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Frog Bayou WMA

Zone: 235

County: Crawford

2021-22 Closed Seasons
  • Deer Muzzleloader
  • Deer Modern Gun
  • Bear
  • Alligator
  • Turkey
2021-22 Crow

Sept. 2, 2021-Feb. 20, 2022. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.

2021-22 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 25, 2021-Feb. 28, 2022
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:

  • No antlered 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 Quail

Nov. 1, 2021-Feb. 6, 2022. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.

2021-22 Rabbit

Sept. 1, 2021-Feb. 28, 2022. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed.

2021-22 Squirrel

May 15, 2021-Feb. 28, 2022. Dogs allowed. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.

2021-22 Waterfowl

The 2021-22 Arkansas Waterfowl Hunting Guidebook should be posted online early October. Check back for complete WMA information.

Access

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

Area Notes
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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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