Sept. 1, 2019-Feb. 21, 2020. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.
Deer Archery: Sept. 28, 2019-Feb. 29, 2020
Red Slough Waterfowl Rest Area: Sept. 28-Oct. 31, 2019 and Feb. 15-29, 2020.
Deer Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Oct. 19-27 and Nov. 2-3, 2019.
Deer Modern Gun (permit hunt): Nov. 9-17, 2019.
WMA Deer Bag Limit: Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:
Nov. 1, 2019-Feb. 3, 2020. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.
Sept. 1, 2019-Feb. 29, 2020. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.
May 15, 2019-Feb. 29, 2020. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.
Sept. 20-23 and Sept. 27-30, 2019. Permit required.
Archery Hunt (no permit required): April 8-23, 2019. Closed during gun hunt. Two legal turkeys, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).
Firearms Hunt (permit required): April 8-10 and April 13-15, 2019. One legal turkey, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).
A WMA Turkey Hunt Permit is required to hunt turkeys on this WMA. Click here for details.
From Hope, take Ark Hwy. 29 south about 6 miles, take Ark. Hwy. 355 west toward Springhill and follow into the area. The west side of the area can be accessed from U.S. Hwy. 67 west of Hope.
The area was established as a WMA in 1950s.
Primitive campsites are available around the lake and on the west side of the WMA.
The area consists primarily of bottomland hardwood habitats. This includes a 660-acre greentree waterfowl area. Little Grassy Duck Area is a 150-acre moist-soil management unit.
Waterfowl, deer, quail, turkey, squirrel, and rabbits.
The WMA is 16 miles south of Hope.
A system of levees and water control structures facilitate inundating the area for waterfowl habitat. A forest management prescription and open lands management system provide excellent wildlife habitat.
This 13,658-acre area is composed of 5,866 acres of state-owned land and 7,792 acres leased from Red River Texarkana(managed by Hancock Forest Management) and Potlatch timber company.
The primary objective of this management area is to provide high-quality wildlife habitat and public hunting opportunities.
Bois d'Arc Lake provides excellent fishing and bird-watching opportunities.
Facilities are located in Springhill and Hope.
Bois d'Arc Lake and the associated creeks and sloughs are also home to the American Alligator. Caution should be used at all times, especially during warm weather, and swimming is not allowed. The lake also has numerous stumps and logs which require slow boat operations.