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Fort Chaffee WMA

2017-18 Closed Seasons
  • Bear
  • Alligator
2017-18 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 23, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018.
Deer Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Nov. 19, 2017.
Deer Modern Gun (permit hunt): Nov. 18, 2017.
WMA Deer Bag Limit: Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

  • Two bucks with archery,
  • Four does with archery,
  • One buck or doe during muzzleloader permit hunts,
  • One buck or doe during modern gun permit hunts.

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

Dec. 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. Two bearded turkeys, no more than one jake. Firearms Hunt: April 10-25, 2017. Two bearded turkeys, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).

2017 Waterfowl
  • Waterfowl hunting is allowed 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset during waterfowl season.
  • The Fort Chaffee Joint Maneuver Training Center (FCJMTC) has updated the Policy Statement and the Sportsman’s Map. The updated documents are available from the Environmental Office (Building 1370) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are displayed on the legal access gate bulletin boards.
  • Persons entering FCJMTC must attend a Sportsman’s Orientation class and comply with post regulations. Class schedule and locations are available by calling 479-484-3596, ext 2.
  • Consumptive users must purchase a biennial sportsman’s permit ($20) while nonconsumptive or recreational users are required to have a biennial recreational permit ($5 charge). Both are available at the class. Renewals or replacements are available Tuesdays and Thursdays from the Environmental Office from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • FCJMTC’s modern gun and muzzleloader special hunt permit holders are required to have a current, valid recreational or sportsman’s permit in order to participate. Renewals will no longer be made on the day of the hunt.
  • Gates 16 and 22 open at 4:30 a.m. for the special hunts.
  • Public use compartments may be closed due to military training. Legal access gates are posted with maps of compartments and calendars of open compartments.
  • To contact the post for a list of open compartments, call 479-484-3597.
  • Check Legal Access Gate bulletin boards each day.

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