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Cypress Bayou WMA

Zone: 140

Counties: Lonoke, White

2021-22 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
  • Bear
2021-22 Crow

Sept. 2, 2021-Feb. 20, 2022. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.

2021-22 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 25, 2021-Feb. 28, 2022
Deer Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Oct. 16-20, 2021
Deer Modern Gun (permit hunt): Nov. 13-17, 2021
Deer Modern Gun Youth Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022

WMA Deer Bag Limit: Three deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

  • Two bucks with archery,
  • Three does with archery,
  • One buck or doe with muzzleloader permit,
  • One buck or doe with modern gun permit.
  • During youth hunt, youths may take three deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

Deer Notes:

  • Three-point rule.
  • No dogs.
2021-22 Quail

Nov. 1, 2021-Feb. 6, 2022. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.

2021-22 Rabbit

Sept. 1, 2021-Feb. 28, 2022. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.

2021-22 Squirrel

May 15, 2021-Feb. 28, 2022. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.

2021-22 Waterfowl

The 2021-22 Arkansas Waterfowl Hunting Guidebook should be posted online early October. Check back for complete WMA information.

2021 Turkey

Youth Hunt: April 10-11, 2021. One legal turkey.
Firearms Hunt: April 19 -27, 2021. One legal turkey. (Youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).

About the Name

Cypress Bayou WMA is named after the bayou that flows through the area.

Area Notes
  • A free annual General Use Permit (WMP) is required to hunt or trap on WMAs. Permits are available online by clicking "Buy Licenses" at agfc.com or by calling 800-364-4263 or any regional office.
  • For access restrictions that affect all users during waterfowl season, check the waterfowl guidebook
Camping

Camping is not allowed on the WMA.

Description

Cypress Bayou WMA encompasses 1,503 acres in northern Lonoke and southern White counties. The management area was acquired through the Farmers Home Administration program in 1989 and most of the area was reforested with mixed hardwood species in the early 1990s.

Hunting Opportunities

Hunting opportunities exist for deer, turkey and small game.

Ownership

AGFC

Phone

877-734-4581

Recreation Other Than Hunting

A small 6-acre pond is adjacent to the parking on Arkansas Highway 31, and provides fishing opportunities for bream, catfish and bass.

Restaurants and Other Facilities

The city of Beebe is about 8 miles north and provides lodging and restaurant accommodations.

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