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Cypress Bayou WMA

2017-18 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 23, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018.
Deer Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Oct. 21-25, 2017.
Deer Modern Gun (permit hunt): Nov. 24-28, 2017.
Deer Modern Gun Youth Hunt: Nov. 4-5, 2017 and Jan. 6-7, 2018.
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 two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

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 Crow

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

2017 Quail

Nov. 1, 2017-Feb. 4, 2018. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.

2017 Rabbit

Sept. 1, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.

2017 Squirrel

May 15, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.

2017 Turkey

Youth Hunt: April 8-9, 2017. One bearded turkey. Firearms Hunt: April 10-18, 2017. One bearded turkey, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).

2017 Waterfowl
  • t is unlawful to use any device that simulates wing movement or movement of any kind through electrical or mechanical means, except traditional jerk strings.
  • See Area Notes for Access Regulations
About the Name

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

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.

Notes
  • No boats allowed from noon to 4 a.m., Nov. 18-Jan. 28.
    • Exception - Boats allowed from noon until 6:30 p.m., Dec. 2, Jan. 26-28 and Feb. 3.
  • Closed to all access (except in designated campsites, parking areas, boat launch ramps and boat staging areas) from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., Nov. 18-Jan. 28 and Feb. 3.
  • Airboats may not be operated on Cypress Bayou WMA during duck season.
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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