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Cherokee WMA

2018-19 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
2018-19 Crow

Sept. 1, 2018-Feb. 21,2019. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.

2018-19 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 22, 2018-Feb. 28, 20198.
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 20-28 and Dec. 8-10, 2018.
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 10-Dec. 2 and Dec. 26-28, 2018.
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 3-4, 2018 and Jan. 5-6, 2019.
WMA Deer Bag Limit: Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

  • Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
  • Four antlerless with archery,
  • One antlerless with muzzleloader or modern gun.
  • During youth hunt, youths may take two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one antlerless.

Deer Notes:

  • No antler restriction.
  • No dogs.
  • CWD regulations apply in Logan, Pope and Van Buren counties. Click here for more information.
  • Permanent deer stands are not allowed.
2018-19 Quail

Nov. 1, 2018-Feb. 4, 2019. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.

2018-19 Rabbit

Sept. 1, 2018-Feb. 28, 2019. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.

2018-19 Squirrel

May 15, 2018-Feb. 28, 2019. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.

2018 Bear

Bear Archery: Sept. 22-Nov. 30, 2018
Bear Muzzleloader: Oct. 20-28, 2018.
Bear Modern Gun: Nov. 10-30, 2018.
Bear Modern Gun Youth Hunt: Nov. 3-4, 2018.

Bear Notes:

2019 Turkey

Youth Hunt: April 6-7, 2019. Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.
Firearms Hunt: April 8-23, 2019. Two legal turkeys, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).

Notes
  • In addition to a General WMA Use Permit, a Cherokee 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 https://ar-web.s3licensing.com
  • Hunters in possession of a valid Cherokee WMA leased lands permit are allowed to use ATVs, motorcycles or bicycles only on open, maintained roads during an open hunting season while traveling to or from a campsite or hunting location.
  • Dogs may be used for coyote, fox and bobcat hunting when furbearer hunting season is open and firearms deer season is closed.
Ownership

Green Bay Packaging, Inc.

Phone

877-297-4331

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