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Freddie Black Choctaw Island WMA/Deer Research Area East Unit

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

Deer Archery: Sept. 23, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018.
Deer Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Jan. 13-15, 2018.
Deer Modern Gun (permit hunt): Dec. 2-4, 2017.
Deer Modern Gun (youth permit hunt): Nov. 25-26, 2017.
Deer Modern Gun Mobility Impaired (permit hunt): Oct. 21-23, 2017.
WMA Deer Bag Limit: Four deer, no more than two bucks and two does, which may include:

  • One buck with archery,
  • One buck with muzzleloader permit,
  • One buck with modern gun permit,
  • Two antlerless with archery, muzzleloader permit or modern gun permit.
  • During youth permit hunt, youths may take three deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and two does with permit.
  • During mobility impaired permit hunt, mobility impaired hunters may take three deer, one buck and two does with permit.

Deer Notes:

  • A WMA Deer Hunt Permit is required to hunt deer with firearms on this WMA. Click here for details.
  • Freddie Black Choctaw Island WMA Deer Research Area East Unit closes to deer hunting when the Mississippi River gauge at Arkansas City reaches 31 feet and remains closed until the gauge falls to 29 feet or below. Click here for details.
  • 15-inch inside spread or 18-inch main beam rule.
  • No dogs.
  • Hunters must harvest and check a doe on Freddie Black Choctaw Island WMA Deer Research Area prior to harvesting a buck.
  • A youth is not required to harvest a doe before harvesting a buck during any hunt.
2017 Crow

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

2017 Quail

Nov. 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 (permit required): 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 bag limit). Archery Hunt (no permit required): April 13-14, and April 18-20, 2017. Two bearded turkeys, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal bag limit).

Turkey Notes: A WMA Turkey Hunt Permit is required to hunt turkeys on this WMA. Click here for details.

 

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.
  • See Area Notes for Access Regulations
Notes
  • Horses and mules are prohibited during deer season.
  • No boats allowed from noon to 4 a.m., Nov. 18-Jan. 28.
    • Exception 1 - Boats allowed within the Mississippi River.
    • Exception 2 - Boats allowed from noon until 6:30 p.m., Dec. 2, Jan. 26-28 and Feb. 3.
    • Exception 3- Boats allowed from noon until 6:30 p.m. on the following waters:
      • Kate Adams Lake,
      • Pothole Lake, and
      • Rocky Hole Lake.
  • Closed to all access (except in Mississippi River, 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.
Ownership

AGFC

Phone

877-367-3559

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