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Fort Chaffee WMA

Zone: 230

Counties: Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Sebastian

2021-22 Access Permit Changes

Posted December 21, 2021

The process and requirements for participating in hunting, fishing, trapping, and other approved recreational activities at Fort Chaffee Joint Maneuver Training Center (FCJMTC) has changed.

  • All facets of the Outdoor Recreation Program are conducted online at fortchaffee.recaccess.com.
  • Permits are issued exclusively online through RecAccess at fortchaffee.recaccess.com.
  • All current (not expired) permit holders must integrate with fortchaffee.recaccess.com by September 1, 2022.
  • The List of Open Compartments will no longer be posted at each Legal Access Gate beginning September 1, 2022.
  • The Open Compartment Schedule is available online and must be checked prior to entry.
  • Beginning September 1, 2022, users are required to check-in/out when recreating at FCJMTC.
  • For more information, visit fortchaffee.recaccess.com or call the FCJMTC Environmental Branch at 479-484-2226 or 479-484-2777.
  • FCJMTC’s modern gun and muzzleloader special hunt permit holders are required to have a current (not expired) FCJMTC permit in order to participate.
  • Gates 16 and 22 open at 4:30 a.m. for the special hunts.
  • Public use compartments may be closed at any time due to military training.
2021-22 Closed Seasons
  • Bear
  • Alligator
2021-22 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 25, 2021-Feb. 28, 2022
Deer Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Nov. 21, 2021
Deer Modern Gun (permit hunt): Nov. 20, 2021

WMA Deer Bag Limit: Four deer, no more than two antlered bucks, which may include:

  • Two antlered bucks with archery,
  • Four antlerless with archery,
  • One antlered buck or antlerless during muzzleloader permit hunt,
  • One antlered buck or antlerless during modern gun permit hunt.

Deer Notes:

  • No antler restriction. 
  • No dogs.
2021-22 Dove

Sept. 4-Oct. 24, 2021 and Dec. 8, 2021-Jan. 15, 2022

Mourning Dove and White-Winged Dove 
Daily Limit - 15, possession Limit - 45

Eurasian Collared-Dove
No daily or possession limit
Eurasian Collared Doves must remain fully feathered in the field and while being transported from the field.

Dove Notes:

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission prepares a few fields each year for the opening weekend of dove season so the public has a place to enjoy this exciting form of wingshooting.

Dove fields on WMAs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. WMA acreage put into dove fields is relatively small because most hunters only pursue doves the first few days of the season. However, after opening weekend of dove season, many wildlife species feed in the fields, particularly those that were topsown with winter wheat.

2021-22 Waterfowl

Waterfowl Notes:

  • Waterfowl hunting is allowed 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset during the waterfowl season.
2022-23 Crow

Sept. 1, 2022-Feb. 20, 2023. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.

2022-23 Quail

Nov. 1, 2022-Feb. 5, 2023.  Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. 

2022-23 Rabbit

Sept. 1, 2022-Feb. 28, 2023. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.

2022-23 Squirrel

May 15, 2022-Feb. 28, 2023. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.

2022 Turkey

Youth Hunt: April 9-10, 2022. One legal turkey.
Firearms Hunt: April 18- May 8, 2022. One legal turkey.

Area Notes

Posted December 21, 2021

The process and requirements for participating in hunting, fishing, trapping, and other approved recreational activities at Fort Chaffee Joint Maneuver Training Center (FCJMTC) has changed.

  • All facets of the Outdoor Recreation Program are conducted online at fortchaffee.recaccess.com.
  • Permits are issued exclusively online through RecAccess at fortchaffee.recaccess.com.
  • All current (not expired) permit holders must integrate with fortchaffee.recaccess.com by September 1, 2022.
  • The List of Open Compartments will no longer be posted at each Legal Access Gate beginning September 1, 2022.
  • The Open Compartment Schedule is available online and must be checked prior to entry.
  • Beginning September 1, 2022, users are required to check-in/out when recreating at FCJMTC.
  • For more information, visit fortchaffee.recaccess.com or call the FCJMTC Environmental Branch at 479-484-2226 or 479-484-2777.
  • FCJMTC’s modern gun and muzzleloader special hunt permit holders are required to have a current (not expired) FCJMTC permit in order to participate.
  • Gates 16 and 22 open at 4:30 a.m. for the special hunts.
  • Public use compartments may be closed at any time due to military training.
Ownership

U.S. Army

Phone

877-478-1043

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