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Greers Ferry Lake WMA

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

Deer Archery: Sept. 23, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018.
Deer Muzzleloader Mobility Impaired (permit hunt): Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017.
WMA Deer Bag Limit: Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include: 

  • Two bucks with archery,
  • Two bucks with muzzleloader mobility impaired permit,
  • Four does with archery,
  • Four does with muzzleloader mobility impaired permit.

Deer Notes:

  • CWD regulations apply in Van Buren County.
  • Contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a Mobility Impaired Muzzleloader Hunt Permit application at 870-246-5501.
  • No antler restrictions during permit hunts.
  • Three-point rule during archery hunt.
  • No dogs.
2017 Bear

Bear Archery: Sept. 23-Nov. 30, 2017.
Bear Notes:

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 except during firearms deer hunts.

2017 Squirrel

May 15, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.

2017 Turkey

Youth Hunt: April 8-9, 2017. Two bearded turkeys, no more than one jake. Firearms Hunt: April 10-25, 2017. Two bearded turkeys, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).

About the Name

The area was named after the lake and land adjacent to it.

Access

Accesses to area are numerous major highway networks that lead to different public use areas and surrounding lands.

Age

The area was first leased in 1968.

Description

The land is in the foothills of the Boston Mountains of Central Arkansas. The vegetation consists of oak-hickory woodland with scattered pine-cedar stands. There are some open lands, such as the public use areas, that have many grasses and shrubs.

Hunting Opportunities

Hunting is limited to land outside of the public use areas. The best hunting opportunities are for white-tailed deer (archery and special permit muzzeloader hunting only) and turkey.

Location

The area runs adjacent to Greers Ferry Lake. The management area consists of the corps land that is above the conservation pool.

Management Practices

The AGFC in cooperation with the US Army Corps of Engineers, plant food plots, constructs or maintains habitat modifications for the betterment of wildlife. The Corps has a visitors center near the dam, there is a Federal Fish Hatchery just south of the dam and many other attractions in nearby towns. Additional hunting and other outdoor recreational opportunities exist on adjacent leased land. This land is called the Cherokee WMA.

Notes

The WMA includes all Corps of Engineer property between the lake and the white line. There are parks on the lake that are off limits to hunting. These areas are marked with yellow paint.Contact the Corps of Engineers for a Mobility Impaired Hunt Application at 870-246-5501.

Ownership

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Phone

877-297-4331

Purpose

The lake area was first leased by the AGFC for the main purpose of fishery habitat development.

Recreation Other Than Hunting

The area has many recreational adventures. Since it is a Corps Lake, there is camping (both modern and primitive), fishing and other water sports, hiking and many other opportunities that exist for the enjoyment of the outdoors.

Restaurants and Other Facilities

The management area and lake are in the heart of north central Arkansas, just 70 miles north of Little Rock. Motels, restaurants and supply stores can be found in Heber Springs, Fairfield Bay, Clinton and other small towns around the lake.

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