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Dardanelle WMA

Zone: 160

Counties: Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Pope, Yell

2019-20 Waterfowl
  • Click here for statewide waterfowl dates and limits
  • Waterfowl hunting is allowed 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset during the waterfowl season.
  • Waterfowl hunting ends at noon on McKennon Bottoms and Potter's Pothole Units, except Dec. 7, Jan. 29-31 and Feb. 8, when it is allowed from 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset.
  • Waterfowl hunting is not allowed on that part of Big Spadra and Little Spadra creeks north of the railroad, east of Crawford Street, south of I-40 and west of Arkansas Highway 103.
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
Johnson County Waterfowl Rest Area: Sep. 19-Oct. 31, 2020 and Feb. 20-28, 2021
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25, 2020  and Dec. 12-14, 2020
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 6, 2020 (dogs allowed except on islands) and Dec. 26-28 (no dogs), 2020.
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 7-8, 2020  and Jan. 2-3, 2021 (no dogs).
Deer Special Modern Gun Mobility Impaired (permit hunt): Johnson County Waterfowl Rest Area only: Nov. 3-5, 2020. Five permits for Johnson County Waterfowl Rest Area (no dogs). Call the Corps of Engineers at 479-968-5008 ext. 268. Shotguns with slugs and muzzleloaders shooting a single projectile may be used for the hunt on the Johnson County WRA.
WMA Deer Bag Limit: Four deer, no more than two antlered 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 three deer, two antlered bucks (no antler restrictions) and one antlerless.
  • During mobility impaired hunt, mobility-impaired hunters may take two deer, two antlered bucks (no antler restrictions) or two antlerless on the Johnson County WRA

Deer Notes:

  • No antler restrictions.
  • CWD regulations apply in Johnson, Logan, Pope and Yell counties. 
2020-21 Quail

Nov. 1, 2020-Feb. 7, 2021. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Johnson County Waterfowl Rest Area, Horsehead Creek and Bob Young WRA are closed. Bird dogs allowed.

2020-21 Rabbit

Sept. 1, 2020-Feb. 28, 2021. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Closed on Johnson County Waterfowl Rest Area. Dogs allowed except during muzzleloader deer hunt, Dec. 26-28 or on the islands during any firearms deer hunts.

2020-21 Squirrel

May 15, 2020-Feb. 28, 2021. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts when dogs are not allowed. 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 (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).

Notes
  • The WMA boundary includes lands within the Corps of Engineers boundary, including islands and shoreline acreage.
  • Additional Corps of Engineers regulations apply. Contact Corps of Engineers, P.O. Box 1087, Russellville, AR 72801, 479-968-5008.
  • Dogs, hunting or trapping equipment are not allowed on Johnson County Waterfowl Rest Area, except as noted above.Access on Johnson County WRA on Oct. 31-Nov. 2 is limited to Mobility Impaired Permit Gun Deer permit holders.
  • Horsehead Creek and Bob Young WRAs are closed to all hunting and trespassing from Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
  • Johnson County WRA closes to access Nov. 1 and reopens to access Feb. 16 except for mobility-impaired deer hunt permit holders.
Ownership

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Phone

877-478-1043

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