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Frog Bayou WMA

Zone: 235

County: Crawford

2020-21 Closed Seasons
  • Deer Muzzleloader
  • Deer Modern Gun
  • Bear
  • Alligator
  • Turkey
2020-21 Crow

Sept. 1, 2020-Feb. 21, 2021. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.

2020-21 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 26, 2020-Feb. 28, 2021
Deer Firearms: Closed
WMA Deer Bag Limit: Four deer, no more than two antlered bucks, which may include: 

  • Two antlered bucks with archery,
  • Four antlerless with archery.

Deer Notes:

2020-21 Quail

Nov. 1, 2020-Feb. 7, 2021. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.

2020-21 Rabbit

Sept. 1, 2020-Feb. 28, 2021. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed.

2020-21 Squirrel

May 15, 2020-Feb. 28, 2021. Dogs allowed. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.

2020-21 Waterfowl

Statewide Waterfowl Season Dates and Bag Limits

General WMA Regulations

Waterfowl Notes:

  • No boats allowed Nov. 16-20, Dec. 1-10 and Dec. 24-25.
  • Closed to all access (except in designated campsites, parking areas and boat launch ramps) from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., Nov. 21-Jan. 31 and Feb. 6.
  • It is unlawful to use any device that simulates wing movement or movement of any kind through electrical or mechanical means, except jerk strings. See exact code.
  • No boats allowed from 1 p.m. to 4 a.m., Nov. 21-Jan. 31.
    Exception – Boats allowed from 1 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., Dec. 5, Jan. 31 and Feb. 6.
  • Boating regulations on WMAs and NWRs.
  • No boat motors are allowed on Frog Bayou WMA.
  • Hunters must park in designated areas.
  • Waterfowl hunters: please register online at: www.agfc.com/waterfowlhunt before and after each waterfowl hunt.
  • In addition to a valid Arkansas hunting license, nonresidents need a a valid Arkansas waterfowl stamp (DSN) and a 5-day Nonresident WMA Waterfowl Hunting Permit (NW5) to hunt waterfowl on wildlife management areas. The permit costs $30.50 and is valid only Nov. 21-30, Dec. 27-Jan. 5, Jan. 22-31. It is available online, by telephone or from license dealers. Nonresidents will also need a free WMA General Use permit (WMP) when hunting on any WMA.
Access

Access is by county roads off U.S. Highway 64 at Dyer.

Area Notes
  • Hunters must park in designated areas.
  • A free annual General Use Permit (WMP) is required to hunt or trap.
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Camping

Not allowed. Nearby Corps of Engineers Clear Creek Park has camping and picnicking facilities.

Description

Frog Bayou WMA was established in 2005 by the AGFC in partnership with Ducks Unlimited and the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The area nearly tripled in size to its current 2,180 acres in 2017, thanks to a partnership with The Trust for Public Land and Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Dollars.

The WMA is along Frog Bayou (also called Clear Creek), south of Dyer in Crawford County near the Arkansas River. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land adjoins the WMA. The former farm is a wetland restoration, with migratory waterfowl its main user.

Seven moist soil units with low levees are operated as shallow impoundments during late fall and winter; one of these units is separated from the main tract. Much of the other land has been planted in hardwoods such as cypress and willow oak. About 40 acres are forested.

Rabbits are plentiful, with some squirrels and deer. A variety of shorebirds - herons, egrets and less common species - white-faced ibis visit the area. Visitors may spot them along Denham Road. 

Ownership

AGFC

Phone

877-478-1043

WMA Master Plan

View the master plan for this AGFC-owned WMA.

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