Gum Flats WMA
County: Little River
- 2021-22 Closed Seasons
- 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 Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24, 2021 and Dec. 11-13, 2021
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 13-24, 2021 (no dogs), Nov. 27-Dec. 8, 2021 (dogs allowed) and Dec. 26-28, 2021 (no dogs)
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
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.
- 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 except during firearms deer hunts.
- 2021-22 Squirrel
May 15, 2021-Feb. 28, 2022. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.
- 2021 Turkey
Youth Hunt: April 10-11, 2021. One legal turkey.
Firearms Hunt: April 19 -27, 2021. One legal turkey, no jakes. (Youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).
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 agfc.com or by calling 800-364-4263 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.