Frog Bayou WMA
- 2021-22 Closed Seasons
- Deer Muzzleloader
- Deer Modern Gun
- 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.
- 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
No daily or possession limit
Eurasian Collared Doves must remain fully feathered in the field and while being transported from the field.
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 Waterfowl
- 2021-22 Arkansas Waterfowl Hunting Guidebook
- 2021-22 Statewide Waterfowl Season Dates and Bag Limits
- General WMA Regulations
- No boats allowed Nov. 15-19, 2021, Nov.30-Dec. 10, 2021 and Dec. 24-25, 2021.
- Closed to all access (except in designated campsites, parking areas and boat launch ramps) from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., Nov. 20, 2021-Jan. 31, 2022 and Feb. 5, 2022.
- 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. 20-Jan. 31.
Exception – Boats allowed from 1 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., Dec. 4 and Jan. 31.
- See Page 44 for boating restrictions.
- 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.
- 2022-23 Crow
Sept. 1, 2022-Feb. 20, 2023. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.
- 2022-23 Quail
Nov. 1, 2022-Feb. 5, 2023. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.
- 2022-23 Rabbit
Sept. 1, 2022-Feb. 28, 2023. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed.
- 2022-23 Squirrel
May 15, 2022-Feb. 28, 2023. Dogs allowed. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.
Access is by county roads off U.S. Highway 64 at Dyer.
- Area Notes
- A free annual General Use Permit (WMP) is required to hunt or trap on WMAs. Permits are available online by clicking "Buy Licenses" at agfc.com or by calling 800-364-4263 or any regional office.
- CWD regulations apply.
- Hunters must park in designated parking areas.
- For access restrictions that affect all users during waterfowl season, check the waterfowl guidebook.
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Not allowed. Nearby Corps of Engineers Clear Creek Park has camping and picnicking facilities.
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.
- WMA Master Plan