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Frog Bayou WMA

2017-18 Closed Seasons
  • Deer Muzzleloader
  • Deer Modern Gun
  • Bear
  • Alligator
2017-18 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 23, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018.
WMA Deer Bag Limit: Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include: 

  • Two bucks with archery,
  • Four does with archery.

Deer Notes:

  • Three-point rule.
  • No dogs.
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.

2017 Squirrel

May 15, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018. Dogs allowed. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.

2017 Turkey

Turkey Season Closed.

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
Access

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

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 andÊFeb. 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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