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Ed Gordon Point Remove WMA

2017-18 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
2017-18 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 23, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018.
Deer Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Oct. 14-18, 2017.
Deer Modern Gun (permit hunt): Nov. 4-8, 2017.
Deer Modern Gun (youth permit hunt): Jan. 6-7, 2018.
WMA Deer Bag Limit: Three deer, no more than one buck, which may include:

  • One buck with archery.
  • Three does with archery.
  • One buck and two does with muzzleloader permit.
  • One buck and two does with modern gun permit.

Deer Notes:

  • A WMA Deer Hunt Permit is required to hunt deer with firearms on this WMA. Click here for details.
  • 15-inch inside spread or 18-inch main beam rule.
  • No dogs.
  • Hunters must harvest and check a doe on this WMA prior to harvesting a buck. A youth is not required to harvest a doe before harvesting a buck in any hunt.
  • There are no antler restrictions for the youth permit hunt.
  • CWD regulations apply in Pope County.
2017 Bear

Bear Archery: Sept. 23-Nov. 30, 2017.
Bear Muzzleloader: Oct. 14-18, 2017 (deer permit holders only).
Bear Modern Gun: Nov. 4-8, 2017 (deer permit holders only).
Bear Notes:

  • Statewide bag limit.
  • No dogs.
  • Bear seasons close earlier if bear zone quota is reached. Click here for details.
2017 Crow

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

2017 Quail

Nov. 1, 2017-Feb. 4, 2018. Weekends only. Limit 4. 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 (permit required): April 10-12, April 15-17 and April 22-24, 2017. One bearded turkey, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).

Turkey Notes: 

2017 Waterfowl
  • 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.
  • Nonresidents need a Nonresident Wildlife Management Area Waterfowl Hunting Permit to hunt waterfowl.
  • See Area Notes for Access Regulations
  • Everyone 16 and older must have a free WMA General Use Permit to hunt or trap on any WMA. Click here to get permit.
  • For all hunters except deer modern gun permit holders during the deer permit hunt, the Steve Frick WaterfowlÊRest Area is closed to access Nov. 1 and will reopen to access Feb. 16.
  • No boats allowed from noon to 4 a.m., Nov. 18-Jan. 28.
    • Exception 1- Boats allowed from noon until 6:30 p.m., Dec. 2, Jan. 26-28 and Feb. 4.
    • Exception 2 -Boats allowed from 1 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on the following waters:
      • West Fork Point Remove Creek
      • East Fork Point Remove Creek
  • 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 within Ed Gordon Point Remove WMA during duck season.
  • Crow, dove, rabbit and squirrel seasons are open on the Wylie Cox Field Special Use Area unless closed by reservation (field trial, etc.), permit hunt, or for administration/maintenance.
  • Closure schedule will be displayed at the SUA clubhouse.
  • Dog training is allowed Sept. 1-April 1. Dog trainers must possess a current Arkansas hunting license. The area closes to dog training during field trials. The area includes 140 acres east of Cargile Lake and south and west of County Road 26.

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