opportunities

Permit hunts are available for deer. The area often has a few acres of dove fields planted each year as well.

Location

Camp Robinson Special Use Area is approximately 9 miles east of Mayflower, adjacent to Lake Conway on Clinton Road.

Management Practices

Many management practices are in use at Camp Robinson SUA, from food plots and special agricultural plantings to prescribed fire and selective thinning of overstory trees.

Notes
  • Check the current Public Use Schedule prior to accessing the area to ensure that compartments are open for use. A public use schedule can be obtained at the information station or at link below.
  • Horseback riding for pleasure is allowed year-round; except during scheduled events, including field trials, in which the public use compartments are reserved.
  • Bird dog, rabbit dog and waterfowl retriever training is allowed Sept. 15-April 1, except during firearm deer hunts and after supplemental quail releases.
  • A current Arkansas hunting license is required for dog training. Trainers are restricted to eight dogs and may not train more than three days per week nor more than two consecutive days in a two-week period.
  • Waterfowl retriever training is allowed year-round in Compartment 5, except for during the firearm deer permit hunt.
  • Live ammunition is prohibited for dog training.
  • Camping is limited to 7 days.
  • Only enclosed, pull-activated, dogproof traps may be used for furbearer trapping.
  • No person, multi-person party, driver or occupant of a single vehicle arriving at or being present at Camp Robinson Special Use Area’s (SUA) compartment 5 may train, control or possess, or have in one vehicle more than four dogs except after 9 a.m. on Tuesday or Thursday. “Vehicle” means a car or truck with any accompanying trailer whether or not attached.
  • Camping is limited to 7 days.

Waterfowl hunting is closed on all of Camp Robinson SUA and Lake Conway, except Caney Creek, Dix Creek, Palarm Creek, and Pierce Creek bays outside posted buffer zones (Waterfowl hunting ends at noon.).

Ownership

AGFC

Phone

877-967-7577

Purpose

The property was previously part of Camp Joe T. Robinson before being deeded to the AGFC for conservation purposes. The SUA is intensively managed for bird dog training and field trials. It hosts many local and national events each year. The area also supports the AGFC's enforcement training center, an archery range and firing range, complete with rifle, pistol, skeet and trap shooting.

Recreation Other Than Hunting

Click here for the Camp Robinson SUA Woodlands Auto Tour map.

Restaurants and Other Facilities

The town of Mayflower, 9 miles to the west, offers a few small restaurants and gas stations. The cities of Conway and Little Rock are about 15 miles from the SUA, and offer ample lodging, shopping and dining.

Detailed Interactive Map Public Use Maps