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Gum Flats WMA

Zone: 282

County: Little River

2022-23 Closed Seasons
  • Bear
  • Alligator
2022-23 Crow

Sept. 1, 2022-Feb. 20, 2023. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.

2022-23 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 24, 2022-Feb. 28, 2023
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23, 2022 and Dec. 10-12, 2022
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 12-23, 2022 (no dogs), Nov. 27-Dec. 8, 2022 (dogs allowed) and Dec. 26-28, 2022 (no dogs)
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 5-6, 2022 and Jan. 7-8, 2023

WMA Deer Bag Limit: Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

  • Two bucks with archery,
  • Four does with archery,
  • One buck and one doe with muzzleloader,
  • One buck and one doe with modern gun.
  • During youth hunt, youths may take two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

Deer Notes: Three-point rule.

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 except during firearms deer hunts.

2022-23 Squirrel

May 15, 2022-Feb. 28, 2023. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.

2022 Turkey

Youth Hunt: April 9-10, 2022. One legal turkey.
Firearms Hunt: April 18-26, 2022. One legal turkey.

Hunters, trappers and campers 16 and older must purchase a leased lands permit.


Access points are located along Hwy. 108 between Ashdown and Foreman and north of the Wallace Community on Hwy 32.


The area was established as a WMA in 1999.

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 or by calling 833-345-0325 or any regional office.
  • Hunters, trappers and campers 16 years of age or older must purchase a Gum Flats WMA leased lands permit.

Camping is permitted on the area at designated campsites.


This area is in the Little River and Red River drainage systems and primarily consists of intensively managed pine timberlands and mixed pine/hardwood tracts.

Hunting Opportunities

Deer, quail, turkey, squirrel, and rabbits. See current regulations for seasons and permit requirements.


Gum Flats WMA is in Little River County between Ashdown and Foreman.

Management Practices

Wildlife management practices are integrated with timber management practices to provide quality wildlife habitat and hunting opportunities. These management practices provide substantial open land habitats and stimulate excellent browse production.


This area consists of approximately 15,000 acres of Weyerhaeuser Company land.




The primary objective of this management area is to provide quality wildlife habitat and public hunting opportunities.

Recreation Other Than Hunting

Millwood Lake offers good fishing opportunities and lies about 10 miles to the east.

Restaurants and Other Facilities

Facilities are located in Ashdown and Foreman.


Due to the large network of Weyerhaeuser roads that run throughout the area it is recommended that anyone not familiar with the area obtain an area map from the AGFC office.

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