Cypress Bayou WMA
Counties: Lonoke, White
- 2019-20 Waterfowl
- Click here for statewide waterfowl dates and limits
- It is unlawful to use any device that simulates wing movement or movement of any kind through electrical or mechanical means, except traditional jerk strings.
- Waterfowl hunters must register online at www.agfc.com/waterfowlhunt before and after each hunt.
- See Area Notes for Access Regulations
- 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 (permit hunt): Oct. 17-21, 2020
Deer Modern Gun (permit hunt): Nov. 14-18, 2020
Deer Modern Gun Youth Hunt: Nov. 7-8, 2020 and Jan. 2-3, 2021
WMA Deer Bag Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks, which may include:
- Two legal bucks with archery,
- Three does with archery,
- One legal buck or doe with muzzleloader permit,
- One legal buck or doe with modern gun permit.
- During youth hunt, youths may take three deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) and one doe.
- A WMA Deer Hunt Permit is required to hunt deer with firearms on this WMA. Click here for details.
- 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 during firearms deer hunts. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.
- 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.
Camping is not allowed on the WMA.
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.
- Airboats may not be operated on Cypress Bayou WMA during duck season.
- 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.