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Casey Jones WMA

Zone: 125

Counties: Ashley, Bradley, Drew

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. 20, 2020  and Dec. 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,
  • Five does with 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:

  • Three-point rule.
  • 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. Dogs allowed except Nov. 14-22. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.

2021 Turkey

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


The Casey Jones Leased Lands WMA tracts can be accessed via highways and county roads. 


The Casey Jones Leased Lands WMA was established in 1988.


Designated campsites are located in various areas of the WMA. No electricity or running water is provided.


The various tracts provide a diversity of habitats, including upland pine, upland pine/ hardwood mix, upland hardwood, bottomland pine/ hardwood mix and bottomland hardwood.

Hunting Opportunities

The Casey Jones Leased Lands WMA offers excellent deer, turkey and small game hunting opportunities.

Management Practices

Most of the tracts are managed intensively for pine and/or hardwood sawtimber. Single tree selection is the predominant harvesting method. Prescribed fire is also used. These timber management practices produce excellent wildlife habitat for most game species.

  • In addition to a General WMA Use Permit, a Casey Jones WMA leased lands permit is required to hunt, trap or camp on the area. Leased lands permits may be purchased at any license vendor, AGFC regional office or online at
  • Dogs may be used for coyote, fox and bobcat hunting when the declared furbearer hunting season is open and firearms deer seasons are closed.

The Casey Jones Leased Lands WMA is owned by The Campbell Group and Plum Creek, Inc.




The Casey Jones Leased Lands WMA was established to provide hunting and other outdoor recreation opportunities in south Arkansas.

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