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Frog Bayou WMA

2018-19 Closed Seasons
  • Deer Muzzleloader
  • Deer Modern Gun
  • Bear
  • Alligator
  • Turkey
2018-19 Crow

Sept. 1, 2018-Feb. 21, 2019. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.

2018-19 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 22, 2018-Feb. 28, 2019.
WMA Deer Bag Limit: Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include: 

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

Deer Notes:

  • No antlered restrictions.
  • No dogs.
2018-19 Quail

Nov. 1, 2018-Feb. 4, 2019. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.

2018-19 Rabbit

Sept. 1, 2018-Feb. 28, 2019. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed.

2018-19 Squirrel

May 15, 2018-Feb. 28, 2019. Dogs allowed. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.

2018-19 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
Access

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

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Camping

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

Description

Frog Bayou WMA (812 acres) 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 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. 

Notes
  • No boats allowed from noon to 4 a.m., Nov. 18-Jan. 28.
    • Exception - Boats allowed from noon until 6:30 p.m., Dec. 2, Jan. 26-28 and Feb. 3.
  • 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.
  • No boat motors are allowed on Frog Bayou WMA.
  • Nonresidents need a Nonresident Wildlife Management Area Waterfowl Hunting Permit to hunt waterfowl.
Ownership

AGFC

Phone

877-478-1043

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